Windows PowerShell v2.0 Reference
A long time ago, in a job far, far, away, we wrote a Windows PowerShell Owner’s Manaul for version 1.0. Well, now Windows PowerShell v2.0 is out. Not only is it out, but it’s the foundation for the Lync Server Management Shell. And since that’s what we’re working on these days, we went ahead and updated the Windows PowerShell Owner’s Manaul. The existing content was updated for version 2.0, plus we added a few things here and there to show you some of the new features.
We’re not done yet, there’s more to Windows PowerShell than what you see here, so be sure to come back once in a while to check out the new additions to the Windows PowerShell Owner’s Manual.
Getting Started with Windows PowerShell v2.0
The best place to start is always “Getting Started.”
Piping and the Pipeline
If one Windows PowerShell cmdlet is good (and it is) imagine how cool it would be to string several cmdlets together. That’s what piping is all about.
If you’ve ever sat around with your coworkers and debated on what the most powerful key on the keyboard is, well, that’s kind of sad. But regardless, the debate is over: the most powerful key on your keyboard is, without a doubt, the TAB key.
These tips and tricks will make it easier, and quite a bit faster, to type commands into Windows PowerShell.
Customizing the Console
Because you don’t want anyone telling you what your windows should look like.
See how you can rely on your old command-line friends (like dir and cd) to perform similar tasks in PowerShell. And, if you’re feeling adventurous, explore the prospect of giving existing cmdlets names that you choose.
Windows PowerShell will do pretty much anything you want it to. (With the possible exception of paying your rent.) All you have to do is ask.
Introduction to Scripting
Do you want to type commands at the command prompt, or write scripts to carry out those same commands? With Windows PowerShell, you no longer have to choose.
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