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  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Piping Results from One PowerShell Cmdlet to Another

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about piping the results from one cmdlet to another. Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a problem. When I pipe information from one Windows PowerShell cmdlet to anther (for example, when I use Get-Process and pipe it to Stop-Process ), sometimes it works...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Introducing Script Browser and Script Analyzer

    Summary : Scott Ge and Bill Grauer share new Windows PowerShell resources: Script Browser and Script Analyzer. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have a guest blog from Scott Ge and Bill Grauer from Microsoft Customer Service and Support. Take it away Scott and Bill… To...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Looping: The Continue Statement

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using the Continue statement in looping. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Dude, dude, dude (or dudette). TechEd 2014 is nearly here. Tomorrow the Scripting Wife and I jump onto a big old hairy plane and head to Houston, Texas for...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Looping: Advanced Break

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about additional uses for the Break statement in looping. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning, it is cool and the sun is barely up. I am sipping a cup of English Breakfast tea with a spoonful of spearmint and peppermint leaves...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Looping: Basics of the Break

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about the basics of using the Break statement in a Windows PowerShell loop. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Hmmm, it seems that the Scripting Wife and I just returned from the Windows PowerShell Summit, and yet in four days, we are leaving...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Looping: Understanding and Using Do…Until

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about understanding and using the Do…Until loop. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The Scripting Wife and I are busy getting ready for TechEd 2014 North America, which will be in Houston, Texas this year. It kicks off this Sunday...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Looping: Understanding and Using Do...While

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using the Do…While statement in Windows PowerShell scripts. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Last week, the Scripting Wife and I were at the Windows PowerShell Summit in Bellevue, Washington. It was an awesome week. We got...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Looping: The Automatic Foreach

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about Windows PowerShell and the automatic Foreach feature. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of my favorite features in Windows PowerShell (since Windows PowerShell 3.0) is what I call the automatic Foreach . Basically, it means that...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Looping: Using While

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about Windows PowerShell looping and looks at using the While statement. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the things that I see with people coming to Windows PowerShell from VBScript or some other language, is that they seem to...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Looping: Using the Foreach-Object Cmdlet

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using the Foreach-Object cmdlet in Part 2 of the Looping Week series. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I want to address a major point of confusion for newbie Windows PowerShell scripters. That point is the Foreach-Object...