Exploring PowerShellGet and the PSGallery

PowerShellGet is a module that enables you to work with external repositories. A repository is a site, either on the internet or internally, that hosts software packages. You use the cmdlets in this module to access one or more repositories that enable you to find, download, and use third-party packages from a package repository.

PowerShellGet leverages mainly the PSGallery repository. This repository, often referred to as a repo, is sponsored by Microsoft and contains a wealth of PowerShell functionalities, including PowerShell modules, DSC resources, PowerShell scripts, and so on. Many of the recipes in this book utilize PSGallery resources.

To some extent, the PowerShellGet module is similar to tools ...

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