Category: Powershell

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REST API automation with PowerShell in Azure

Reading Time: 6 minutes The Power BI REST API opens a wealth of capabilities in consuming metadata about your content as well as batch processing of security changes, content deployment and backups of deployed reports. Although I talk specifically about Power BI, these methods...

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Analysing Scribe Online maps with PowerShell

Reading Time: 3 minutes CodeSnippets #3 An all too common “feature” of business applications and tooling is the lack of power user functionality, to automate, integrate and script actions beyond the usual user-friendly drag and drop interfaces and Scribe Online is no different. I’ve...

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How Chocolatey saves me time

Reading Time: 6 minutes I want to share an application I use when setting up a new machine or recovering from a re-install of Windows, called Chocolatey. Since I started using Chocolatey, I find a 50/50 split of people I talk to that have...

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Retrieve Azure Tenant Id using PowerShell

Reading Time: 1 minute CodeSnippets #1 I have an idea to do a series of short blog posts over the year with helpful PowerShell functions, SQL code or problems I’ve encountered. The kind of thing I wouldn’t bother writing about as it would barely...

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Top 10 things to document in SSRS

Reading Time: 1 minute Today is my last day at Monster Worldwide and it occurred to me in the lead up to it that there is quite a few components of SSRS and metadata that I’ve documented, put under source control or extracted over...

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I published a PowerShell Module!

Reading Time: 2 minutes I’ve been working with Power BI metadata a lot lately. Analysing and sourcing information about the security, content and workspaces we hold and I always found myself re-using authentication code or I’d end up approaching problems differently as my PowerShell...