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Desmond LEE specializes in end-to-end enterprise infrastructure, cross platform open web and mobile applications to innovative cloud solutions. These are built around proven business processes, effective project team management and people integration across all C*-levels and various industries worldwide.

Based in Zürich, Switzerland, he is an ex-MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) recognized for his dedicated passion and volunteer work in the IT and DevOps community. An established speaker at major global and regional events known for his real-world insights with decades of hands-on experiences*, Desmond contributes frequently to several highly rated publications and often engages in popular Microsoft public forums/newsgroups.

Desmond holds a Master of Science university degree and is a SVEB certified trainer, coach and founder of the Swiss IT Pro User Group (www.swissitpro.ch), an independent, non-profit organization for IT Pros by IT Pros championing Microsoft, open-source and related technologies.

Internationally, Desmond is CertTESOL qualified in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages as awarded by Trinity College London.

You can follow his IT adventures at www.leedesmond.com.

* consultancy, concept design, engineering, proof-of-concept, testing, scripting/automation (PowerShell), technical documentation from private, hybrid to public cloud infrastructure

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PowerShell: Determine The Last Day of a Month (incl. the Day of the Week)

Except for February, it is possible to hard-code the last day of each month since the number of days is fixed. However, you still have to determine the day of the week separately. Rather than doing this manually, the code snippet below should do the trick: #determine the last day of the first quarter of …

Windows PowerShell 5.1, PowerShell Core 6.x & (slipped Jan 2020 GA) PowerShell 7

PowerShell Core 6.x (6.0, 6.1 and 6.2) is Microsoft’s initial attempts to bring the veteran Windows PowerShell outside of its core Windows ecosystem to Linux and macOS based platforms. It is designed to run side-by-side (SxS) when installed on supported Windows operating systems where the feature set is not on par with Windows PowerShell due …