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    PowerShell ISE Can Do a Lot More Than You Think

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    In CTP2, we released the first version of PowerShell_ISE. It was VERY rough and primitive and we came close to deciding to wait to CTP3 to ship it. We decided to go head and ship it in CTP2 because the team got it to critical mass and we wanted to let...
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    Copy-Acl

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    Today my wife told me about a problem on the family PC.  There were a bunch of PDF files in a directory that had the wrong permissions so my son couldn’t access them.  She modified the ACL on one of them using Explorer and verified that that...
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    Why Can’t I Pipe Format-Table to Export-Csv (and get something useful)?

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    Ken's PowerShell blog has an entry Remote Services and PowerShell where he wrote a function to get services from a remote machine using WMI. He formatted the data using FT (format-table) and then went on to export the data to CSV. He pointed out that...
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    Blog Your Initial PowerShell Experiences

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    Michael Fisher has just started using PowerShell and is blogging his impressions. You can see them at http://fastdad.wordpress.com/2007/01/05/windows-powershell-10/ . 10,000 thanks Michael! I can't tell you how valuable we find it when people do this...
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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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    Windows PowerShell RC2 Release Notes (DRAFT)

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    We are finishing up work on Windows PowerShell RC2. While I can't announce an availability date at this point, I know that a lot of you are eager to see what is coming. I think you'll be pleased. Here are our draft release notes for RC2. Note that this...
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    out-gridview

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    One of the new feature areas for PowerShell V2 CTP is support for rich output.  The out-gridview cmdlet allows you to send the output of any PowerShell command into a fully interactive grid window.  This feature is available from standard PowerShell...
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    Get-ScriptDirectory to the Rescue

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    The other day I was writing a script and decided that I wanted to break it into a couple of files and have the main script dot-source a library script in the same directory. Here is the problem that I ran into:   PS> Get-ChildItem Directory: Microsoft...
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    Microsoft Command Line Standard

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    The Microsoft Command Line Standard is now published HERE. I wrote the draft of this document (Dean Tsaltas did the editing) to define the operational standard for any command line tool independent of the technology that is implemented in. Clearly the...
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    PowerShell Hits a Million Downloads in the First Six Months

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    Having come up with the initial idea of Windows PowerShell and then worked on it for a (really) long time, I was very optimistic about how it would be received and widely it would be adopted. I have to admit that even I'm shocked at where we are just...
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    Select-String and Grep

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    Dustin Marx has a blog entry where he compares Unix/Linux, PowerShell and DOS commands .  In it he says, " If there is one Unix command I would love to have in PowerShell, it is the grep command with its regular expression support. " ...
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    Improved Support for WMI

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    <Edited 7/2/2006 to add tags and categories> We have recently completed work on improved support for WMI including: Improved Adapters for WMI objects and classes Most notably the ability to easily invoke methods on both Direct language...
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    PowerShell Training is now available!

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    I was delighted to discover that DesktopEngineer.Com is now offering Windows PowerShell training: http://desktopengineer.com/ps310 . This is the first (and therefore BEST :-) ) commercial training available for PowerShell (formally known as Monad). I...
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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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    KB: 1024 vs 1000

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    I love the fact that we designed PowerShell for Admins and IT Pros and love to demonstrate what that means. Often I'll demo PowerShell and show how you can use "KB", "MB", and "GB" as I did in my previous blog entry : PS> 1kb 1024 PS> 1mb 1048576...
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    Renaming Files

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    Let's have a little fun with Rename-Item: [3112:0]PS> dir     Directory: Microsoft.PowerShell.Core\FileSystem::C:\temp\jps Mode                LastWriteTime     Length Name ----                -------------     ------ ---- -a---          3/5/2007...
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    Start-Demo: Help doing demos using PowerShell

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    A couple a weeks ago I got a call from BillG's Technical Assistant (TA) telling me that Bill and Ray (Ozzie) wanted to get a demo of the new stuff we were doing with PowerShell. The setting was Bill's conference room that would be organized with a number...
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    Out-GridView Revisited

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    It has been more than one year since we updated Out-GridView feature with you. In case you are not familiar with Out-GridView yet, it is a unique PowerShell cmdlet that users can pipe command output to a separate window, and it enables users organize...
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    Windows Management Framework 4.0 is now available

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    Windows Management Framework 4.0 , our package that lets you use management technologies from Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 on some of Microsoft’s older operating systems, is now available for you to download and install. This full-release...
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    Seeking Input on PowerShell Summit Sessions

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    One of the best things about PowerShell is its strong community. Events like the annual PowerShell Summit are a great way to get involved and learn more about PowerShell. As in the past, the PowerShell team will present several sessions at the PowerShell...
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    Join-Object

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    Problem: How do I join two lists of objects into a single list? Or the equivalent: How do I join two CSV files into a single one? Note that joining makes sense only when the two lists or CSV files have something in common. Why do we need Join...
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    Windows Management Framework 3.0 Compatibility Update

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    Windows Management Framework (WMF) 3.0, (currently distributed as KB2506146 for Windows Server 2008 SP2 and KB2506143 , for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1) has been temporarily removed from Windows Update to protect from accidental installations...
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    Want to Automatically Configure Your Machines Using DSC at Initial Boot-up?

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    Often times, IT Pros want to automate software installation and configuration upon a machine’s initial boot-up. This blog will walk you through how to use Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) to do this. We will show you how to prepare...
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    How to Create an Object in PowerShell

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    Today someone in Xbox Live Operations (the folks that keep xBox Live alive and well) pinged me with a simple question about PowerShell with a complicated answer: “How do I create a class in PowerShell?” There’s two scenarios I find where...
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    Free PowerShell V1 Book From the Makers of PowerShell Plus

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    A number of you are already familiar with Dr Tobias Weltner.  Tobias has been involved with Windows scripting for many many years.  He was very active in the VBScript and WMI communities and then an very early adopter of PowerShell.  He...
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