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A Week in PowerShell Geek Haven with the Scripting Guys

Summary: 2011 Windows PowerShell Scripting Games Advanced winner, Bartek Bielawski, reports on his week at TechEd in Atlanta. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, here. Once again TechEd provided passes to two winners of the Scripting Games. The passes go to one winner in each category, Beginner and Advanced. If the first place winner cannot ...

What I Learned at TechEd 2011 in Atlanta

Summary: 2011 Windows PowerShell Scripting Games Beginner winner, Daniel Cruz, writes about his experience at TechEd in Atlanta. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, here. One of the highlights of TechEd 2011 in Atlanta was getting to know lots of really cool people. Daniel Cruz was the winner of the TechEd pass in the Scripting Games Beginner ...

Use PowerShell Splatting to Simplify Parameter Sets

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, illustrates step-by-step how to use Windows PowerShell splatting to simplify working with parameters. Weekend Scripter Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is a perfectly lovely weekend, and things are finally beginning to settle back down after two weeks of travel. The SQL Rally in ...

Use PowerShell to Make Mandatory Parameters

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to create mandatory parameters. Weekend Scripter Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I will admit that yesterday I talked about the easiest default to handle—the case of defaulting to the local computer. Not everything is so easy, nor is everything so cut-and-dry. For example, ...

Create and Use Default Values in PowerShell Scripts

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson teaches you how to create and to use intelligent defaults for your Windows PowerShell scripts or functions. Weekend Scripter Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. TechEd 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia was a lot of fun. TechEd is always a busy time because of the number of people one wants to see, and...