A Week in PowerShell Geek Haven with the Scripting Guys

Summary: 2011 Windows PowerShell Scripting Games Advanced winner, Bartek Bielawski, reports on his week at TechEd in Atlanta. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, here. Once again TechEd provided passes to two winners of the Scripting Games. The passes go to one winner in each category, Beginner and Advanced. If the first place winner cannot attend…

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What I Learned at TechEd 2011 in Atlanta

Summary: 2011 Windows PowerShell Scripting Games Beginner winner, Daniel Cruz, writes about his experience at TechEd in Atlanta. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, here. One of the highlights of TechEd 2011 in Atlanta was getting to know lots of really cool people. Daniel Cruz was the winner of the TechEd pass in the Scripting Games…

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Use PowerShell to Make Mandatory Parameters

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to create mandatory parameters. Weekend Scripter Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I will admit that yesterday I talked about the easiest default to handle—the case of defaulting to the local computer. Not everything is so easy, nor is everything so cut-and-dry. For example, consider a function…

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Create and Use Default Values in PowerShell Scripts

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson teaches you how to create and to use intelligent defaults for your Windows PowerShell scripts or functions. Weekend Scripter Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. TechEd 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia was a lot of fun. TechEd is always a busy time because of the number of people one…

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Design Your PowerShell Functions to Be Reusable

Summary: Learn how to write Windows PowerShell functions that are reusable so that you increase your productivity. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, here. Our guest blogger today is Andy Schneider. Andy Schneider is a systems engineer at Avanade, a company that was started in 2000 to merge leading enterprise technology solutions with cutting-edge business consulting…

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Create Custom Objects in Your PowerShell Script

Summary: Learn how to create custom objects in your Windows PowerShell script to maximize utility and reusability of your script. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have Steven Murawski as our guest blogger. Steven will tell us a little about himself then go on to talk about objects. I’m a senior Windows…

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Real-World PowerShell Tips from a 2011 Scripting Games Winner

Summary: Advanced PowerShell 2011 Scripting Games winner, Bartek Bielawski, shares his real-world thoughts about scripting. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, here. Our guest today is the winner in the Advanced category of the 2011 Scripting Games, Bartek Bielawski. Bartek has been working in IT for more than 10 years for one company, PAREXEL, a global…

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Writing Output with PowerShell

Summary: Microsoft PowerShell MVP, Marco Shaw, discusses writing output from Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we will be joined by Marco Shaw. Marco is a consultant with CGI in Moncton. He has been working in the IT industry for over 12 years, also working for Bell Aliant and Atlantic Lottery….

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Simplify Your PowerShell Script with Parameter Validation

Summary: Learn how to simplify your Windows PowerShell Script by using parameter validation attribute. Weekend Scripter Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I thought I would ask Glenn Sizemore to write today’s blog about parameter validation attributes. Glenn Sizemore is a technical marketing engineer in the Microsoft business unit at NetApp, where he combines…

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Use the KISS Principle for Your PowerShell Script

Summary: Microsoft Windows PowerShell MVP, Sean Kearney, teaches how to use the KISS principle for your Windows PowerShell script. Weekend Scripter Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, here. Sean Kearney graces us with his words of wisdom today as our guest blogger. Sean Kearney is an infrastructure support analyst and Microsoft MVP in Window PowerShell. He…

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