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  • Blog Post: Use the Pipeline to Create Robust PowerShell Functions

    Summary : Microsoft Windows PowerShell MVP, Don Jones, shows how to use the pipeline to create robust reusable functions. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Our guest blogger today is Don Jones. Don Jones is a Windows PowerShell MVP Award recipient, and he is one of the world’s...
  • Blog Post: Simplify Your PowerShell Script with Parameter Validation

    Summary : Learn how to simplify your Windows PowerShell Script by using parameter validation attribute. Weekend Scripter Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I thought I would ask Glenn Sizemore to write today’s blog about parameter validation attributes. Glenn Sizemore is...
  • Blog Post: A Week in PowerShell Geek Haven with the Scripting Guys

    Summary : 2011 Windows PowerShell Scripting Games Advanced winner, Bartek Bielawski, reports on his week at TechEd in Atlanta. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, here. Once again TechEd provided passes to two winners of the Scripting Games. The passes go to one winner in each category, Beginner and...
  • Blog Post: Create Custom Objects in Your PowerShell Script

    Summary : Learn how to create custom objects in your Windows PowerShell script to maximize utility and reusability of your script. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have Steven Murawski as our guest blogger. Steven will tell us a little about himself then go on to talk about objects...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Scripting Guy Explains Logic Behind Scripting Games

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, explains the logic behind the 2011 Windows PowerShell Scripting Games. Weekend Scripter Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, I begin the wrap up for the 2011 Scripting Games, and I hope you will enjoy the wrap up articles I rounded up...
  • Blog Post: Check for Admin Credentials in a PowerShell Script

    Summary : Learn how to check for administrative credentials when you run a Windows PowerShell script or command. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Boe Prox is our guest blogger today. Boe Prox is currently a senior systems administrator with BAE Systems. He has been in the IT industry...
  • Blog Post: Use the KISS Principle for Your PowerShell Script

    Summary : Microsoft Windows PowerShell MVP, Sean Kearney, teaches how to use the KISS principle for your Windows PowerShell script. Weekend Scripter Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, here. Sean Kearney graces us with his words of wisdom today as our guest blogger. Sean Kearney is an...
  • Blog Post: Create and Use Default Values in PowerShell Scripts

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson teaches you how to create and to use intelligent defaults for your Windows PowerShell scripts or functions. Weekend Scripter Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. TechEd 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia was a lot of fun. TechEd is always a busy time because...
  • Blog Post: What I Learned at TechEd 2011 in Atlanta

    Summary : 2011 Windows PowerShell Scripting Games Beginner winner, Daniel Cruz, writes about his experience at TechEd in Atlanta. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, here. One of the highlights of TechEd 2011 in Atlanta was getting to know lots of really cool people. Daniel Cruz was the winner of...
  • Blog Post: Real-World PowerShell Tips from a 2011 Scripting Games Winner

    Summary : Advanced PowerShell 2011 Scripting Games winner, Bartek Bielawski, shares his real-world thoughts about scripting. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, here. Our guest today is the winner in the Advanced category of the 2011 Scripting Games, Bartek Bielawski. Bartek has been working...
  • Blog Post: Handle Formatted Output in PowerShell

    Summary : Microsoft Windows PowerShell MVP, Doug Finke, illustrates how to handle formatted output in a Windows PowerShell script. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Doug Finke is our guest blogger. Doug Finke is a Microsoft PowerShell MVP working for Lab49, a company that builds...
  • Blog Post: Design Your PowerShell Functions to Be Reusable

    Summary : Learn how to write Windows PowerShell functions that are reusable so that you increase your productivity. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, here. Our guest blogger today is Andy Schneider. Andy Schneider is a systems engineer at Avanade , a company that was started in 2000 to merge...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Error Handling and Why You Should Care

    Summary : Learn how to use error handling in your Windows PowerShell scripts. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Guest Blogger Week continues with Bhargav Shukla. Bhargav Shukla is a senior premier field engineer—unified communications, with his primary focus on the Exchange...
  • Blog Post: Writing Output with PowerShell

    Summary : Microsoft PowerShell MVP, Marco Shaw, discusses writing output from Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we will be joined by Marco Shaw. Marco is a consultant with CGI in Moncton. He has been working in the IT industry for over 12 years, also working...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Make Mandatory Parameters

    Summary : Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to create mandatory parameters. Weekend Scripter Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I will admit that yesterday I talked about the easiest default to handle—the case of defaulting to the local computer. Not everything is so easy, nor...