For the love of Pi

Summary: In honor of Pi Day today, we have a guest blog post written by PowerShell MVP, Doug Finke. It’s that time of year again when lovers of math, geometry, Albert Einstein, food, and Windows PowerShell can stop and reflect on that transcendental irrational number, Pi. It’s the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its…


Convert a web page into objects for easy scraping with PowerShell

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell 5.0 to scrape a web page so that you can easily return parsable objects. Good morning. Ed Wilson here, and today I have a guest blog post by Doug Finke… When surfing the PowerShell Gallery, you'll find that each module has a web page with a version history,…


Introducing the PowerShell Extension for Visual Studio Code

Summary: Doug Finke, Microsoft MVP, introduces a new way to edit code. There’s a new editor in town and as with any new shiny toy, it’s a good to download, kick the tires, and give it the seven day test. The seven day test is when you install it, try it, and see if you…


PowerTip: Create Function List and Find PowerShell Files

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to create a function list and find files.  How can I use Windows PowerShell to avoid repetitively typing “ls . –r *.ps1” to get a list of PowerShell files and then           “ls . –r *.ps1 | sls function” to search the content of those files for a string?…


Introducing the PowerShell Excel Module

Summary: Guest blogger, Doug Finke talks about his PowerShell Excel module. The PowerShell Excel Module is a brand new, exciting, and better way to interact with Microsoft Excel from Windows PowerShell. Plus for bonus points, you don’t need Excel installed on the target machine to create the spreadsheet. Many users of this module generate Excel…


InvokeRestMethod for the Rest of Us

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to search web pages. Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson here. Today’s post is written by Doug Finke, a Windows PowerShell MVP, and June Blender, senior programming writer on the Windows Azure Active Directory team. Take it away, June… I was bending my brain around the cool new Windows Azure Graph…


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,…


Handle Formatted Output in PowerShell

Summary: Microsoft Windows PowerShell MVP, Doug Finke, illustrates how to handle formatted output in a Windows PowerShell script. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Doug Finke is our guest blogger. Doug Finke is a Microsoft PowerShell MVP working for Lab49, a company that builds advanced applications for the financial service industry. Over the last…

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Expert Solution for 2011 Scripting Games Beginner Event 8: Use PowerShell to Write Disk File Information for Excel

Summary: Microsoft PowerShell MVP, Doug Finke, gathers file information and writes it to a CSV file that is readable in Excel while solving 2011 Scripting Games Beginner Event 8. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, here. Doug Finke is the expert commentator for Beginner Event 8. Doug Finke is a Microsoft PowerShell MVP working for Lab49,…

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Use PowerShell to Simplify Working with XML Data

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to simplify working with XML data.     Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I use Windows PowerShell to work with XML? — FD   Hello FD, Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. We are in the middle of Guest Blogger Week, so today your question goes over to…

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