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  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Install PowerShell 4.0 in Windows 7

    Summary : Windows PowerShell MVP, Teresa Wilson, talks about upgrading Windows PowerShell 2.0 to Windows PowerShell 4.0 in Windows 7. Hello everyone. The Scripting Wife, here. The Scripting Guy is off reading a book—I think it may be Rob Roy by Walter Scott, but I am not sure. He seems to be...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Scripting Wife Talks about PowerShell Saturday 007

    Summary : The Scripting Wife talks about Windows PowerShell Saturday 007 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is gone. He is busy taking pictures, and conversing with various people attending Windows PowerShell Saturday here in Charlotte, North Carolina. Instead of...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Troubleshoot and Repair WMI Errors

    Summary : Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to troubleshoot and repair WMI errors. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Tomorrow is the New York City TechStravaganza . The Scripting Wife and I will be there, and we are looking forward to hanging out with Microsoft PowerShell MVPs such as...
  • 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 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: The Scripting Wife Learns to Use PowerShell to Work with XML

    Summary : In this blog, the Scripting Wife learns how to use Windows PowerShell to work with an XML file. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is only eight days until the kickoff of the 2012 Scripting Games. Tomorrow the signup for the 2012 Scripting Games goes live. I have finished all...
  • 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: Scripting Wife Learns to Work with Text Files

    Summary : The Scripting Wife learns to use Windows PowerShell to write to text files and to include the date in a log. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The other night the Scripting Wife and I went to the Charlotte IT Pro User Group meeting where I participated in a panel discussion about...
  • 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: The Scripting Wife, Event 7, and Yoyo (2010)

    Event 7: It is hard to believe that the 2010 Scripting Games are already up to Event 7! Time flies when you’re sort of having fun. Take today’s script, for example. The hard part was finding out how to find the administrative tools; the rest was not very hard at all. Maybe that is the way...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Get Name and IP Address of Virtual Machines

    Summary : The Scripting Wife learns to use Windows PowerShell to get networking information from all virtual machines running Hyper-V in prep for the 2013 Scripting Games. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is the last day of the Windows PowerShell summit held in Redmond, Washington....
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Find the Version of Windows

    Summary : The Scripting Wife learns about using Windows PowerShell to find computer hardware information in prep for the 2013 Scripting Games. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning did not start with a nice leisurely cup of tea on the lanai at home. Instead, it started by rushing...
  • 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 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: Hey, Scripting Guy! The Scripting Wife, Windows PowerShell, and the Registry

    This week we will be 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. I was working on a Windows PowerShell script for Microsoft...
  • 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: Use PowerShell to Parse an XML File and Sort the Data

    Summary : In this blog, the Scripting Wife learns how to use Windows PowerShell to parse her books XML files and to find authors and sort titles. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today the registration opens for the 2012 Scripting Games. You can go to the 2012 Scripting Games site on PoshCode...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! The Scripting Wife Registers for the 2010 Scripting Games

    This week we will be 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 . Good day! Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. Monday, Monday is so good to me. So the song says...
  • 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: Use PowerShell to Copy Files and Folders to a New Location

    Summary : The Scripting Wife learns about using Windows PowerShell to copy files and folders in prep for the 2013 Scripting Games. The days seem to start early, and the evening arrives later this time of year in Charlotte, North Carolina. I am sitting on the lanai drinking a cup of English Breakfast...
  • 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...