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  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Exploring Powershell Profiles

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, explores Windows PowerShell profiles and locations. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the cool things about the weekend is that it provides two entire days with no meetings, no specific obligations, and it gives me time to think and reflect...
  • Blog Post: Add a Couple of Functions to PowerShell Profile

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, adds a couple of new functions to his Windows PowerShell console profile. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I have heard that necessity is the mother of invention. For me, annoyance is the mother of scripting. What I mean is that when it comes...
  • Blog Post: The Scripting Wife Uses a Profile to Configure PowerShell

    Summary : The Scripting Wife learns how to use a profile to configure the Windows PowerShell console. Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. One of the coolest events of the year occurs in just a few days. Yes, that’s right, it’s Bouchercon in St. Louis . Bouchercon is a mystery writer’s...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell Commands from One Session in Another Session

    Summary : Learn how to automatically save commands from one session, and then use them in a new Windows PowerShell session. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the fun things about getting to travel around and talk to people who are using Windows PowerShell on a daily basis to automate...
  • Blog Post: What's in Your PowerShell Profile? Here Are Some User's Favorites

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks to various Windows PowerShell users about what is in their profiles. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I have had this idea floating in my head, and I decided to reach out to some fellow Windows PowerShell experts and enthusiasts in regards...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Cool PowerShell Profile Functions from Bruce Payette

    Summary : Windows PowerShell principal SDE, Bruce Payette, shares a couple of cool profile functions. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The week of May 19, we had Profile Week. (To read about some great ideas that you can use for your Windows PowerShell profile, see these Hey, Scripting...
  • Blog Post: What’s in Your PowerShell Profile? Powershell Team Favorites

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson talks to members of the Windows PowerShell team about what is in their Windows PowerShell profile. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I'm wrapping up the week with profile excerpts from the Windows PowerShell team. There is some really cool...
  • Blog Post: What’s in Your PowerShell Profile? Microsoft PFEs' Favorites

    Summary : Microsoft premier field engineers share some of their favorite functions from their Windows PowerShell profiles. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we will look at some profile excerpts from a few Microsoft premier field engineers (PFEs). Michael Wiley offers the following...
  • Blog Post: What’s in Your PowerShell Profile? PowerShell MVPs Favorites

    Summary : Microsoft Windows PowerShell MVPs share some of their favorite functions from their Windows PowerShell profiles. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I will be sharing some profile goodies provided by Windows PowerShell MVPs. Claus Nielsen stated that in his day-to-day work...
  • Blog Post: What's in Your PowerShell Profile? Users' Favorites Part 2

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks to various Microsoft Windows PowerShell users about what is in their profile. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I have more items that Microsoft employees have in their profiles. Michael Lyons shared this: To make my Windows...
  • Blog Post: What's In Your PowerShell Profile? Here Are a Few of My Favorites

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shares a few favorites from his Windows PowerShell profile. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I was at the Windows PowerShell Summit a couple weeks ago. When Jason Shirk, a manager on the Windows PowerShell team, was doing a demo, I was able...
  • Blog Post: Store PowerShell Profile on SkyDrive

    Summary : Guest blogger, JD Platek, talks about storing the Windows PowerShell profile on SkyDrive. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I would like to introduce a new guest blogger. Please welcome JD Platek. JD has been in IT since 2003, and he is an Exchange Server 2010 and...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Use Profiles with Windows PowerShell?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! I would like to personalize the way that Windows PowerShell works. I have been hearing that I can use a thing called a profile to do this, but when I try to find information about profiles, I come up blank. There is no New-Profile Windows PowerShell cmdlet so I do not see how to create...
  • Blog Post: Make a Simple Change to PowerShell to Prevent Accidents

    Summary : Learn how a simple change to a preference variable can help prevent accidental changes when using Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. When I was teaching my Windows PowerShell Best Practices class out in Irvine, California, recently, I was talking to the class...
  • Blog Post: Scripting Wife Uses PowerShell to Update Sysinternals Tools

    Summary : The Scripting Wife adds a function to her Windows PowerShell profile to update the Sysinternals tools on her computer. Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. I had completed my IT Time radio interview with Blain Barton for my series on Windows PowerShell best practices, when I heard...
  • Blog Post: Customize the PowerShell Console for Increased Efficiency

    Summary : Learn how to easily configure the Windows PowerShell console prompt for more efficiency and increased productivity. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, once again it is the weekend. The first ever Pittsburgh PowerShell Users Group meeting was a resounding, sold-out success...
  • Blog Post: Scripting Wife Adds a Cool Function to a PowerShell Profile

    Summary : The Scripting Wife learns how to add a cool function to her Windows PowerShell profile. The story you are about to read is true. We did not bother to change the names to protect the innocent. However, we did alter some of the facts. The hot weather had finally broken, and fluffy...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Add a Function to a Profile in Windows PowerShell?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! I have been reading your articles about working with Windows PowerShell profiles, and they are pretty cool. However, I have a question. You mentioned on Monday that I could add a function to a Windows PowerShell profile. I am not sure how I would do that. Can you add a function to...
  • Blog Post: Add Code Snippets to Your Script by Using the PowerShell ISE

    Summary : Learn how to modify the Windows PowerShell ISE to automatically add code snippets. Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. There are advantages and disadvantages to using multiple computers. One of the advantages is that I get to see where I have assumed a dependency on some particular...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! What's the Deal with the Dash in Cmdlet Names?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! I enjoy using Windows PowerShell, but I do not like the two-word cmdlet names you created for everything. As a matter of fact, I hate the two-word cmdlet names because the dash (-) symbol is hard to type. I guess I will eventually get used to it, but you have to realize that Windows...
  • Blog Post: Quick-Hits Friday: The Scripting Guys Respond to a Bunch of Questions (8/27/10)

    In this post : How Can I Take Script Output and Use It in Other Scripts? Troubleshooting a Script That Reads from Excel Does Windows 7 Recognize VBScript Scripts? Can I Change the Path to the Profile Folder in Windows PowerShell? How Can I Take Script Output and Use It in Other...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! Why Would I Even Want to Create a Profile in Windows PowerShell?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! Okay, I get that I can create a profile for Windows PowerShell. What I don’t understand is why I would want to create a profile in the first place. It seems to me that Windows PowerShell 2.0 works just fine the way it is. Can you enlighten me a bit? -- VW Hello VW, Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: The Scripting Wife Creates a PowerShell ISE Profile

    Summary : The Scripting Wife learns how to create a Windows PowerShell ISE profile. Note This is part two in a series of articles in which The Scripting Wife learns how to work with Windows PowerShell profiles. In yesterday’s article , she created a profile for the Windows PowerShell console...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! Quick-Hits Friday: The Scripting Guys Respond to a Bunch of Questions (5/14/10)

    In this post : How Can I Use the Ver Command in Windows PowerShell? What Do These Numbers Mean That Are Returned by This WMI Class? How Can I Change the Color of Text Displayed in the Windows PowerShell Console? How Can I Get the User Name That Runs Services on Local and Remote Systems...
  • Blog Post: Understanding and Using PowerShell Profiles

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about understanding and using Windows PowerShell profiles. 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 for...