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  • Blog Post: Understanding Numbers in PowerShell

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about numbers in Windows PowerShell. Hey, Scripting Guy! One of the things that is frustrating to me with Windows PowerShell is the way that it handles numbers. For example, I want to know the percent of processor utilization for something, and it...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: The Changing Nature of Documentation

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about the changing nature of documentation. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This week, we announced Microsoft HoloLens during the Windows 10: The Next Chapter webcast. I mean, I want one—badly. This is going to be an incredible...
  • Blog Post: Formatting Date Strings with PowerShell

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about formatting date strings with Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It seems that different ways to display dates and times are in great supply. In fact, there are dozens of ways to do this. If I decide that I do not...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: The Best Ways to Learn PowerShell

    Summary : PowerShell MVP, Teresa Wilson, talks about the best ways to learn Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have a guest post by Windows PowerShell MVP, Teresa Wilson, aka The Scripting Wife. I asked her to talk a little bit about how one goes about learning...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Why Should I Learn PowerShell?

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about why you should learn Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The other day, I ran into an IT pro at the mall. He recognized me and started talking to me. It was like, dude, I was trapped. It turned out that he was cool...
  • Blog Post: What Is PowerShell?

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, explains Windows PowerShell. Hey, Scripting Guy! I keep hearing this term...all over...everywhere. But I do not know what it is. Can you tell me, "What is Windows PowerShell?" —DB Hello DB, Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Playing with PowerShell Prompt

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about playing with the Windows PowerShell prompt. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is time to round up all of those end-of-the-year kinds of things. This is, in fact, the last weekend Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog post of 2014. Not sure...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Exploring IP Address Functions

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell with TCP/IP. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning, I decided to make a cup of orange spice tea. I did not even do it manually. I used a tea bag. I know, I know, I know. But hey, sometimes I like...
  • Blog Post: Access Objects Inside Other Objects in PowerShell Pipeline

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about accessing objects inside other objects in the Windows PowerShell pipeline. Hey, Scripting Guy! Yesterday in Create Custom PowerShell Objects , you talked about writing a script to access embedded objects. That seems like a lot of trouble. Is...
  • Blog Post: Create Custom PowerShell Objects

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about creating custom objects via Windows PowerShell. Hey, Scripting Guy! Yesterday in Understand Embedded Objects in PowerShell , you said the easy way to expand a Windows PowerShell object was to use the –ExpandProperty parameter from the...
  • Blog Post: Understand Embedded Objects in PowerShell

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about understanding embedded objects in Windows PowerShell. Hey, Scripting Guy! I don’t get it. Some things in Windows PowerShell are so easy, and others are so complicated. It seems to go from ridiculously easy to ridiculously hard all at...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Find Hotfixes Installed in Time Range

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to find hotfixes that were installed during a certain time range. Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a problem at work. It seems there was a hotfix that was installed in the last couple of months that is causing problems...
  • Blog Post: Pre- and Post-Incrementing Do...While Loop in PowerShell

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about pre- and post-incrementing the Do...While loop in Windows PowerShell. Hey, Scripting Guy! I think that I found a bug in Windows PowerShell. In fact, I am pretty sure that I have. It involves using the ++ increment operator. For example, I know...
  • Blog Post: More Comments about PowerShell Commenting

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, continues the discussion about Windows PowerShell comments. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning, I was up early because I had to take the Scripting Wife to the airport. Luckily, it was really early, so Charlotte’s world class...
  • Blog Post: Top Four Suggestions for Effective PowerShell Comments

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, lists his top four ideas to include in comments in Windows PowerShell scripts. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is a new week. This one is filled with potential for unlimited new explorations, beginnings of wonderful friendships, and delving...
  • Blog Post: Six Comments about PowerShell Commenting

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about adding comments to Windows PowerShell scripts. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning brings another cool fall day in Charlotte, North Carolina. I am sipping a cup of English Breakfast tea with a cinnamon stick and a bit...
  • Blog Post: Upgrade to PowerShell 4.0 Because It Is Easier to Use

    Summary : Microsoft PowerShell MVP, Teresa Wilson (aka Scripting Wife), talks about upgrading to Windows PowerShell 4.0 because it is easier to use. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I continue my series of posts about upgrading to Windows PowerShell 4.0 by turning over the keyboard...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Why Upgrade to PowerShell 4.0?

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson talks about why to upgrade to Windows PowerShell 4.0 Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I am kicking off a week of posts that are written by Windows PowerShell MVPs, a member of the product group, and myself, in which we are going to talk about...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Glimpse into the PowerShell Future

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about the future of Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I don’t know about you, but I “got into IT” because I am easily bored. I don’t mean that I have a short attention span, because I don’t...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Calculate and Display Percentages

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to calculate and display percentages. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning, I am sipping a cup of red berry tea. It is tangy and refreshing. I will admit that I cheated. I used our machine. Boom...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Why Learn PowerShell?

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about why to learn Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Every once in a while, I am asked, “Why should I learn Windows PowerShell?” To be honest, that is always a bit of a troublesome question. Not because...
  • 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: 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: Handling Errors the PowerShell Way

    Summary : Trevor Sullivan talks about handling errors in Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have guest blogger and Windows PowerShell MVP, Trevor Sullivan ... also find Trevor on Twitter ( https://twitter.com/pcgeek86 ) and his blog ( http://trevorsullivan.net...
  • Blog Post: Getting to Know ForEach and ForEach-Object

    Summary : Learn the differences between ForEach and ForEach-Object in Windows PowerShell. Honorary Scripting Guy and Windows PowerShell MVP, Boe Prox , here today filling in for my good friend, The Scripting Guy. Today I am going to talk about some differences between using ForEach and using ForEach...