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  • Blog Post: Sort Output Before Sending to PowerShell Out-GridView

    Summary : Learn how to sort data before you send it to the Windows PowerShell Out-GridView cmdlet. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson here. The weekend has finally arrived, following on the heels of a rather hectic week. I decided to download and install Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! Weekend Scripter: The Scripting Wife Works with Dates in Windows PowerShell

    Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. I love getting up early on Saturday morning and spending an hour or so on breakfast. I boil a pot of fresh spring water, carefully pour it into my large ceramic teapot, measure out English Breakfast tea leaves, some lemon grass, and a cinnamon stick, and set it...
  • 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: Learn How to Use Switch, Regex, and PowerShell to Parse Files

    Summary : The Scripting Wife learns how to use the Windows PowerShell switch command and regular expressions to parse text files. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The Script Week Live Meetings have been great fun, and the feedback has been incredible. The registration for the 2011 Scripting...
  • 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: 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: Hey, Scripting Guy! Weekend Scripter: The Scripting Wife Gets Started with Windows PowerShell

    Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. Spring has definitely sprung in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the southern part of the United States. Our clocks have been set forward for several weeks now, and the days seem to begin earlier than they did before the change. With more time in the day, it provides...
  • 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: Hey, Scripting Guy! Weekend Scripter: The Scripting Wife Learns How to Start and Stop Processes

    Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. The Bradford pear trees are in bloom in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the United States. The small, delicate, white blossoms that grace the twisted shrub-like trees drape like pearls around the neck of a stately dowager. For a short two-week period, the Deep South...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! The Scripting Wife Uses Windows PowerShell to Read from the Windows Event Log

    This week we are following the Scripting Wife as she pushes ahead with her preparations for the 2010 Scripting Games . You can catch up with her progress by reviewing the articles in the archive . Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. The wind is blowing with a steady stream that knocks the flowers...
  • 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: Hey, Scripting Guy! The Scripting Wife Works with Special Folders

    This week we are following the Scripting Wife as she pushes ahead with her preparations for the 2010 Scripting Games . You can catch up with her progress by reviewing the articles in the archive . Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. It is a quiet day; the calm before the storm so to speak. The...
  • Blog Post: Scripting Wife Uses PowerShell to Get Days Until NCAA Final Four

    Summary : The Scripting Wife learns how to use Windows PowerShell to determine the number of days until the NCAA championship game. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, here. It has been an extremely exciting week. I finished writing all of the Windows PowerShell 2011 Scripting Games events, and I...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! Weekend Scripter: The Scripting Wife, Shakespeare, and StartTime Property

    Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. In some respects—nay, in many respects—the weekend should not be called weekend, but rather weekbeginning. With no meetings, no presentations, no e-mail, and no phone interruptions, the weekend offers endless possibilities, unmitigated avenues for exploration,...
  • Blog Post: See Why It Is Important for IT Pros to Learn PowerShell

    Summary : The Scripting Wife sees why it is important for IT Pros to learn about Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Morning comes early, especially when it is still morning. Today is the Charlotte IT Pro Appreciation Day conference in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Look for Phone Numbers in Text

    Summary : The Scripting Wife learns how to use a regular expression pattern to look for phone numbers in text files. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, here. I am looking over some of the slide decks from the Columbia, South Carolina SQL Saturday #70 event. There were a couple of really good Windows...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Search a Group of Files for Phone Numbers

    Summary : Scripting Wife learns how to use Windows PowerShell to easily search a collection of files for phone numbers. Spring has nearly sprung in Charlotte, North Carolina. The weather seems to alternate between absolutely perfect to a little cool with rain. Today, at least so far this morning,...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! Weekend Scripter: The Scripting Wife Uses the Windows PowerShell ISE

    Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. It’s a road trip. The Scripting Wife and I are heading out of town to attend a Windows PowerShell user group meeting where I will be speaking about Windows PowerShell best practices. Because I wrote a book about Windows PowerShell Best Practices, I guess people...
  • 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: Top Ten Scripting Wife Blogs of 2011 Show PowerShell Skills

    Summary : Read the top ten Scripting Wife blog posts from 2011 to obtain a strong foundation in essential Windows PowerShell skills. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The top ten Scripting Wife blogs from 2011 might be indicative of the things that Windows PowerShell scripters are interested...
  • Blog Post: Easy Commands to Teach Your Friends about PowerShell

    Summary : The Scripting Wife learns about easy Windows PowerShell commands so she can teach her friends about Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning is rather cool, but I am sitting on the front porch sipping a cup of pomegranate tea that I brought back with...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! Weekend Scripter: The Scripting Wife Sets the Script Execution Policy

    Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. It’s Sunday and there are only eight more days until the 2010 Scripting Games commence. Craig and I have nearly completed all of our preparations, but it seems there are always last minute things going. I have to do a Live Meeting with a .NET user group in Tulsa...
  • 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: 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...