Previously I announced that Planet PowerShell will be enforcing HTTPS for all aggregated sites from August 1st (2018-08-01). That date is now a little over 4 weeks away.
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Planet PowerShell has grown over the last 18 months since its launch. The community has grown to over 60 talented individuals, with great content posted every day. During this time, I've been very cautious of making many significant changes, but this is about to change.
GitHub recently announced new features and support for multiple issue templates. Before, GitHub supported a single template, by supporting multiple types of issues, we can gather the right information from the beginning.
Several days ago, Jared raised a Pull Request for Posh-SYSLOG to correct an issue with the module’s manifest. It seems that in version 3.0 of Posh-SYSLOG, I used the PowerShellHostVersion attribute of the module manifest and not PowerShellVersion to specify the minimum Powershell version. This wouldn't have created issues within a normal PowerShell session, but would have prevented the module from loading in VS Code (as Jared reported) or the ISE.
I'm pleased to announce Version 1.0 of AzurePublicIPAddresses. This version includes support 6 new Azure regions:
Australia Central 2
UK South 2
North Europe 2 (name TBC)
East Europe (name TBC)
This release also represents a major milestone since the modules creation back in March 2016. The module has proven to be very stable, and hence I'm now giving it the stable 1.0 moniker. I'm confident that the existing design should support any new regions or source XML files that Microsoft may release without the need for breaking changes.
SquareSpace has been my blogging platform of choice since 2011. My biggest complaint with the platform has always been syntax highlighting. SquareSpace comes with some simple highlighting, but it only supports a few languages, certainly not PowerShell. Over the years I've tried everything from simply using bold and italic text, to using custom HTML and even embedded Pastebin and GitHub Gists. No matter what I tried, I was never happy with the result.
I'm pleased to announce that my PowerShell for working with Azure’s public IP address listings now supports the new Azure Regions in France and Germany. This release, 0.9, introduces some minor breaking changes, needed to support the Germany regions.
As part of their response to the Speculative Execution vulnerabilities, Spectre and Meltdown, Microsoft released updates for all supported systems. Microsoft made the decision to not enable these protections in Windows Server by default. It's up to you as the administrator to enable the protections.