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  • Zack - Day 18

    0 0 1 388 2218 Concentrated Technology 18 5 2601 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE With less work, that is all I had to read to get excited about chapter 18. I am not lazy by any means, but anything that can get me outside out of the server...
    Posted to Don Jones by Don Jones on 03-26-2012
  • Julie - Day 18

    Monday morning brought a great opportunity to use my new PowerShell skills without much thinking. My computer refused to load my desktop. Not fun on a Monday morning. I seized the chance to use my new skills and typed Get-EventLog system -after 3/25/12...
    Posted to Don Jones by Don Jones on 03-26-2012
  • Will - Day 22

    0 0 1 600 3424 Concentrated Technology 28 8 4016 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE I am glad error handling got a good showing in Chapter 22. In my years of working with PowerShell I have yet to see such a clear discussion of the topic....
    Posted to Don Jones by Don Jones on 03-26-2012
  • Brian - Day 24 and the Finish Line

    First thing Don brings up is profile scripts. We touched on these quite a few chapters ago, and I actually nailed one down then. After some of Don's tips though I did customize it a little (this is actually on my Windows 7 VM). I had it loading a...
    Posted to Don Jones by Don Jones on 03-26-2012
  • Will - Day 21

    0 0 1 526 2999 Concentrated Technology 24 7 3518 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE Chapter 21 really got my attention. Advanced functions and modules are really my bread and butter. Seeing the description and format of a filtering (or pipeline...
    Posted to Don Jones by Don Jones on 03-26-2012
  • Brian - Day 23

    This chapter was interesting (I think I've said that a lot now) and in a way held some of the most valuable information. I've found that you can usually tell how "good" an engineer is by their debugging (a.k.a troubleshooting) skills...
    Posted to Don Jones by Don Jones on 03-26-2012
  • Will - Day 19

    Finding ways to avoid running a command more than once, unless I have to, is on the top of my list. I have a running joke: if I have to run a command twice, it's getting scripted. There is the fact that I love puzzles and scripts seem like puzzles...
    Posted to Don Jones by Don Jones on 03-26-2012
  • Will - Day 20

    0 0 1 633 3614 Concentrated Technology 30 8 4239 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE Chapter 20 starts off with a great distinction, found in the opening sentences, "...scripting is a kind of programming, with formal constructs that define...
    Posted to Don Jones by Don Jones on 03-26-2012
  • Zack - Day 16

    0 0 1 372 2124 Concentrated Technology 17 4 2492 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE Chapter 16 covers Input and Output, over the years I have been consumed with focusing efforts on output. I mean I needed the data, but that was mostly for...
    Posted to Don Jones by Don Jones on 03-26-2012
  • Will - Day 18

    0 0 1 277 1582 Concentrated Technology 13 3 1856 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE PSSessions, the topic of Chapter 18, fall under the umbrella of "I like the idea". So far, in my exploration of PowerShell I tend to find one box...
    Posted to Don Jones by Don Jones on 03-26-2012
  • Julie - Day 17

    Friday was a busy PowerShell day for me. I had an opportunity to attend the local IT Pro Appreciation day and listen to a bunch of presentations from experts in their field. The highlight of my day was the presentation on PowerShell by Ed Wilson, Scripting...
    Posted to Don Jones by Don Jones on 03-26-2012
  • PowerShell Deep Dive 2012 Agenda

    The agenda for the PowerShell Deep Dive next month has just been published on the PowerShell team blog http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2012/03/26/schedule-for-the-upcoming-powershell-deep-dive-and-a-few-videos-from-frankfurt.aspx If you are...
  • Use PowerShell to Parse an XML File and Sort the Data

    Summary : In this blog, the Scripting Wife learns how to use Windows PowerShell to parse her books XML files and to find authors and sort titles. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today the registration opens for the 2012 Scripting Games. You...
  • Schedule for the upcoming PowerShell Deep Dive and a few videos from Frankfurt

    We’ve got a great lineup of sessions and speakers scheduled for the upcoming PowerShell Deep Dive in San Diego, CA on April 30 – May 2! The schedule was recently published on The Experts Conference site , and is also listed below for convenience. Be sure to check out the TEC site for abstracts and speaker bios. If you’re still thinking about registering, it is not too late. Just follow...
  • Chapter 19. User Management

    User administration in the Active Directory was a dark spot in PowerShell Version 1. Microsoft did not ship any cmdlets to manage AD user accounts or other aspects in Active Directory. That's why the 3rd party vendor Quest stepped in and published...
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