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Weekend Scripter: Use a File When Making a SOAP Request via PowerShell

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use a text file when making a SOAP request via Windows PowerShell 3.0. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, I spent the day playing around with Windows PowerShell 3.0. It is a lot of fun. One of the things I enjoy doing is working with web services. Windows ...

PowerTip: Cast an RSS Feed into XML with PowerShell

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to cast an RSS feed to an XML document. (image)  How can you navigate an RSS feed as if it was an XML document by using Windows PowerShell? (image)  When retrieving an RSS feed, ensure that you cast it to an XML document by using the [xml] type accelerator:        &...

Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Explore an RSS Feed from a Blog

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to explore an RSS feed from the Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is just a few days until I speak at the Central Ohio Windows PowerShell User Group. The Scripting Wife and I will be there on October 2, 2012. For ...

PowerTip: Change the Intellisense Timeout Value in PowerShell

Summary: Change the Intellisense timeout value in Windows PowerShell 3.0 ISE. (image)  How can I display the Intellisense options for a longer time when I am using the Windows PowerShell 3.0 ISE? (image)  Change the intellisense timeout value from the default 3 seconds to a greater value. To do this, click Tools, and then ...

Use PowerShell to Download Web Page Links from a Blog

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell 3.0 to easily download web page links from a blog. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today the weather outside is beautiful here in Charlotte, North Carolina in the United States. I opened the windows around the scripting house, and from my office...