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Use PowerShell to Combine Multiple Commands for Ease of Use

  Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell 2.0 to combine multiple commands into new custom functions and simplify your scripting.   Hey, Scripting Guy! I do a lot of work from the Windows PowerShell command line. In fact, I write very few scripts, but I run lots of commands. I would like to create a custom Windows PowerShell ...

Automatically Create Custom PowerShell Functions

  Summary: Learn how to automatically create custom Windows PowerShell functions by using a free tool that writes your code for you.   Hey, Scripting Guy! I wish there was a good way to modify Windows PowerShell commands. I can modify the names of commands by creating an alias for the command. I wish I could create an alias that ...

Use Splatting to Simplify Your PowerShell Scripts

Summary: Use the Windows PowerShell 2.0 splatting technique to simplify your scripts. This step-by-step article provides the details.   Hey, Scripting Guy! I hope this is not a dumb question; I am a little hesitant to even ask, but something has been bugging me for over a month. I was recently in a Live Meeting with Scripting Guy Ed ...

Learn How to Customize the Windows PowerShell Script Editor

  Summary: Learn how to customize the Windows PowerShell script editor by using readily available functions from the PowerShellPack.   Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. Even well-planned blogs often go astray. If you have been keeping up with our Weekend Scripter series, you know that today I am supposed to talk about adding a ...