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Back to the Basics Part 3: Do Something with Your Data

Summary: Microsoft PFE, Gary Siepser, further investigates the basics of the Windows PowerShell pipeline. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It's midweek already! Time sure flies, especially when you have a guest blogger for the week. Welcome back Gary Siepser for the third part in a series. To catch up, read: In Part 2 of ...

PowerTip: Use Custom Delimiter with CSV File

Summary: Use a custom delimiter with Windows PowerShell when reading a CSV file.  Can I use a delimiter other than the comma ( , ) when reading from a CSV file?  Import-CSV has a parameter dedicated for this purpose called -Delimiter: Get-Help Import-Csv -ShowWindow You can easily use this during the import...

Back to the Basics Part 2: Learn about the Pipeline and “Getters”

Summary: Microsoft PFE, Gary Siepser, talks about the basics of using the Windows PowerShell pipeline and "getters." Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This week, Gary Siepser, a Microsoft PFE is our guest blogger. Yesterday, we posted the first part of his series: Back to the Basics Part 1: Learn About the PowerShell Pipeline. In ...

Back to the Basics Part 1: Learn About the PowerShell Pipeline

Summary: Guest blogger and Microsoft PFE, Gary Siepser, talks about the basics of the Windows PowerShell pipeline. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This week we have a series of five posts that are written by PFE Gary Siepser as we head back to the basics with the Windows PowerShell pipeline. Gary Siepser here (@PowerShellPFE). For...