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    -ErrorAction and -ErrorVariable

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    Let me take a minute to tell you about 2 of my favorite things in Windows PowerShell: -ErrorAction and –ErrorVariable You may have heard me talk about being maniacal about doing a great job with error handling ... this is one the cornerstones of our...
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    PowerShell Month Begins!!!!

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    Windows PowerShell Scripting Contest on TechNet ScriptCenter (Nov 1 – Dec 15 2006) Want a chance to win one of over 150 prizes, including one of two, all-expenses paid trips to Redmond , WA to meet the Windows PowerShell team? Or maybe one of...
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    Power and Pith

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    In our newsgroup, Benny asked the question, “How to get subdir items with full path name?” ClaudioG64 responded: PS> get-childitem C:\ | foreach-object -process { $_.FullName } Dreeschkind replied that we had pithier ways of doing it posting...
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    Turning the dial to 11 with Custom TypeConverters

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    If you are the sort of bloke that likes to turn the dial to 11, you should check out Abhishek's recent blog entry on Custom TypeConverters: http://abhishek225.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns!13469C7B7CE6E911!191.entry Much of the power of Windows PowerShell...
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    Windows PowerShell Font Customization

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    Windows PowerShell Font Customization <Today we have a guest blog entry from another team in Microsoft> There’s a new set of fonts that have been developed and released this year bundled with the betas for the new Windows and Office. These...
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    Windows PowerShell Exit Codes

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    Windows PowerShell Exit Codes PSMDTAG:FAQ: How can my script control the PowerShell exit code? Answers: 1. A normal termination will set the exitcode to 0 2. An uncaught THROW will set the exitcode to 1 3. The EXIT statement will stop...
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    Live Syntax Checking

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    Sapien PrimalScript's support for WIndows PowerShell continues to get better. The latest addition is Live Syntax Checking. This is particularly useful for people who are starting out with PowerShell which is basically everyone at this point. Checkout...
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    HanselMinutes Interview

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    I had the pleasure to do an interview with Scott Hanselman. If you aren't already a regular HanselMinutes listener, I can strongly recommend it. Scott is super smart, articulate and entertaining. BTW - if you ever have a chance to see Scott demo PowerShell...
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    Design For Operations for ISVs/Developers Workshop on October 23th and 24th, 2006

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    We still have some open slots for a Design For Operations for ISVs/Developers Worksho p on October 23 th and 24 th , 2006 . The goal of the workshop is to provide guidance on how to information for developers and architects who want to build manageable...
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    Windows PowerShell in Action

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    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...
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    Adding elements to XML objects with Windows PowerShell

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    While it’s very easy to load and view the content of XML documents how do you add new elements? Here’s how: Let’s create a simple XML document, one parent node with two children: PS> [xml]$x = “<top> <first>first child</first>...
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    Windows PowerShell RC2 FAQs

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    Since the release of Windows PowerShell RC2, we've been receiving many questions around some of the changes from previous versions of PowerShell to RC2. To help clear up and confusion, I've taken the most common questions I've been hearing and have answered...
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    Linking against RC2

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    The RC2 SDK is not yet available. Until it is, here is a quick and dirty way for you to find/extract the DLLs to link your code against. Do this from a RC2 shell and you'll a copy of the DLLS in C:\SDK: PS>[appdomain]::currentdomain.getassemblies...
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    Windows PowerShell RC2 Now Available

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    Windows PowerShell RC2 Now Available Today Microsoft announced the availability of Microsoft Windows PowerShell RC2, the command line shell and scripting language that helps IT Professionals achieve greater productivity and control of system administration...
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    Windows PowerShell ISV/Developer Conference – Oct 9-10th, 2006

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    Windows PowerShell ISV/Developer Conference – Oct 9-10 th , 2006 We have a small number of available slots available for ISVs or Enterprise Developers to attend the Windows PowerShell & Microsoft Management Console (MMC) ISV Workshop (Building...
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    TECHED: IT Forum

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    We are putting together our plans for TECHED IT Forum being held in Barcelona from Nov 14-17. I'll be there as well as a number of other people from the Windows PowerShell team. We'll be showing some new and very exciting stuff so if you are an IT Professional...
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    Get-Process Piped to Dir

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    Did you know that you can pipe the output of Get-Process into dir? Don't believe it? Let me prove it: PS> Get-Process wi* Handles NPM(K) PM(K) WS(K) VM(M) CPU(s) Id ProcessName ------- ------ ----- ----- ----- ------ -- ----------- 95 4 1080 2892...
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    Useful DateTime functions - LibraryTime.ps1

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    I was going to post a blog entries and realized that the example I wanted to give used some of my utility functions so I'll share them first. I hope you find them interesting. I put them in a file called LibraryTime.ps1 and dot source that during my login...
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    The Wonders of Date Math using Windows PowerShell

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    Larry Hayden posted a query about dates at: http://techtasks.com/bookmarks/powershell/2006/09/interview-with-a-scripter-jeffrey-snover/ He has a script which gets all the Application Events that happened TODAY: ———————————————————— $today = [DateTime...
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    ErrorLevel equivalent

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    PSMDTAG:FAQ: ErrorLevel - what is the PowerShell equivalent? In Cmd.exe, %ErrorLevel% is a builtin variable which indicates the success or failure of the last executable run. In PowerShell, we support: $? Contains True if last operation succeeded...
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    Draft - Creating Cmdlet Help

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    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...
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    Windows PowerShell on TechNet Radio

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    Tune in & Geek out at Technet Radio: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/tnradio/default.mspx There are a couple of PowerShell podcasts there: Drill down into Windows PowerShell: An interview with Jeffrey Snover Scripting with Windows...
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    Controlling Internet Explorer object from PowerShell

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    NOTE: The site must be in the Trusted Sites Zone for this script to work - James Brundage [MSFT] January 5th, 2009 The following example shows how to display all the processes in an IE window and highlight the ones with memory usage of greater than...
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    Thomas Lee on Monad (Windows PowerShell)

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    The site that has the Best of TECHED Boston also has the BEST of other shows as well. I'm not sure when/where Thomas gave this talk but I just watched it and it is highly entertaining. It's clear that Thomas has been in front of crowds a couple of (thousand...
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    FREE Windows PowerShell Help Tool from Sapien

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    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...
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