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Add a Couple of Functions to PowerShell Profile

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, adds a couple of new functions to his Windows PowerShell console profile. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I have heard that necessity is the mother of invention. For me, annoyance is the mother of scripting. What I mean is that when it comes time for me to write a script (something ...

Weekend Scripter: Cheesy Script to Set Speaker Volume

Summary: Set the speaker volume by using Windows PowerShell—the cheesy script way. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is still the weekend, and that means I get a chance to play. Speaking of playing… Yesterday the Scripting Wife and I were at the horse show in Ashville. For us, it was play. For the people ...

PowerTip: Open the Windows PowerShell ISE from Inside the Console

Summary: Learn how to open the Windows PowerShell ISE from inside the Windows PowerShell console.  I ran a script in the Windows PowerShell console that generated an error, so how can I open the script in the Windows PowerShell ISE to edit it?  Type ISE and the path to the script, so to edit your Windows PowerShell console profile, ...

Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Uninstall Modern Apps

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about uninstalling modern apps. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is the weekend here in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Scripting Wife decided that we would go to the Blue Ridge Classic Horse Show today, so she actually got up early, and got everything ready for the trip. She ...