PowerShell Best Practices: Advanced Functions

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about best practices for Windows PowerShell advanced functions. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning, I am again enjoying a cup of my Darjeeling Earl Grey tea. Today I added a bit of rose petal, lemon grass, and a cinnamon stick to the mixture. Match it…


PowerShell Best Practices: Simple Scripting

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about Windows PowerShell best practices for simple scripts. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. “Heyyyyy! Script it, baby!” The words of Scripting Cmdlet Style continue to echo through the house. If you have not seen the latest Windows PowerShell community video by Sean Kearney, you should definitely…


PowerShell Best Practices for the Console

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about Windows PowerShell best practices for the console. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning, the Scripting Wife and I decided to head to a new breakfast place that had great reviews on Yelp. We grabbed our Surface 2s and headed into town. Teresa had her new…


PowerShell Best Practices: Examine the Issues

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about examining the issues surrounding Windows PowerShell best practices. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the best things about TechEd, no matter where it is held, is the chance to meet up with people who we do not normally get to see. For example, this…


Weekend Scripter: Best Practices for PowerShell Scripting in Shared Environment

Summary: Microsoft PFE, Dan Sheehan, shares Windows PowerShell scripting best practices for a shared environment. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I would like to welcome a new guest blogger, Dan Sheehan. Dan recently joined Microsoft as a senior premiere field engineer in the U.S. Public Sector team. Previously he served as an…


Avoiding PowerShell Scripting Pitfalls

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shares an excerpt from his book, Windows PowerShell Best Practices that discusses scripting pitfalls. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I have an excerpt from my new book, PowerShell Best Practices, which is published by Microsoft Press. In the excerpt today, I talk about avoiding Windows PowerShell…


Use PowerShell to Find Two-Letter Alias Combinations

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about finding all two-letter alias combinations by using Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I have an excerpt from my new book, PowerShell Best Practices, which is published by Microsoft Press. The two-letter alias namespace is rather large, but how large is it really?…


Understanding Tradeoffs When Searching for a String

Summary:  Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, provides an excerpt from his new book, Windows PowerShell Best Practices, about searching for strings. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I have an excerpt from my new book, PowerShell Best Practices , which is published by Microsoft Press. When you are searching for a string, you…


Using PowerShell CIM Cmdlets to Explore WMI Classes

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shares an excerpt about WMI and CIM from his book, Windows PowerShell Best Practices. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I have an excerpt from my new book, Windows PowerShell Best Practices, which is published by Microsoft Press. The CIM cmdlets in Windows PowerShell support multiple ways…


Deciding How to Use PowerShell to Access AD DS

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about the decision points for deciding how to use Windows PowerShell to access Active Directory Domain Services.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I am a bit confused. I see various blogs and scripts on the Script Repository, and some always use a third-party snap-in to access Active Directory Directory Domain…