Scripting Blog [archived]

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Tips for the Care and Feeding of PowerShell Users Groups

Summary: After four months of meetings, leaders of two successful Windows PowerShell Users Groups discuss what went well and what didn't. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we will not be as technical; but hopefully, this still will be useful Windows PowerShell information. We have Adam Driscoll and Jim Christopher to tell...

Weekend Scripter: Handle the PowerShell Pipeline and Use the Console

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about handling output to the Windows PowerShell console while using the pipeline. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The Scripting Wife and I are enjoying Virginia Beach. We have met some really cool and smart people here at the Mark Minasi Conference. We had a chance to go to the ...

Weekend Scripter: Learn How to Handle String Output from Within PowerShell

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, discusses several different ways to handle string output from inside Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is official—the 2012 Scripting Games are finally over (actually they were over yesterday, and I promised not to say any more about the games). Today the ...

The Problem with PowerShell Positional Parameters

Summary: In this blog, Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about problems that can arise when using Windows PowerShell positional parameters. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today is the final day of judging for the 2012 Scripting Games. The judges have made a magnificent effort these last few days to get the final scripts ...