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Use PowerShell to Inventory Modern Apps in Windows 8

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to look at modern apps in Windows 8. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the things I love about Windows 8 (including my Surface RT) are the modern apps. They are, well, just so modern. Of course, what I really like about them are the Windows ...

Use PowerShell to Report and Set Monitor Brightness

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to report and set monitor brightness. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I was exploring the Root/WMI namespace in Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) on my Windows 8 laptop. I happened to run across a few WMI classes that I had not messed ...

PowerTip: Count Your PowerShell Scripts

Summary: Learn how to count how many PowerShell scripts you have written.  My boss asked me how many Windows PowerShell scripts I have written. I keep all my scripts in a specific folder. How can I use Windows PowerShell to count them?  Use the Get-ChildItem cmdlet (dir is an alias), and specify the path, a filter, and...

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