PowerShell and DevOps

TH06 PowerShell Core on Linux: Benefits and Challenges

August 8th, 2019

9:30am - 10:45am

Level: Intermediate

Aleksandar Nikolic

PowerShell Magazine

PowerShell Core, the evolution of Windows PowerShell, is open source and cross-platform. You can use it on Linux, macOS, and Windows. If you want to use the Azure Cloud Shell to manage your cloud resources, your only option now is to run PowerShell on Linux. How does this affect us as users? How do you build cross-platform PowerShell code and what development tools can we use to reach this goal? What are the Linux-specific features that we need to consider and embrace? In this talk, you will see what's new in PowerShell and learn how to deal with the challenges of running PowerShell on Linux.

You will learn:

  • About PowerShell Core
  • Linux-specific differences to run PowerShell commands
  • How to write portable PowerShell scripts that run everywhere