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TechEd Trip Reports from 2010 Scripting Games Winners, Glenn and Boe

It seems like only yesterday that we were meeting Glenn Sizemore and Boe Prox at Tech·Ed 2010 North America in New Orleans. What? It was more than six weeks ago? Oh, right. Moving on... We asked Glenn and Boe if they would write brief trip reports about their Tech·Ed experiences. Enjoy!   Glenn Sizemore (First Place in ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! How About a 2010 Scripting Games Recap from One of the Judges?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! How about a brief recap from one of the judges of the 2010 Scripting Games? -- SW   Hello SW, Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. I am glad you asked. We have just such a recap from Don Jones, expert commentator and judge for the 2010 Scripting Games. Don, take it away…   The 2010 ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! What Are the Areas for Improvement You See in Scripts Submitted for the 2010 Scripting Games?

  Hey, Scripting Guy! What type of errors and mistakes did you notice in the entries for the 2010 Scripting Games? -- BA   Hello BA, Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. I am a really laid back sort of guy, and I do not like the words “errors” and “mistakes.” I prefer to think in terms of opportunities...

Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Log Out a User if They Launch a Particular Application?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! I need to be able to use Windows PowerShell 2.0 to log a user out of their desktop machine if they launch a particular application. This is not for security reasons or to keep people from playing games. This is because we have a really dumb application that requires a specific user name and profile settings...

Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Use Windows PowerShell 2.0 to Create a Text File of a Specific Size?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! I need to be able to use Windows PowerShell 2.0 to create a text file that is a specific size. I know that I can create a text file by using FSUTIL, but when I open the file, it is empty. Therefore, I would like a text file that contains a certain amount of data inside it. The reason for this request is I ...

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