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  • Blog Post: Scripting Wife comments on 2011 Scripting Games event 2

    It is a perfectly lovely Saturday down here in Charlotte, North Carolina. The neighbors are all outside pulling weeds in their gardens, mowing grass, washing dogs, cars, kids and who knows what else. I am not a hang around in the yard on a sunny Saturday afternoon kind of person. To me, the perfect afternoon...
  • Blog Post: Scripting Wife Signs Up for PowerShell Scripting Games

    Summary : The Scripting Wife signs up for the Windows PowerShell 2011 Scripting Games. The weather in Charlotte, North Carolina has been rather erratic this week. It has been warm and sunny, cold and rainy, and everything in between. The one thing it has not done—in fact it rarely does—is...
  • Blog Post: Scripting Wife Learns About Formatting PowerShell Output

    Summary : The Scripting Wife learns from the Microsoft Scripting Guy about formatting Windows PowerShell output with Format-List . It is a Monday morning much like any one of hundreds of previous Mondays. The celestial orb has yet to make an appearance today, but to be fair; I have not given it much...
  • Blog Post: 2011 Scripting Games: All Links on One Page

    The 2011 Scripting Games begin on April 4, 2011, and run through April 15, 2011. The Scripting Games are the premier learning event of the year for IT pros and others who want to master Windows PowerShell. For each of 10 events, you as a registered contestant have seven days to script a solution to a...
  • Blog Post: Scripting Wife's Comments on Event 1 of the 2011 Scripting Games

    Hello Scripters, SSSH! Don’t tell Scripting Guy Ed Wilson that I have hijacked his wireless keyboard to write to you. He is working beside me on his laptop judging entries for the 2011 Scripting Games, and I honestly think I could put a firecracker under his chair and he would not know it. ...
  • Blog Post: Format PowerShell Output with an Easy-to-Use Table

    Summary : The Scripting Wife learns how to format Windows PowerShell output with the easy-to-use Format-Table cmdlet. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, here. I wonder how you might describe the perfect day? For me, it consists of receiving feedback via the scripter@microsoft.com email alias or on...
  • Blog Post: Scripting Wife comments on 2011 Scripting Games event 8

    Good morning everyone … and yes I said morning. The Scripting Guy and I are up early this morning. He is busy packing, and so I thought I would hop into his office and give you my impression of beginner event 8 . Why am I up so early you may ask? Well we are on our way to Vegas for the PowerShell Deep...
  • Blog Post: Scripting Wife comments on 2011 Scripting Games event 10

    Wow! I am finally home. I uploaded beginner event 10 for the 2011 Scripting Games , and now I will tell you my impressions. I will admit I am exhausted. The Scripting Guy and I were at the PowerShell Deep Dive in Las Vegas for the last several days, and it was really cool. But it was nearly too much...
  • Blog Post: Scripting Wife Comments on Event 5 of the 2011 Scripting Games

    Okay, I don’t mind telling you that I thought this particular event was a bit annoying. It was not that hard, it was just annoying. I do not think it is fair to have to find five pieces of information, and create a text file just for one event. I guess the problem is that I never liked word problems...
  • Blog Post: Scripting Wife Learns to Format Wide Output with PowerShell

    Summary : The Scripting Wife learns how to use the Format-Wide cmdlet in Windows PowerShell. I imagine winter has nearly departed Charlotte, North Carolina and that spring will arrive soon. Yesterday, besides being rather long, turned out to be gorgeous outside—at least so it appeared from the...
  • Blog Post: Filter PowerShell Output with the Out-Gridview Cmdlet

    Summary : The Scripting Wife learns how to filter output by using the Windows PowerShell Out-Gridview cmdlet. I am happily anticipating this weekend in Seattle. I leave for Seattle tomorrow evening. I will be participating in a portion of the MVP summit. In addition, I will be teaching a Windows PowerShell...
  • Blog Post: Scripting Wife comments on 2011 Scripting Games event 3

    Ok. Well yesterday afternoon heading towards evening the weather turned bad, and it began to storm. But then, you did not tune in for a weather forecast did you. I was just going to explain what I am doing up early on the weekend. Let’s see, I have  a lot to do today that my friends and I did not...
  • Blog Post: Scripting Wife Comments on Event 6 of the 2011 Scripting Games

    I am happy to get caught up with these events. Last weeks’ power outage at our house put us both behind schedule. I like this event. Okay, I will admit that I spent too much time whining yesterday about the event. But in reality, I am not a whiner. I am not. Honestly! Well, at least this event...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Replace Text in Strings

    Summary : The Scripting Wife learns how to use Windows PowerShell and regular expressions to replace text in strings. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, here. I just finished a meeting with the Microsoft TechEd people about doing a series of five Live Meetings next week (beginning on March 28) about...
  • Blog Post: Scripting Wife comments on 2011 Scripting Games event 7

    Hey, everybody … I am on a roll. Another excellent scripting games event – if I do say so myself. This event was also a one line command … boy, I will tell you what, I am starting to feel like a real PowerShell person. I had to do a bit of digging around because I wanted to make sure that I was using...
  • Blog Post: Scripting Wife comments on 2011 Scripting Games event 9

      I can tell you the absolute truth, there are a few advantages to being married to a real live script monkey who is also the Microsoft Scripting Guy. One of them is, if you like Windows PowerShell, then you get to go to lots of cool places, meet lots of cool people, and do some really cool things...
  • Blog Post: Scripting Wife Learns to View Data with Out-GridView

    Summary : The Scripting Wife learns how to view and to sort data by using the Out-GridView Windows PowerShell cmdlet. I just finished with a fun conference call with a colleague in which we were talking about how to best work with the community. Originally scheduled as a 30-minute meeting, the phone...
  • Blog Post: Scripting Wife comments on 2011 Scripting Games event 4

    Good morning. Well the Scripting Guy is busy checking email this morning and I thought I would take the opportunity to let you know my thoughts on the Beginner Event 4 in the Windows PowerShell 2011 Scripting Games . By the way, due to a mix up with the time zones, many of you were unable to submit your...