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  • Blog Post: Updatable Help speaks only English! What’s up with that?

    Our customers have certainly not been shy about their interest in multiple languages of Windows PowerShell Updatable Help, and we're grateful to hear how much they would value localized Help. Our challenge is this: Updatable Help is a new feature for this release of Windows PowerShell, and we have so...
  • Blog Post: Another Holiday Gift from the PowerShell Team: PowerShell 3.0 CTP2 - Getting Started with Windows PowerShell Workflow

    After delivering the Thanksgiving Gift this year, it’s time for a Holiday Gift …. No not as big as the one we had about 3 years ago …!! Today, we published the “Getting Started with Windows PowerShell Workflow” document on the CTP2 download page , just look for “WMF3...
  • Blog Post: Download the Updated Core Help CHM

    The best way to get updated help for Windows PowerShell core commands is to type "Get-Help –Online <cmdletname>," but that works only when you're online and your firewall permits Internet access. For all of those other times, there's the new Windows PowerShell 2.0 Core Help – May 2011...
  • Blog Post: Windows PowerShell in Bing Visual Search

    Beginning today, there's a new way to look at Windows PowerShell cmdlets. You're used to looking at them this way: Or, perhaps, this way: But would you like to look at them this way? What if getting a list of the remoting cmdlets was as easy as clicking a category...
  • Blog Post: Get Localized PowerShell Help Files

    The Windows PowerShell core help files that were included in Windows 7 RTM were localized into ten languages. You can download the XML and TXT versions of these localized files and use them in your Windows PowerShell projects. The Windows PowerShell core help files are localized into the following...
  • Blog Post: Cmdlet Help Editor tool

    Intoducing the Cmdlet Help Editor V1.0 Cmdlet Help Editor enables you to create help topics for Windows PowerShell cmdlets in the XML format that Windows PowerShell reads. Help text created in Cmdlet Help Editor can be displayed immediately by a Windows PowerShell get-help command without any additional...
  • Blog Post: Documenting TRAP and THROW

    We pride ourselves about being a bit overboard when it comes to Error handling. That is why our sparse (non-existing?) documentation of THROW and TRAP handling is both ironic and sad. 10,000 apologizes for that, we'll fix it in the next release. In the mean time, it's Don Jones amd Jeffery Hicks to...
  • Blog Post: Windows PowerShell SDK

    Windows PowerShell Software Development Kit (SDK) is now available as part of Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows Vista. Microsoft Windows SDK can be downloaded from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=C2B1E300-F358-4523-B479-F53D234CDCCF&displaylang=en Windows PowerShell SDK...
  • Blog Post: Windows PowerShell in Action

    Well folks, at long last, my book is almost done :-) Before it goes out for print, you can get electronic copies through Manning's early access program: http://www.manning.com/payette/ The early access program is a chance for readers to provide feedback on a book so the author can fix things...
  • Blog Post: Draft - Creating Cmdlet Help

    NOTE: This content is also included as an RTF attachment as well. Creating Cmdlet Help When creating your own cmdlet, you can also create Help content that Windows PowerShell can display using the Get-Help cmdlet. The Help content that describes your cmdlet can include a description of the cmdlet...
  • Blog Post: FREE Windows PowerShell Help Tool from Sapien

    Command line help is great because it is always there when you need it. That said, sometimes you want to have the help in one window while you experiement in the other. You can always do that with 2 console windows but why would you do that when you can download Sapien's FREE Windows PowerShell help...
  • Blog Post: Leveraging Windows PowerShell Type Extensions to get documentation

    After just a little use of Windows PowerShell, you quickly learn that you need to pipe objects in the GET-MEMBER utility to understand the capabilities of that object. Get-Member reflects against the object and shows you all of its methods and properties (more as well but that will be a different blog...
  • Blog Post: Windows PowerShell documentation

    I have recently noticed that a number of people have missed the fact that we have a Windows PowerShell Documenation Download (for RC1) at: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=2B0BBFCD-0797-4083-A817-5E6A054A85C9&displaylang=en Everyone should download this document and...
  • Blog Post: IDE for PowerShell and a new book

    PowerShell is a great interactive shell and a great scripting language. That said, the feedback from the scripting community has been very clear: they want/need a PowerShell Scripting IDE. As such, I was very happy to finally have something to say about this at my MMS talks this week. I was able to...
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