Windows PowerShell Help – Live on TechNet

PowerShell Team

Updated Windows PowerShell Help topics are now live in the TechNet library at We’ll be updating weekly, so keep it bookmarked and check back frequently.


If you misplace this easy-to-recall URL, you can find us anyway:

1.       Go to TechNet (

2.       Click the Library tab.

3.       In the TOC, click Windows PowerShell.


And, of course: 

Function Get-LiveHelp


(new-object -com shell.application).Open(“”)


 The cmdlet help, about help, and provider help topics that come with Windows PowerShell are in the Windows PowerShell Core node to leave room for the help topics of other technologies that are delivering Windows PowerShell components.


The help topics that we posted this week include the help for Windows PowerShell 2.0 CTP, so please read with the appropriate dose of caution. The help for the preview release, just like the code, is likely to change as we refine the features for RTM.


This is a great advance for us, because we’ll be able to deliver updated help files — with new examples, clearer descriptions, and bug fixes — without making you wait for the next Windows PowerShell release. If you report a doc bug, you can see the fix soon after we do.


And because we’re publishing online, the help includes formatting, hyperlinks, and even graphics. (It was tough to doc Out-GridView without a screenshot!)


How can you help? Send feedback. Please send bugs, comments, questions, suggestions, and accolades to The feedback goes directly to the Windows PowerShell Documentation Team (me).


June Blender [MSFT]
Windows PowerShell Documentation


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