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  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Exploring Windows PowerShell 5.0

    Summary : Teresa Wilson, Powershell MVP, talks about exploring Windows PowerShell 5.0 on Windows 10. Teresa Wilson, AKA the Scripting Wife, is here. The Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is still missing in action. He downloaded Windows 10, and I haven’t seen him since. So I thought I would...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Upgrade to Windows 10

    Summary : Teresa Wilson, Windows PowerShell MVP, talks about upgrading to Windows 10. Teresa Wilson, AKA the Scripting Wife, is here. I first wanted to mention that Ed and I will be in Atlanta on August 21 for TechStravaganza . At the time I am writing this there are 22 tickets remaining, so hurry...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Back Up Your PowerShell Profile

    Summary : Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about automatically backing up your Windows PowerShell profile. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. My rule for making backups is that when the loss of the item would cause me grief, it is backed up. Otherwise, there is not too much need...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Replace One PowerShell Function with Another

    Summary : Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about replacing one Windows PowerShell function with a different one. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the problems with writing Windows PowerShell code every day is that you eventually... No, it’s not what you think....
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Building Test Servers

    Summary : Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about building test servers. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning I am listening to my favorite Swiss classical radio station on my computer, and I am sipping a cup of herb tea. I have a nice strawberry scone that I picked up...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Break in to a Script via a Command

    Summary : Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about using the debugger to break in to a script via a specific command. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the cool things, when troubleshooting a specific function in Windows PowerShell, is to set a breakpoint to occur each time...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Debug, Boss...Debug

    Summary : Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about debugging Windows PowerShell scripts. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the cool things about central Florida is there are lots of farmers markets… especially (I am told) this time of the year. This is great, because...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: The Big Decision about Scripts

    Summary : Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about if you should write Windows PowerShell scripts or do something else. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is the weekend, and once again, it is a beautiful sunny morning in central Florida. I am sitting outside with my Windows Surface...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: When to Write a PowerShell Script

    Summary : Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about when to write a Windows PowerShell script. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I am enjoying a beautiful sunny morning in central Florida. The sun is shining, there is hardly a cloud in the sky, and a gentle ocean breeze tickles my...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Spotlight: Yeah! It’s the Scripting Games

    Summary : Teresa Wilson, Microsoft PowerShell MVP, introduces the new Scripting Games for 2015. Hello everyone. Teresa Wilson (aka The Scripting Wife) here with this month's PowerShell Spotlight. I am going to spill the beans about the Scripting Games with a little help from Don Jones, Windows...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Welcome to the PowerShell Information Stream

    Summary : Learn about the Windows PowerShell information stream in this guest post by June Blender. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have another guest blog post by Honorary Scripting Guy and Sapien technical evangelist, June Blender. Take it away June... Note This post is...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Fun with Number Ranges and PowerShell

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell to split arrays of numbers into contiguous ranges. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I have a cool post from guest blogger, Zachary Loeber. Here is a little bit about Zachary: Zachary Loeber is a solution architect with PSC Group. Zachary is...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Start PowerShell Scripting for Office 365 Sites

    Summary : Guest blogger, Michael Blumenthal shows how to findWindows PowerShell cmdlets that are available for Office 365 sites . Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have a new guest blogger, Michael Blumenthal, who we met in Chicago in May at Microsoft Ignite. Here is a little bit...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Understanding Quotation Marks in PowerShell

    Summary : Guest blogger, Don Walker, explores using single and double quotation marks in Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Welcome new guest blogger, Don Walker. Don is a coworker of guest blogger, Tim Bolton, and he worked with Tim on a project that Tim blogged about...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Jacksonville IT Pro Camp Is Here

    Summary : Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about the Jacksonville IT Pro Camp. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This is a day I have been looking forward to for some time—and now it is here. It is time for the Jacksonville IT Pro Camp . Teresa (aka The Scripting Wife) and...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Deciphering Windows PowerShell Shorthand

    Summary : Learn how to decipher Windows PowerShell shorthand notation in this guest post written by Tim Warner. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Welcome a new guest blogger today, Timothy Warner. Tim is an author and evangelist for Pluralsight, a premier online IT pro and development training...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Best PowerShell Resources on the Web

    Summary : Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about the best fundamental resources on the web for Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the great things about the Microsoft Ignite conference in Chicago was getting to see and talk with so many people. Previously...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Find Coolest PowerShell Parameter Names

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about finding the coolest Windows PowerShell parameter names. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning, my friend and colleague, Dr. Thomas Shinder, posted on Facebook that his favorite Windows PowerShell parameter name is –NoClobber...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Spotlight: Two PowerShell Events

    Summary : Windows PowerShell MVP, Teresa Wilson, talks about two upcoming Windows PowerShell community events. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today is the last Saturday of May, and therefore, it is PowerShell Spotlight day with MVP, Teresa Wilson... Happy scripting Saturday, everyone...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: What to Include in a PowerShell Comment Block

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about what to include in a Windows PowerShell comment block. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Something that tends to confuse new scripters, regardless of the language, is what to include in a comment block at the beginning of a script...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell for JIT Administration and PAM – Part 2

    Summary : Guest blogger, and Microsoft PFE Ian Farr, continues his series about JIT administration with Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, welcome back Ian Farr for the conclusion of his two-part blog. Before you dig into today's post, please read Use PowerShell...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell for JIT Administration and PAM – Part 1

    Summary : Guest blogger, Microsoft PFE, Ian Farr, talks about JIT administration with Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Welcome back guest blogger Ian Farr. To read more of Ian's previous guest posts, see these Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog posts . This weekend is a two...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Manage SQL Server Virtual Log File with PowerShell

    Summary : Guest blogger, Microsoft PFE, Jonathan Yong, talks about using Windows PowerShell to manage the SQL Server virtual log file. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This is the week of new guest bloggers it seems. Today, please welcome Microsoft PFE, Jonathan Yong... Some time back...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Get Started with PowerShell for Amazon Web Services

    Summary : Windows PowerShell MVP, Mike F Robbins, walks through a setup to manage an Amazon Web Services environment with Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Welcome back Mike F Robbins to talk about Windows PowerShell for Amazon Web Services. Mike F Robbins is a...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: An Ideal PowerShell Schedule for Ignite

    Summary : Windows PowerShell MVP and Scripting Wife, Teresa Wilson, creates her ideal schedule for Ignite 2015 in Chicago. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I decided to turn over the keyboard to the Scripting Wife, who is bouncing off of the walls in anticipation of Ignite starting…...