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Scripting Guys Holiday Special

  Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. Remember those really cheesy late night commercials?   I used to stay up late on weekends watching “The Cool Ghoul” and making fun of really bogus commercials. Evidently, I was not the only one to engage in such an activity, because years later Saturday Night Live also made ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! Quick-Hits Friday: The Scripting Guys Respond to a Bunch of Questions (9/18/09)

Can I Delete All Items in the Deleted Items Folder? Hey, Scripting Guy! I need a VBScript script that will delete all of the e-mails in the Deleted Items folder. I have tried to do this, but I am not able to get it to delete all of the items in the folder. One time it deletes one or two items, and then on another occasion it appears ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! Can I Create New Folders in a Sequentially Numbered Series?

Share this post: Hey, Scripting Guy! I hate to type numbers. I actually took typing in high school and did really well with it. I was able to type more than 40 words per minute at the end of the class with no errors. I got an A for the class. But, I was horrible at doing numbers. Maybe it was because we did not practice them ...

Developing a Script Taxonomy

(Note: This post by Ed Wilson originally appeared on the Microsoft Press Blog.)As we have been busy at the TechNet Script Center with our migration to the blog and bringing the Script Gallery online, I have been giving a lot of thought to organizing the keywords/tags that are used to provide quick links ...

Ode to Our New Script Gallery

(This post was initially made on the Microsoft Press Blog.) Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. At long last we have a real Script Gallery for the Script Center. This was a project that was in the planning stages for nearly a year. The great thing about the new Script Gallery is the way it fosters community involvement. The people who ...

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