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PowerShell's Script Center problem

Fellow Scripters, We’ve heard that some of you think our PowerShell sample scripts on the TechNet Script Center stink. Do you have any idea how much that hurts? We slave over hot keyboards day in and day out trying to help you ungrateful scoundrels learn more about scripting. And how do you repay us? Nasty emails and smear campaigns, that...

PowerShell Grammar

A number of people have asked about the PowerShell grammar.  Here is a draft write up (I've also included it as an attachement) that George Xie and Bruce Payette are working on.   Grammar of PowerShell (formerly known as Monad)  is separated into parsing rules and tokenizing rules. Parsing rules in turn can be separated into 4 ...
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Filing Bugs

With the release of RC1 of PowerShell, we've closed down on doing much feature work and are primarily polishing the product. This means fixing bugs, cleaning up usability issues, and really making sure this is a quality product. For those of you unfamiliar with Microsoft's milestone naming terminology, RC1 stands for Release Candidate 1. This ...
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FAQ

Invoking PowerShell with complex expressions using Scriptblocks

<WIZARD WARNING> First a reminder:  when you are in PowerShell (formerly knows as Monad), you can run anything you want out-of-process using the construct: PowerShell {Scriptblock} The great example of this is PS> #RUN EVERYTHING IN PROCESSPS> get-process |where {$_.handles -ge 900} |sort handles Handles  NPM(K) &...

PowerShell Training is now available!

I was delighted to discover that DesktopEngineer.Com is now offering Windows PowerShell training: http://desktopengineer.com/ps310 .  This is the first (and therefore BEST :-) ) commercial training available for PowerShell (formally known as Monad).  I consider this a huge milestone for the project.  One of my core beliefs...

RC1 Update Available

After releasing RC1, internal testing discovered two issues that we feel warrant an update to our RC1: If you’ve already installed the release candidate, please uninstall it, reboot, and install the updated version.  The updated version is available on the Download Center, as before: X86 Windows PowerShell latest build: http://go....
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Development opportunities in Windows PowerShell Team

Windows PowerShell, previously codenamed Monad, is Microsoft’s next generation shell. It forms a large part of the Windows Server Division’s future, and we are hiring! We have two openings in our development team for strong individual contributors to help us plan and deliver future releases. Do you want to help create an amazing Windows ...
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PowerShell announcement/demo available on the Web

You can now view Bob Muglia's MMS keynote address on the Web at:  http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/events/mgmtsummit/material.mspx .  Starting around minut 29:00, he makes the PowerShell announcement and brings superstar Vivek Sharma on stage to demo Exchange 2007 and PowerShell.  This is a great demo so if you haven't ...
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em dash, en dash, dash, dash, dash…

Some people have noticed that you can paste examples out of Word documents directly into a PowerShell session. Given all of the typographic tricks that Word does, this is actually much harder than it sounds. Here’s what we do. There's a piece of code in the interpreter that takes each of the possible characters and maps it into the ...

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