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  • Blog Post: What It Means to Be a PowerShell MVP

    Summary : Four Windows PowerShell MVPs share what the title means to them. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The MVP Summit is over. Many MVPs began their long trek home last night. Others decided to remain overnight or even over the weekend before heading home. From the feedback I have...
  • Blog Post: A Day in the Life of MVPs at the Summit

    Summary : Windows PowerShell MVPs, Sean Kearney, Steve Murawski, and Shane Hoey, talk more about the MVP Summit. An update from Sean... The last day of the MVP Summit is upon us. Aside from of all of the NDA goodie events, many really cool things happen outside of the MVP Summit sessions...
  • Blog Post: MVP Summit–First Day Reports

    Summary : Windows PowerShell MVPs share their Summit experiences. Here is a report Windows PowerShell MVP, Steve Murawski The MVP Summit is one of my favorite times of the year despite the fact that [MVP.Summit] -notcontains 'Sleep'. Why is the Summit one of my favorite times? Well, I'll...
  • Blog Post: The MVP Summit–Posting 1

    Summary : Windows PowerShell MVPs, Teresa Wilson and Richard Siddaway, provide initial impressions fromthe MVP Summit. Hello everyone. This is Teresa. My flight was uneventful. Actually, it was better than uneventful because I was able to get upgraded. At least, my flight was only about five hours—and...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Mini-Scripting Games 2014: Answer 5

    Summary : Here is the answer to Problem 5 in Windows PowerShell Mini-Scripting Games 2014. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is time for the answer to Problem 5 in Mini-Scripting Games 2014. Last week, I posted the complete Problem 5 description and task outline . Problem 5 synopsis...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Mini-Scripting Games 2014: Answer 4

    Summary : Here is the answer to Problem 4 in Windows PowerShell Mini-Scripting Games 2014. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is time for the answer to Problem 4 in Mini-Scripting Games 2014. Last week, I posted the complete Problem 4 description and task outline . Problem 4 synopsis...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Mini-Scripting Games 2014: Answer 3

    Summary : Here is the answer to Problem 3 in Windows PowerShell Mini-Scripting Games 2014. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today it is time to look at Problem 3. Last week, I posted the complete Problem 3 description and task outline . Problem 3 synopsis One of your teammates wrote...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Mini-Scripting Games 2014: Answer 2

    Summary : Here is the answer to Problem 2 in Windows PowerShell Mini-Scripting Games 2014. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Problem 2 could be a bear to solve. After all, it involves text manipulation. Last week, I posted the complete Problem 2 description and task outline . Problem...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Mini-Scripting Games 2014: Answer 1

    Summary : Here is the answer to Problem 1 in Windows PowerShell Mini-Scripting Games 2014. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Here is an answer to Problem 1 in Windows PowerShell Mini-Scripting Games 2014. Last week, I posted the complete Problem 1 description and task outline . Problem...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Mini-Scripting Games 2014: Problem 4

    Summary : Here is Problem 4 in Windows PowerShell Mini-Scripting Games 2014. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have problem four in the Windows PowerShell Mini-Scripting Games. Remember: Please do not post any answers to these problems until next week. Please do not spoil the fun...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Mini-Scripting Games 2014 Question 4

    Summary : Here is the fourth short-answer question for Mini-Scripting Games 2014. You are attempting to use Try/Catch/Finally in your script. No matter what you try, the script never seems to catch it. What is the most likely cause of the problem? Answer to be posted next week!
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Mini-Scripting Games 2014: Problem 5

    Summary : Here is the final problem in Windows PowerShell Mini-Scripting Games 2014. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This is it. It is day five of the Mini-Scripting Games. Next week, I will share solutions to the questions (PowerTips) and problems from this week. Problem 5 description...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Mini-Scripting Games 2014 Question 5

    Summary : Here is the fifth short-answer question for Mini-Scripting Games 2014. You created a constant variable in your Windows PowerShell console. Now when you attempt to delete the variable, you get an error message. How can you remove a constant variable? Answer to be posted next week!
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Mini-Scripting Games 2014: Problem 3

    Summary : Here is Problem 3 in Windows PowerShell Mini-Scripting Games 2014. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today is the middle of the Windows PowerShell Mini-Scripting Games, so we are ready for Problem 3. Remember: Please do not post any answers to these problems until next week. Please...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Mini-Scripting Games 2014 Question 3

    Summary : Here is the third short-answer question for Mini-Scripting Games 2014. You are writing a script, and when it runs, you receive an error message that states: “You cannot call a method on a null-valued expression." What is the first thing you should check? Answer to be posted...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Mini-Scripting Games 2014: Problem 2

    Summary : Here is Problem 2 in Windows PowerShell Mini-Scripting Games 2014. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is time for the second problem of the Windows PowerShell Mini-Scripting Games. Remember: Please do not post any answers to these problems until next week. Please do not spoil...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Mini-Scripting Games 2014 Question 2

    Summary : Here is the second short-answer question for Mini-Scripting Games 2014. On your laptop running Windows 8.1, you are running Hyper-V. You have heard that there are cmdlets that let you manage this. You open Windows PowerShell and type the following command: Get-VM Absolutely nothing...
  • Blog Post: Mini-PowerShell Scripting Games 2014: Questions, Problems, and Answers

    Summary : Use these Mini-PowerShell Scripting Games questions, problems, and answers for practice or in User Group meetings. Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson is here. On August 11, 2014, we kicked off a five day Mini-PowerShell Scripting Games. This was in response to a number of requests I have...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Mini-Scripting Games 2014: Problem 1

    Summary : Introducing Problem 1 in the Windows PowerShell Mini-Scripting Games 2014. Hey, Scripting Guy! You know, the Scripting Games are tons of fun, and I always learn a lot. I wish you would post problems from time-to-time, instead of me having to wait for the official Scripting Games. You don’t...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Many Paths to a PowerShell Command

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson talks about using different types of commands in Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. A while ago, someone said there must be 50 ways to stop a process in Windows PowerShell. Although I am not certain that number is entirely accurate...
  • Blog Post: The Scripting Editor Tells All

    Summary : Dia Reeves, aka the Scripting Editor, has some fun talking about working on the Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have a guest blog from my editor, Dia Reeves... Hello to all you Windows PowerShell scripters and fans of the Hey, Scripting...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Hurrah for Curah

    Summary : Teresa Wilson (aka Scripting Wife) talks about how Microsoft Curah solved her search issue. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Windows PowerShell MVP, Teresa Wilson is back with us today to share information about Curah. One of the problems with trying to find technical information...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Top Ten PowerScripting PodCasts

    Summary : Windows PowerShell MVP, Teresa Wilson, talks about the top ten PowerScripting podcasts. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This weekend we have a very special guest blogger. You guessed it. Teresa Wilson , aka The Scripting Wife, will share her thoughts with you. Take it away Teresa...
  • Blog Post: An End of Week Treat: Mini-Scripting Games

    Summary : Windows PowerShell MVP, Jim Christopher, shares a mini-Scripting Games event from the Charlotte Windows PowerShell User Group. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Welcome today, guest blogger, Jim Christopher . Jim is a Windows PowerShell MVP and the leader of the Charlotte Windows...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Non-PowerShell Books for PowerShell People

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, collects a list of cool book recommendations. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the things I constantly find myself doing is reading. I try to read a lot of different things, fiction, non-fiction, classic literature, and technical. I...