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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. (image)  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...

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. (image) Microsoft Windows PowerShell MVP, Doug Finke is the author of Windows PowerShell for Developers. He works in New York City ...

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 ...

Weekend Scripter: Use a File When Making a SOAP Request via PowerShell

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use a text file when making a SOAP request via Windows PowerShell 3.0. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, I spent the day playing around with Windows PowerShell 3.0. It is a lot of fun. One of the things I enjoy doing is working with web services. Windows ...