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,…


Playing with JSON and PowerShell—The Video

Summary: Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, presents a video where he describes converting JSON data with Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I present a video where I talk about using the ConvertFrom-JSON cmdlet to parse information returned via Invoke-WebRequest. I am using Windows PowerShell 5.0 on Windows 10 to illustrate…


Weekend Scripter: PowerShell for "Talk Like a Pirate" Day

Summary: Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about using Windows PowerShell to translate for International Talk Like A Pirate day. Ahoy mates! Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is one of my favorite holidays of the year—probably my favorite holiday. Yep, it is International Talk Like a Pirate day today. The Scripting Wife…


Use PowerShell to Check In for Flight

Summary: Guest blogger, Microsoft PFE, Bill Grauer, talks about using Windows PowerShell to check in for a flight. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have a new guest blogger—Bill Grauer, a Microsoft PFE… As a Windows PowerShell instructor, I try to drive home a simple point to my students, whether they are…


Use Windows PowerShell to Parse RSS Feeds

Summary: Microsoft PowerShell MVP, Will Anderson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to parse RSS feeds. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I welcome recent Windows PowerShell MVP and new guest blogger, Will Anderson… Hi there fellow scripters! Last week as I took my seat on a connecting flight in New York from beautiful…


Use PowerShell to Download and Install DSC Resource Kit

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, writes a Windows PowerShell script to download and install the Desired State Configuration Resource Kit. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I want to talk a little bit about downloading and installing the latest wave of the Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) Resource Kit. It is…


Use PowerShell to Translate Airport Code to City Name

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell and a web service to translate an airport code to a city name. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One thing that I have never really understood is the relationships between airport codes and the airport name. Now, some of them make sense….


Using the Live REST API with PowerShell

Summary: Microsoft PFE, Chris Wu talks about using the Live REST API with Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Once again we have Chris Wu with us. For previous posts from Chris, see the Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog. Take it away Chris… In this post, we will show off some miscellaneous tasks…


Use PowerShell to Work with SkyDrive for Powerful Automation

Summary: Microsoft PFE, Chris Wu, talks about creating powerful automation scenarios by using Windows PowerShell and SkyDrive. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Chris Wu is back with us today. I will let Chris dive right in… On the Microsoft Download Center, you can download Live SDK v5.3, which contains APIs and a great…


Use PowerShell 3.0 to Get More Out of Windows Live

Summary: Microsoft PFE, Chris Wu, talks about using Windows PowerShell 3.0 to automate Windows Live. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Welcome back to guest blogger, Chris Wu. Take it away Chris… One advantage of Windows PowerShell that I’ve really enjoyed is the ability to test various APIs at ease. There is no need…