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PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Keep Up-to-Date with the 2013 Scripting Games

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to help you stay up-to-date with the 2013 Scripting Games.  How can I use Windows PowerShell to obtain an RSS feed of all 2013 Scripting Games content from the Scripting Guys?  Use the Invoke-RestMethod cmdlet in Windows PowerShell 3.0 and specify the uri for the Scripting Guys 2013 Scripting ...

Use PowerShell and a Web Service to Find Holidays

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to find the date for a specific holiday by using a web service.  Hey, Scripting Guy!  I have a problem. I guess you hear that a lot. Anyway, my boss has given me what I think is an impossible task—to find the holidays we have coming up this year. ...

Use PowerShell to Convert to or from JSON

Summary: Windows PowerShell MVP, Doug Finke, discusses using a simple Windows PowerShell command to convert to or from JSON. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have guest blogger, Doug Finke. Microsoft Windows PowerShell MVP, Doug Finke is the author of Windows PowerShell for Developers. He works in New York City for Lab49...

Use PowerShell to Automatically Download TechEd 2012 Sessions

Summary: Microsoft PowerShell MVP, Marco Shaw, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to download TechEd 2012 session content. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have a guest blogger, Windows PowerShell MVP, Marco Shaw. For more from Marco, read his other Hey, Scripting Guy! guest blogs. Here’s Marco… I wrote a ...