Weekend Scripter: Find Information on the Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog

Summary: Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about how to find stuff on the Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is hard to imagine that it is 2016. It’s even harder to imagine that I have been writing the Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog since 2008! With the current pace…


Weekend Scripter: PowerShell Saturday in Tampa,FL, March 19, 2016

Summary: Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about Windows PowerShell Saturday in Tampa Florida on March 19, 2016. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. There are worse places to be in March than in Tampa, Florida. If you come to Florida, you might see the elusive and endangered Florida panther. You could see a…


Weekend Scripter: Unexpected Case Sensitivity in PowerShell

Summary: PowerShell MVP, Mike F Robbins, discusses case sensitivity in Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Welcome back guest blogger, Mike Robbins. Mike F Robbins is a Microsoft MVP for Windows PowerShell and a SAPIEN Technologies MVP. He is a co-author of Windows PowerShell TFM 4th Edition, and is a contributing author…

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PowerShell Spotlight: January 2016

Summary: PowerShell MVP and the Scripting Wife, Teresa Wilson, talks about upcoming events in the PowerShell community for January 2016. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have back guest blogger, Teresa Wilson. Teresa, as you probably know, is my real-life wife, and she is also known as the Scripting Wife. She once…

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Weekend Scripter: Customize PowerShell Title and Prompt

Summary: Learn how to interactively update the Windows PowerShell prompt and title. Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, is here today to have a little bit of fun with the Windows PowerShell console. Why not? It’s a Sunday, it’s the last day of my time off, and I feel like playing. There have been many posts…


Learn Easier Way to Build Command for PowerShell.exe

Summary: Learn how to parse a here-string with Windows PowerShell. Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, is here to show you a neat little trick. Anyone who has ever scheduled a PowerShell task knows that if you want to launch a cmdlet directly in PowerShell, you would launch it like this: PowerShell.exe –ExecutionPolicy Bypass –command ‘Get-ChildItem’…


Build a Better Copy-Item Cmdlet

Summary: Sean Kearney investigates how to navigate file system content. Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, is here with an early holiday gift—a way to deal with copying many files and getting some kind of progress on the update. I ran into this problem when I was duplicating file structures onto USB keys for Windows to…


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…


Weekend Scripter: Conceptual PowerShell Help

Summary: Guest blogger, Tim Warner, talks about using Windows PowerShell conceptual Help. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Welcome back Timothy Warner as our guest blogger today. Tim is an author and evangelist for Pluralsight, a premier online IT pro and development training company. Tim is the author of Windows PowerShell in 24 Hours,…


Weekend Scripter: PowerShell ASCII Bar Charts

Summary: Microsoft PFE, Wei Hao Lim, presents a script that creates ASCII bar charts. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have a new guest blogger. Please welcome Wei Hao Lim. Wei is a Microsoft PFE from Australia who works primarily with enterprise customers helping to configure, deploy, maintain, and customize System Center…