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 attend…

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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…

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Use PowerShell Splatting to Simplify Parameter Sets

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, illustrates step-by-step how to use Windows PowerShell splatting to simplify working with parameters. Weekend Scripter Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is a perfectly lovely weekend, and things are finally beginning to settle back down after two weeks of travel. The SQL Rally in Orlando, Florida was…

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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, consider a function…

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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…

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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 cutting-edge business consulting…

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Create Custom Objects in Your PowerShell Script

Summary: Learn how to create custom objects in your Windows PowerShell script to maximize utility and reusability of your script. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have Steven Murawski as our guest blogger. Steven will tell us a little about himself then go on to talk about objects. I’m a senior Windows…

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Real-World PowerShell Tips from a 2011 Scripting Games Winner

Summary: Advanced PowerShell 2011 Scripting Games winner, Bartek Bielawski, shares his real-world thoughts about scripting. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, here. Our guest today is the winner in the Advanced category of the 2011 Scripting Games, Bartek Bielawski. Bartek has been working in IT for more than 10 years for one company, PAREXEL, a global…

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Writing Output with PowerShell

Summary: Microsoft PowerShell MVP, Marco Shaw, discusses writing output from Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we will be joined by Marco Shaw. Marco is a consultant with CGI in Moncton. He has been working in the IT industry for over 12 years, also working for Bell Aliant and Atlantic Lottery….

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Add Excellent Comments to Your PowerShell Script

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows you how to add excellent comments to your Windows PowerShell script. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today is a celebration! No, it is not international Scripting Guy Day (that is January 11), rather today is our 1750th Hey Scripting Guy! blog. If it seems like only…

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