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  • Blog Post: Dude, PowerShell Changed My Life

    Summary : Ed Wilson relates conversations from the Microsoft Ignite 2015 conference in Chicago. One of the great things about being at Ignite in Chicago is the opportunity to talk to so many people. I mean, with 23,000 attendees, most of whom it seems stopped by the Scripting Guys booth, the conversations...
  • Blog Post: Popcorn, Peanuts, and PowerShell

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about day two of Microsoft Ignite 2015 in Chicago. When I was a kid, my brother and I could not wait for spring. In fact, during the winter, we carefully perused the schedule…THE schedule of the Cincinnati Reds games at Riverfront Stadium...
  • Blog Post: How Do You Use PowerShell?

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about conversations with visitors to the Scripting Guys booth at Ignite 2015. It is Tuesday morning, and the expo is already at a dull roar of excitement. Microsoft PFEs Brian Wilhite, Jason Walker, and the Scripting Wife found a relatively quiet...
  • Blog Post: Cool PowerShell Conversations at Ignite

    Summary : Ed Wilson talks about some Windows PowerShell conversations at the Scripting Guys booth. One of the cool things about getting together with a bunch of people at the Scripting Guys booth is that I learn stuff. The conversations are great. Here is a case in point: Windows PowerShell MVP, Steve...
  • Blog Post: First Morning of Ignite in Chicago

    Summary : Ed Wilson talks about the first morning of Ignite conference in Chicago. It is 6:00 in the morning. I would say, "Oh dark thirty"—except it is earlier than that. The Scripting Wife and I headed downstairs from our conference hotel for the ride to the convention center. I...
  • Blog Post: Ignite: T-1: Scripting Guys Booth Setup Day

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about setting up the booth at Ignite 2015. The Scripting Wife and I arrived in Chicago last night for Microsoft Ignite 2015. As it turned out, it is an absolutely beautiful day. We herded onto the bus in front of our hotel, and headed to the conference...
  • 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: PowerTip: Read First Line of File with PowerShell

    Summary : Learn how to read only the first line of a file by using Windows PowerShell. How can I use Windows PowerShell to read only the first line of a file? Introduced in Windows PowerShell 3.0, you can use the -First parameter, for example: Get-Content C:\fso\batteryReport.txt -First 1
  • Blog Post: Mike’s Best Practices at PowerShell Saturday in Atlanta on Oct 26

    Here is a special guest blog by Mike F Robbins. Mike F Robbins is a Windows PowerShell enthusiast, IT pro, winner of the advanced category in the 2013 scripting games, and contributing author of a chapter in the PowerShell Deep Dives book . Mike blogs at http://mikefrobbins.com and can be found on twitter...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Summit North America 2014 announced

    PowerShell Summit North America 2014 will open for public registration on September 15th; we'll have some discounts available and everything is described at http://powershell.org/wp/?p=9776 . We've already run through registration periods for our 2013 alumni, and for our TechLetter subscribers. But the...
  • Blog Post: Understanding PowerShell Remote Management

    Summary: Understanding Windows PowerShell remote management. Weekend Scripter: Enabling Windows remote management Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I thought I would share a portion of my new Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step book published by Microsoft Press. This book is available...
  • Blog Post: The Impromptu PowerShell Summit in Zurich

    Summary: I talk about meeting up with MOW, Fermin, and other friends in Zurich. Well, the Scripting Wife and I arrived in Zurich following our excursion to CERN. It was a beautiful train trip, and I was able to get a decent amount of work completed on my new Windows PowerShell 3.0 book. Our hotel...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Deploy a New Active Directory Forest

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to deploy a new Active Directory forest. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, I thought I would provide another excerpt from my new Microsoft Press book: Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step, which is available...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Saturday–Atlanta edition

    It's less than two weeks until PowerShell Saturday #005 in Alpharetta, GA on October 26, 2013. Microsoft employees, MVPs, and community members have been gathered to present 15 sessions covering a wide range of topics. In addition to the sessions, we will have a hands-on-lab and an Iron Scripter scripting...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Create a Bunch of Folders Based upon the Date

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to create a bunch of folders based upon the date. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, this morning I took the Scripting Wife to the Charlotte airport to begin our trip to Europe. It is beyond me why Teresa...
  • Blog Post: Find Hidden Message Embedded in Image

    Summary : Learn how to find a hidden message embedded in an image. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have an extra post from Shane Nelson with a recap of an interesting challenge presented to us at our Charlotte PowerShell User Group. Shane is an associate Windows system administrator...