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The top three tips for effective sorting in PowerShell

Summary: Learn the top three tips to effectively use Windows PowerShell to sort data in this blog post by the Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson. One of the fundamental things that I need to do when I look at any kind of data is sort it so that I can make sense of what I am looking at. It doesn’t matter if I am looking at Yelp for ...

Use a script block to create custom groupings in PowerShell

Summary: Learn how to use a script block with the Group-Object cmdlet in Windows PowerShell to create custom groupings in this article by Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson. Good morning. Ed Wilson the Microsoft Scripting Guy is here. This week, I have been hanging out with a group of writers. It has been both fun and educational. It is always...

Discover relationships by using Group-Object in PowerShell

Summary: Learn how to use one of the most basic Windows PowerShell cmdlets, the Group-Object cmdlet, to see relationships among different objects. There are some things in life that just seem to always go together: jasmine flowers and green tea, scones and English breakfast tea, or even peanut butter and apples. In the world of Windows ...

Find DSC resources that are available in the PowerShell Gallery

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell commands to easily find Desired State Configuration resources that are available in the PowerShell Gallery. One of the cool things about Windows PowerShell is that it makes exploring data easy. And everything is data in some form. Whether it is local or remote, whether it is plain text; a .csv, ....

Overview of the PowerShellGet module to find scripts

Summary: In this blog post, I provide a quick overview of the PowerShellGet module and its various commands. Believe it or not, the Windows PowerShell Saturday event in Tampa, Florida is coming up pretty quickly. There are still some tickets available, but they have been going pretty quickly lately. There are some awesome speakers coming to ...

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