Monthly Archives: July 2013

Pure PowerShell–the great debate

One of the outcomes of the Scripting Games is a series of debates on powershell.org regarding things that were noticed during the games. The latest is on using “pure” powershell as opposed to adding .NET, COM, utilities and whatever comes … Continue reading

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PowerShell Jump Start recordings

The records of the PowerShell Jump Start from two weeks ago are now available. 9 sessions on PowerShell 3.0 delivered by Jason Helmick and Jeffrey Snover. http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/getting-started-with-powershell-3-0-jump-start It doesn’t get any better than this.

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drive letter functions

Have you ever looked at the functions available to you in PowerShell? Get-ChildItem function: shows the list of functions currently available in your PowerShell session. function: is a PowerShell drive.  Other drives are available: £ Get-PSDrive Name           Used (GB)     Free … Continue reading

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Is PowerShell too big?

I was thinking the other day about the differences between PowerShell v1 and the new v4 we’ll be getting soon. There is so much in PowerShell that its very difficult to be an expert in aspects. Think about these topics … Continue reading

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off with his head

CSV files are great for passing information around and are very easy to use in your PowerShell scripts. Sometimes, your CSV may have a problem – for instance it doesn’t have a header row. At that point the data becomes … Continue reading

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PowerShell remoting book

I mentioned several times during the Q&A for the PowerShell jump start that a free PowerShell remoting book was available from powershell.org The book can be found here – http://powershell.org/wp/books/ Scroll down the list to see lots of free books

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Fun with prompts

At the PowerShell Jumpstart event there were a lot questions asking how Jeffrey Snover managed to get a dollar sign – $ – as his prompt. A lot of them centred on asking if this was a PowerShell v4 thing. … Continue reading

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