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PowerShell at TechEd 2011

  We’re just a couple weeks away from TechEd (May 16-19) and there’s going to be a ton of great PowerShell content again this year! Kirk Munro just made a post over at Poshoholic with an easy-to-read list of all the PowerShell related sessions for the conference. Thanks to Kirk for his effort in compiling all of this in a single ...
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Keeping Help Helpful: Use -Online and Redirectable Links

When you refer to Windows PowerShell help topics, such as in tools and blog posts, be sure to refer to the most recent version of the help topics. Few things are less helpful or more confusing than sending a reader to a topic that is missing a parameter or includes an example that doesn't work. To be sure ...

PowerShell Language now licensed under the Community Promise

The PowerShell team is excited to announce that starting today we are licensing the language specification for Windows PowerShell 2.0 under the Microsoft Community Promise. This means that now anyone can implement PowerShell on any platform they want to.  We know some of our most passionate customers sometimes work on platforms that can&...
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Using Get-WinEvent –FilterXml to process Windows Events

Introduction Windows Events can be extremely useful for debugging. Administrators often use events to diagnose problems in complex systems. However, Event Viewer is time-consuming and difficult to automate. Luckily, there is a simple way to fully automate the process. The FilterXml Parameter The FilterXml parameter allows you use a ...
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Scaling and Queuing PowerShell Background Jobs

A couple of months ago I had asked the PowerShell MVPs for suggestions on blog topics. Karl Prosser, one of our awesome MVPs, brought up the topic of scaling and queuing background jobs. The scenario is familiar: You have a file containing a bunch of input that you want to process and you don’t want to overburden your computer by ...

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