Monthly Archives: August 2019

Experimental features

PowerShell core has recently. v6.2, had the concept of experimental features added.  An experimental feature is new or changed functionality that may be a breaking change or about which the PowerShell team want feedback before finalising the code. My PowerShell … Continue reading

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PowerShell v7 preview 3

PowerShell v7 preview 3 is now available from https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/releases Breaking changes seem to be confined to non-Windows platforms with the removal of the kill alias on Stop-Process and support for pwsh as a login shell The big new item is … Continue reading

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Out-GridView is back

Out-GridView is finally back in PowerShell core – https://devblogs.microsoft.com/powershell/out-gridview-returns/. The project is hosted on github – https://github.com/powershell/GraphicalTools Install the module from the gallery – PS> Install-Module -Name Microsoft.PowerShell.GraphicalTools Currently, Out-GridView is the only command in the module though adding Show-Command … Continue reading

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PowerShell v2

Just seen a question about PowerShell v2. PowerShell v2 was a huge step forward when it appeared in October 2009 as part of Windows 7 / Server 2008 R2 Windows 7 support finishes 14 January 2020 Windows Server 2008 R2 … Continue reading

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Test if a transcript is running

PowerShell has the ability to create a transcript of the commands you run at the console and the results displayed in the console. But how can you test if a transcript is running? It used to be that you could … Continue reading

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Identifying the host

Identifying the host in which your PowerShell code is running could be important. For instance you might not want to run some code that takes a long time to complete in VSCode – you may prefer to ensure it runs … Continue reading

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PowerShell Day UK 2019

The PowerShell Day UK 2019 one day conference is on Saturday 28 September 2019 – https://psday.uk/ I’ll be speaking and willing to answer any PowerShell questions that I can during the breaks. If you have any books of mine that … Continue reading

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