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  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: Basics of PowerShell Looping: Foreach

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using the Windows PowerShell Foreach statement to loop through a collection. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. When the Scripting Wife and I were in Amsterdam, Windows PowerShell MVP, Jeff Wouters, told me that a lot of people he...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Exploring PowerShell Modules

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell to explore Windows PowerShell modules. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the things I really, really, really like about Windows PowerShell is the fact that it is self-discoverable. I mean, I can use Windows PowerShell to explore Windows PowerShell...