I ran across something again recently that I find to be really cool. You can add a command to your profile to add default parameters to any cmdlet. I first saw this as a way to have Format-Table execute with the –AutoSize flag every time.
That is a cool idea if you are stuck on Powershell 4 or older. Now that Powershell 5 kind of does that already, I really didn’t think much about it. Sometime later, I found myself wanting to share a cmdlet with someone and the default parameter values were specific to the way I used it. I didn’t really like that so I changed it. I made it into a better tool.
Except now I was supplying those values over and over every time I used it for myself. I decided there had to be a better way and that’s when I finally remembered this trick. And it can work on any cmdlet.
So now I can keep my cmdlets more generic and still get the benefit of default parameters that benefit myself. I can stick in common server names or credentials. Any value that I can think of really. Just add it to my profile and I am all set.