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  • Blog Post: Back to Basics Part 5: Outputting Data

    Summary : Microsoft PFE, Gary Siepser, talks about outputting data via the pipeline in this exciting conclusion to a five part series. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today brings an end to a week of guest blog posts by Gary Siepser. You can read the following posts to catch up with the...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Difference Between XML PowerShell Cmdlets

    Summary : Understand the difference between XML cmdlets in Windows PowerShell. What is the difference between the Windows PowerShell cmdlets, Export-CliXML and ConvertTo-XML ? The Help file for ConvertTo-XML says: "This cmdlet is similar to Export-CliXML, except that Export-CliXML stores...
  • Blog Post: Back to Basics Part 4: More Ways to Manipulate Data

    Summary : Microsoft PFE, Gary Siepser, talks more about the basics of the Windows PowerShell pipeline. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today Gary Siepser delivers his Part 4 of his five part series. To follow along, you can read: Back to the Basics Part 1: Learn About the PowerShell...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Looking for Folders and Files in PowerShell

    Summary : Learn about looking for folders and files in Windows PowerShell. Why does this command show me folders instead of files? Dir | Where PSIsContainer -eq False In Windows PowerShell, use the automatic variables $True and $False to refer to Boolean values instead of the string True and...
  • Blog Post: Back to the Basics Part 3: Do Something with Your Data

    Summary : Microsoft PFE, Gary Siepser, further investigates the basics of the Windows PowerShell pipeline. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It's midweek already! Time sure flies, especially when you have a guest blogger for the week. Welcome back Gary Siepser for the third part in...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Sorting More than One Column

    Summary : Learn to sort by more than one column in Windows PowerShell. Can I use Windows PowerShell to sort by more than one column, and have the primary column be ascending and secondary column be descending? In the Help examples, you'll see that the Property parameter accepts a hash table...
  • Blog Post: Back to the Basics Part 2: Learn about the Pipeline and "Getters"

    Summary : Microsoft PFE, Gary Siepser, talks about the basics of using the Windows PowerShell pipeline and "getters." Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This week, Gary Siepser, a Microsoft PFE is our guest blogger. Yesterday, we posted the first part of his series: Back to the...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use Custom Delimiter with CSV File

    Summary : Use a custom delimiter with Windows PowerShell when reading a CSV file. Can I use a delimiter other than the comma ( , ) when reading from a CSV file? Import-CSV has a parameter dedicated for this purpose called -Delimiter : Get-Help Import-Csv -ShowWindow You can easily use...
  • Blog Post: Back to the Basics Part 1: Learn About the PowerShell Pipeline

    Summary : Guest blogger and Microsoft PFE, Gary Siepser, talks about the basics of the Windows PowerShell pipeline. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This week we have a series of five posts that are written by PFE Gary Siepser as we head back to the basics with the Windows PowerShell pipeline...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Learn to Start the PowerShell Pipeline

    Summary : Find cmdlets that permit starting the pipeline in Windows PowerShell. How do I find all the Get commands that allow me to start a pipeline? Although there are a number of ways, the Get-Command cmdlet has a parameter called -Verb for this purpose: PS > Get-Command -Verb Get CommandType...
  • Blog Post: Use Windows Search to Find Your PowerShell Scripts

    Summary : Microsoft PFE, Gary Siepser, shares a cool Windows Search trick to find Windows PowerShell scripts. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today our guest blogger is Gary Siepser. Here is Gary to tell us about himself: I am a premier field engineer(PFE) in the Customer Services...
  • Blog Post: Expert Commentary: 2012 Scripting Games Advanced Event 3

    Summary : Microsoft PFE, Gary Siepser, provides expert commentary for 2012 Scripting Games Advanced Event 3. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Gary Siepser is the expert commentator for 2012 Scripting Games Advanced Event 3. Gary is a premier field engineer (PFE) in Customer Services...