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Use PowerShell to Data Mine Your Outlook Inbox

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to data mine your Microsoft Outlook Inbox.   Hey, Scripting Guy! I was talking to my boss the other day, and he made a rather interesting observation. He said that if I send four or five emails to a person within a four- or five-minute period, I should ...

Use PowerShell to Data Mine Your Outlook Sent Items

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, teaches you how to use Windows PowerShell to data mine your Sent Items folder in Microsoft Outlook. Hey, Scripting Guy! I was wondering if I would use Windows PowerShell to process my Sent Items in Outlook. I mean, I think there is some interesting data I could obtain if I could find an easy way to...

Use PowerShell to Export Outlook Calendar Information

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to export Microsoft Outlook calendar information.   Hey, Scripting Guy! I was reading your Hey Scripting Guy! blogs that were talking about the 2011 Scripting Games. I was unable to compete this year, but that did not prevent me from watching the games. I bet you did not know that Windows ...

Troubleshoot Outlook Issues with PowerShell

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to troubleshoot and diagnose Microsoft Outlook performance issues.   Hey, Scripting Guy! I recently upgraded to Microsoft Outlook 2010, and to be honest I am rather disappointed. It seems like it takes forever to launch. I can click the Outlook icon to start the program, open Internet Explorer...

Use PowerShell to Make Mandatory Parameters

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to create mandatory parameters. Weekend Scripter Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I will admit that yesterday I talked about the easiest default to handle—the case of defaulting to the local computer. Not everything is so easy, nor is everything so cut-and-dry. For example, ...