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PowerTip: Know the difference between the .split() method and ‘-split’

Summary: Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP, Thomas Rayner, shows how to split a string by using a string instead of just a character. I am trying to split the string “this is my amazing string” on the pattern “my” by using “this is my amazing string”.split(“my”) but it’s giving me a bunch of garbled stuff back. How do I ...

PowerShell regex crash course – Part 5 of 5

Summary: Thomas Rayner, Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP, shows the basics of working with regular expressions in PowerShell. Hello! I’m Thomas Rayner, a proud Cloud and Datacenter Management Microsoft MVP, filling in for The Scripting Guy! this week. You can find me on Twitter (@MrThomasRayner), or posting on my blog, ...

Join the PowerShell tenth birthday celebration

SUMMARY: Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson announces November 14, 2016 as date for PowerShell 10th anniversary celebration Can you believe that PowerShell is nearly 10 years old (that is a long time in 'internet time')? On November 14, 2016 we will celebrate the occasion with a day-long event that will run from 8 in the morning until 4 in the...

PowerTip: How to use regular expressions to split a string without losing the character you split on

Summary: Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP, Thomas Rayner, shows how to split a string without losing the character you split on. I’m splitting this file name some file.txt into its name and extension by going “some file.txt” –split “.”. It’s giving me some file and txt, but I want to keep the dot and get .txt instead. How ...

PowerShell regex crash course – Part 4 of 5

Summary: Thomas Rayner, Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP, shows the basics of working with regular expressions in PowerShell. Hello! I’m Thomas Rayner, a proud Cloud & Datacenter Management Microsoft MVP, filling in for The Scripting Guy! this week. You can find me on Twitter (@MrThomasRayner), or posting on my blog, ...

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