TechNetStats is designed to replace my old scripts: Export-TechNetContributionToCSV and Measure-TechNetContribution. The web scraping implemented there is not very robust so I’m refactoring this into a module.
Publishing: not yet
These help pages will only be provided in English. Despite specifying the English dialect as en-US, british spelling may well be found, especially in help files.
Last commit: 2020-06-01
Limitations of the current release (instead of a ToDo pipeline)
These are known limitations and I am actively working on overcoming them:
- Built-in help content is missing for all functions. Writing it is a tedious process and much less fun than writing the actual code so please bear with me.
What it is
A PowerShell module for web scraping the TechNet forum and gaining some insights into a forum user’s activity.
Read the TechNet Forum contribution of the user “Evgenij Smirnov” into a time stamped CSV file in the current user’s profile folder:
Read-TechNetStatsForum -UserName "Evgenij Smirnov"
Create the report on the contribution:
Export-TechNetStatsReport -OutputPath c:\temp\tnreport -FocusCategory 'Cloud and Datacenter Management'
Windows PowerShell 5.x (uses classes, if there is a demand for the compatibility to earlier versions, please let me know).
It is planned to offer a SQLite data store in addition to CSV, so we ship SQLite along with the module:
SQLite library (.NET 4.0 binary from http://system.data.sqlite.org/index.html/doc/trunk/www/downloads.wiki) if SQLite will be used as datastore. x64 version is shipped with the module.
The library requires the VC++ 2010 SP1 redistributable to be installed.
Helper functions not exported from the module