How to answer a technical question: A guide for presenters

Summary: Learn how to properly answer a technical question in a presentation in this step-by-step post by PowerShell MVP June Blender. Today we have another blog post by PowerShell MVP June Blender. June is an Honorary Scripting Guy and a technical evangelist for the SAPIEN¬†Technologies, Inc. She has been working with PowerShell for a long…


Weekend Scripter: Welcome to the PowerShell Information Stream

Summary: Learn about the Windows PowerShell information stream in this guest post by June Blender. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have another guest blog post by Honorary Scripting Guy and Sapien technical evangelist, June Blender. Take it away June… Note  This post is updated on August 3, 2015 for the Windows PowerShell…


Fun Formatting Ones—Part 2: The Method

Summary: June Blender explains Doug Finke’s multiplication and formatting trick. Today…the method. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This is the second part of a two-part series written by June Blender, Honorary Scripting Guy. In the first part, Fun Formatting Ones—Part 1: The Task, we discussed the task of printing Doug’s multiplication table. In…


Fun Formatting Ones—Part 1: The Task

Summary: June Blender explains Doug Finke's multiplication and formatting trick. Today…the task. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, Honorary Scripting Guy, June Blender, examines a multiplication and formatting trick that Doug Finke posted on the PowerShell Facebook page. I've broken this article into two parts: Part 1: The Task   Explains what Doug was…


PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Install Sysinternals

Summary: Learn to use Windows PowerShell to easily install Sysinternals utilities.  How do I find a Chocolatey package that installs Sysinternals?  Use the Find-Package cmdlet: Find-Package –Name Sysinternals Note   This command requires the OneGet module in Windows PowerShell 5.0.


Weekend Scripter: PowerShell and Chocolatey

Summary: Guest blogger and Honorary Scripting Guy, June Blender, talks about using Windows PowerShell and Chocolatey. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, I welcome back guest blogger, June Blender. I’m probably one of five people on earth who really do not like chocolate, so I wasn’t too keen to learn about something called…


PowerTip: Convert JSON File to PowerShell Object

Summary: Easily convert a JSON file to a Windows PowerShell object.  How do I convert a JSON file to a Windows PowerShell object?  Use the Get-Content cmdlet with the Raw parameter: Get-Content -Raw -Path <jsonFile>.json | ConvertFrom-Json


JSON Is the New XML

Summary: June Blender provides a primer about JSON. Honorary Scripting Guy, June Blender, here. Today I’m going to introduce you to JSON. June is a writer for the Azure Active Directory SDK. She is also a frequent contributor to the Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog and for PowerShell.org. She lives in magnificent Escalante, Utah, where she…


PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Save Verbose Messages in Output File

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to save verbose messages from a script in an output file.  How can I use Windows PowerShell to save the verbose messages from a script in an output file?  Use the redirection operator that directs verbose messages (stream #4) to a file: PS C:\> .\MyScript.ps1 -Verbose  4> VerboseMessages.txt


Understanding Streams, Redirection, and Write-Host in PowerShell

Summary: June Blender explains how to understand and use streams in Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today guest blogger, June Blender, explains how to understand and use streams in Windows PowerShell. To read more from June, see these Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog posts. Note  Since the writing of this post, some…