Weekend Scripter: Team Talk About Why to Upgrade to PowerShell 4.0

Summary: Windows PowerShell program manager, John Slack, talks about upgrading to Windows PowerShell 4.0. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have John Slack, a program manager in the Windows PowerShell team as our guest blogger… Do you use the version of Windows PowerShell that ships with your operating system? Do you wonder…


Number 1 Reason to Upgrade to PowerShell 4.0: Desired State Configuration

Summary: Windows PowerShell MVP, Dave Wyatt, says the number 1 reason to upgrade to Windows PowerShell 4.0 is Desired State Configuration. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, Dave Wyatt, is back to share his ideas about upgrading to Windows PowerShell 4.0. Dave is a Microsoft MVP (Windows PowerShell) and a member of the board of…


My Path to a PowerShell 4.0 Upgrade

Summary: Microsoft IIS MVP, Terri Donahue, talks about her path to upgrading to Windows PowerShell 4.0. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Welcome new guest blogger, Terri Donahue. Microsoft IIS MVP, Terri Donahue is a systems administrator who has been supporting Internet Information Services (IIS) since version 4.0. Through the years, she has had extensive hands-on…


Upgrade to PowerShell 4.0 Because It Is Easier to Use

Summary: Microsoft PowerShell MVP, Teresa Wilson (aka Scripting Wife), talks about upgrading to Windows PowerShell 4.0 because it is easier to use. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I continue my series of posts about upgrading to Windows PowerShell 4.0 by turning over the keyboard to Windows PowerShell MVP, Teresa Wilson. Teresa is also known…


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…


Use PowerShell to Review the Setup Event Log

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to review the setup event log. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The ticket sales for Windows PowerShell Saturday in Charlotte, North Carolina have been going pretty well. Stay tuned for some pretty exciting news—we may be adding a fourth track to the…


PowerTip: Find Background Task Info about Windows 8.1 with PowerShell

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell 4.0 in Windows 8.1 to find background task information.  How can I use Windows PowerShell 4.0 to obtain background task information about my Windows 8.1 device?  Open the Windows PowerShell console as an administrator, use the Get-AppBackgroundTask function           and pipe the results to…


Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Configure Windows Defender Preferences

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to configure Windows Defender preferences. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today is the day. It is time for PowerShell Saturday #005 in Atlanta. This fifth Windows PowerShell Saturday conference is a sell out like the four previous ones. It is really exciting…


PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Verify Windows Search Settings

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell 4.0 in Windows 8.1 to verify Windows Search settings.  How can I use Windows PowerShell 4.0 to see how Windows Search is configured on my Windows 8.1 device?  Use the Get-WindowsSearchSetting cmdlet: PS C:> Get-WindowsSearchSetting Setting                                    Value ——-                                    —– EnableWebResultsSetting                    True EnableMeteredWebResultsSetting             True SearchExperience                           PersonalizedAndLocation WindowsSafeSearchSetting                   Moderate


Use PowerShell to See What Windows Defender Detected

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to see what Windows Defender has detected. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Tomorrow is Windows PowerShell Saturday in Atlanta. There are still a few tickets left; but in the last few days, they have disappeared with a quickness. If you have a…