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Weekend Scripter: Get Started with PowerShell for Amazon Web Services

Summary: Windows PowerShell MVP, Mike F Robbins, walks through a setup to manage an Amazon Web Services environment with Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Welcome back Mike F Robbins to talk about Windows PowerShell for Amazon Web Services. Mike F Robbins is a Microsoft MVP for Windows PowerShell and for ...

Use PowerShell to Create Virtual Switches

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to easily create virtual switches in Hyper-V. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The Scripting Wife and I are really looking forward to going to Atlanta to Windows PowerShell Saturday 005. It will be held at the Microsoft Office in Alpharetta, Georgia on October 26, 2013. There are still ...

How Can I Determine Which Version of Word is Installed on a Computer?

Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I determine which version of Word is installed on a computer?-- RR Hey, RR. Turns out that this is a trickier question than you might expect. That’s because WMI does only a so-so job of retrieving information about the software installed on a computer. In theory, you can use a script like this one to get back ...