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A Week in PowerShell Geek Haven with the Scripting Guys

Summary: 2011 Windows PowerShell Scripting Games Advanced winner, Bartek Bielawski, reports on his week at TechEd in Atlanta. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, here. Once again TechEd provided passes to two winners of the Scripting Games. The passes go to one winner in each category, Beginner and Advanced. If the first place winner cannot ...

What I Learned at TechEd 2011 in Atlanta

Summary: 2011 Windows PowerShell Scripting Games Beginner winner, Daniel Cruz, writes about his experience at TechEd in Atlanta. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, here. One of the highlights of TechEd 2011 in Atlanta was getting to know lots of really cool people. Daniel Cruz was the winner of the TechEd pass in the Scripting Games Beginner ...

Use PowerShell to Make Mandatory Parameters

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to create mandatory parameters. Weekend Scripter Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I will admit that yesterday I talked about the easiest default to handle—the case of defaulting to the local computer. Not everything is so easy, nor is everything so cut-and-dry. For example, ...

Create and Use Default Values in PowerShell Scripts

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson teaches you how to create and to use intelligent defaults for your Windows PowerShell scripts or functions. Weekend Scripter Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. TechEd 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia was a lot of fun. TechEd is always a busy time because of the number of people one wants to see, and...

Design Your PowerShell Functions to Be Reusable

Summary: Learn how to write Windows PowerShell functions that are reusable so that you increase your productivity. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, here. Our guest blogger today is Andy Schneider. Andy Schneider is a systems engineer at Avanade, a company that was started in 2000 to merge leading enterprise technology solutions with ...

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