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Month: January 2020

Powershell 7 Release Candidate

Max Trinidad has a nice update for us:

The moment everyone has been waiting for some time is here, PowerShell Release Candidate is available for download. This a “Go Live” release officially supported in production by Microsoft.

Everyone in the Microsoft PowerShell Team, with the help of the community, has done an excellent job with the evolution of this new version of PowerShell. Read all about it on the PowerShell DevBlogs recent post “Announcing the PowerShell 7.0 Release Candidate“.

Make sure to read all previous posts as they perfectly outlined under the “Why is PowerShell 7 so awesome?” section of the release candidate post.

Click through for more details. One of the nice things in this RC is a consistent Out-Gridview experience, so it’s not just for Windows anymore.

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A Diagnostic Book for SQL Server

Emanuele Meazzo has a new years’s gift for us:

Welcome to 2020! I wanted to start this year by giving to all my fellow consultants another way to troubleshoot our beloved SQL Servers; I’ve already talked about diagnostic notebooks in the past, and now, since Azure Data Studio has implemented the feature, I wanted to group them into a Diagnostic Book.

As the name implies, a jupyter book is no other than a collection of notebooks (and markdown files) that groups everything in a coherent space, with an index and navigation options alike.

I think this sort of collection of notebooks (a, uh, note-book), if put together well, makes it easier to learn a new environment and understand key problems than a big Scripts.txt file or a folder full of scripts.

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Using the Power BI Color Picker

David Eldersveld walks us through the Power BI color picker:

The new color picker allows colors in RGB format in addition to the hex color format that Power BI has used exclusively until now.

The new one also easily allows users to choose from a wider selection of shades and tones. This builds upon the simpler selection of hues and tints in the original.

In case you don’t know what David means, there is an excellent explanation of each term.

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