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Windows PowerShell SDK

Windows PowerShell Software Development Kit (SDK) is now available as part of Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows Vista. Microsoft Windows SDK can be downloaded from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=C2B1E300-F358-4523-B479-F53D234CDCCF&displaylang=en Windows PowerShell SDK contains: The documentation can also be...

Windows PowerShell in Action

Well folks, at long last, my book is almost done :-) Before it goes out for print, you can get electronic copies through Manning's early access program: http://www.manning.com/payette/  The early access program is a chance for readers to provide feedback on a book so the author can fix things.  As Jeffrey says - enjoy! -bruce...

Draft – Creating Cmdlet Help

NOTE: This content is also included as an RTF attachment as well. Creating Cmdlet Help When creating your own cmdlet, you can also create Help content that Windows PowerShell can display using the Get-Help cmdlet. The Help content that describes your cmdlet can include a description of the cmdlet, the syntax used by your cmdlet, ...

FREE Windows PowerShell Help Tool from Sapien

Command line help is great because it is always there when you need it.  That said, sometimes you want to have the help in one window while you experiement in the other.  You can always do that with 2 console windows but why would you do that when you can download Sapien's FREE Windows PowerShell help tool.  They have a ...

Leveraging Windows PowerShell Type Extensions to get documentation

After just a little use of Windows PowerShell, you quickly learn that you need to pipe objects in the GET-MEMBER utility to understand the capabilities of that object.  Get-Member reflects against the object and shows you all of its methods and properties (more as well but that will be a different blog).  Get-Member is getting that ...

Windows PowerShell documentation

I have recently noticed that a number of people have missed the fact that we have a Windows PowerShell Documenation Download (for RC1) at: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=2B0BBFCD-0797-4083-A817-5E6A054A85C9&displaylang=en Everyone should download this document and give it a read.  I think you'll be pleasantly...

IDE for PowerShell and a new book

PowerShell is a great interactive shell and a great scripting language.  That said, the feedback from the scripting community has been very clear: they want/need a PowerShell Scripting IDE.  As such, I was very happy to finally have something to say about this at my MMS talks this week.  I was able to show an Alpha version...