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Use the Pipeline to Create Robust PowerShell Functions

Summary: Microsoft Windows PowerShell MVP, Don Jones, shows how to use the pipeline to create robust reusable functions. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Our guest blogger today is Don Jones. Don Jones is a Windows PowerShell MVP Award recipient, and he is one of the world’s most well-known Windows PowerShell authorities. ...

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! A Scripting Overview of Windows PowerShell 2.0 (Part 2)

(Note: Today's Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog post is an edited excerpt from a forthcoming SAPIEN Press book authored by Don Jones and Jeffery Hicks. Don has published more than 30 books about IT pro topics; you can also find him in TechNet Magazine, on ScriptingAnswers.com, and on concentratedtech.com. Jeffery has authored or co-authored several ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! A Scripting Overview of Windows PowerShell 2.0 (Part 1)

(Note: Today's Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog post is an edited excerpt from a forthcoming SAPIEN Press book authored by Don Jones and Jeffery Hicks. Don has published more than 30 books about IT pro topics; you can also find him in TechNet Magazine, on ScriptingAnswers.com, and on concentratedtech.com. Jeffery has authored or co-authored several ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! How Do I Use WMI with Windows PowerShell to Query More Than One Piece of Information?

Hey,  Scripting Guy! I have been trying to get on the Windows PowerShell bandwagon as I feel it is essential to my career as a network administrator who works in the Windows world. At first, it seemed to be confusing, but now I am starting to get it. I am still stuck when it comes to working with Windows Management Instrumentation (...

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