PowerShell with a Purpose Blog http://windowsitpro.com/blog/41431/feed en Thanks for the PowerFun! http://windowsitpro.com/blog/thanks-powerfun <div class="node-body blog-body">My workload has recently gotten so tight that I'm no longer able to commit to even a semi-regular blogging schedule. Rather than letting myself get lazy, I've decided to formally end my blogging career over here, at least for the time being.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/powershell-purpose-blog">PowerShell with a Purpose Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/thanks-powerfun" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/thanks-powerfun#comments Development PowerShell Scripting Development PowerShell Scripting Scripting languages PowerShell with a Purpose Blog Mon, 27 Feb 2012 16:36:00 +0000 57935 at http://windowsitpro.com What does PowerShell's [CmdletBinding()] Do? http://windowsitpro.com/blog/what-does-powershells-cmdletbinding-do <div class="node-body blog-body">Folks are often confused about when to use this "decorator" in PowerShell scripts and functions. Let's clear up the confusion.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/powershell-purpose-blog">PowerShell with a Purpose Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/what-does-powershells-cmdletbinding-do" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/what-does-powershells-cmdletbinding-do#comments Development PowerShell Scripting Development PowerShell Scripting Scripting languages PowerShell with a Purpose Blog Wed, 08 Feb 2012 17:18:00 +0000 57542 at http://windowsitpro.com Tricks with Test-Connection http://windowsitpro.com/blog/tricks-test-connection <div class="node-body blog-body">Learning to use Test-Connection properly opens up a whole new world of capabilities in your PowerShell scripts</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/powershell-purpose-blog">PowerShell with a Purpose Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/tricks-test-connection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/tricks-test-connection#comments Development PowerShell Scripting Development PowerShell Scripting Scripting languages PowerShell with a Purpose Blog Wed, 01 Feb 2012 17:58:00 +0000 57807 at http://windowsitpro.com Guest Post: FacebookPSModule -- Managing Facebook in PowerShell http://windowsitpro.com/blog/guest-post-facebookpsmodule-managing-facebook-powershell <div class="node-body blog-body">For many companies and organizations today, Facebook is as important as email or websites as a tool for reaching their customers. However, tools for managing Facebook as part of an IT strategy are woefully lacking. FacebookPSModule (http://facebookpsmodule.codeplex.com) exposes Facebook as a PowerShell module, enabling organizations to automate Facebook access using familiar techniques, and to integrate Facebook with other elements of their IT.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/powershell-purpose-blog">PowerShell with a Purpose Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/guest-post-facebookpsmodule-managing-facebook-powershell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/guest-post-facebookpsmodule-managing-facebook-powershell#comments Development PowerShell Scripting Development PowerShell Scripting Scripting languages PowerShell with a Purpose Blog Wed, 01 Feb 2012 17:31:00 +0000 57066 at http://windowsitpro.com Why PowerShell is Like Algebra http://windowsitpro.com/blog/why-powershell-algebra <div class="node-body blog-body">With all its punctuation and (parentheses), PowerShell can sometimes seem more like a math exercise than a command-line shell. Here's how to make sense of at least one common "gotcha."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/powershell-purpose-blog">PowerShell with a Purpose Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/why-powershell-algebra" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/why-powershell-algebra#comments Development PowerShell Scripting Development PowerShell Scripting Scripting languages PowerShell with a Purpose Blog Wed, 25 Jan 2012 17:52:00 +0000 57919 at http://windowsitpro.com Listing WMI Namespaces http://windowsitpro.com/blog/listing-wmi-namespaces <div class="node-body blog-body">Quickly list WMI namespaces available on any computer</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/powershell-purpose-blog">PowerShell with a Purpose Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/listing-wmi-namespaces" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/listing-wmi-namespaces#comments Development PowerShell Scripting Development PowerShell Scripting Scripting languages PowerShell with a Purpose Blog Tue, 17 Jan 2012 16:43:00 +0000 57929 at http://windowsitpro.com Learn PowerShell. Tell the World. Get a Free Book. http://windowsitpro.com/blog/learn-powershell-tell-world-get-free-book <div class="node-body blog-body">Always wanted to learn PowerShell but haven't had the motivation? If you're willing to give me an hour a day, I'll help you out - if you'll share the experience!</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/powershell-purpose-blog">PowerShell with a Purpose Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/learn-powershell-tell-world-get-free-book" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/learn-powershell-tell-world-get-free-book#comments Development PowerShell Scripting Development PowerShell Scripting Scripting languages PowerShell with a Purpose Blog Mon, 16 Jan 2012 18:40:57 +0000 57708 at http://windowsitpro.com Making PowerShell Params http://windowsitpro.com/blog/making-powershell-params <div class="node-body blog-body">There's a ton of confused folks out there when it comes to PowerShell parameters, but I understand why. Let's clear things up. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/powershell-purpose-blog">PowerShell with a Purpose Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/making-powershell-params" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/making-powershell-params#comments Development PowerShell Scripting Development PowerShell Scripting Scripting languages PowerShell with a Purpose Blog Tue, 10 Jan 2012 21:50:00 +0000 57847 at http://windowsitpro.com Need Some Help with That PowerShell Project? http://windowsitpro.com/blog/need-some-help-powershell-project <div class="node-body blog-body">Companies are starting to recognize the value of PowerShell-based automation in their environments - but when their team's skills aren't up to snuff, what do they do?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/powershell-purpose-blog">PowerShell with a Purpose Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/need-some-help-powershell-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/need-some-help-powershell-project#comments Development PowerShell Scripting Development PowerShell Scripting Scripting languages PowerShell with a Purpose Blog Tue, 03 Jan 2012 14:54:09 +0000 57157 at http://windowsitpro.com PowerShell Editor Roundup http://windowsitpro.com/blog/powershell-editor-roundup <div class="node-body blog-body">This was a major undertaking for us, involving three focus groups, some lengthy surveys and statistical analysis, and a lot of follow-up with product vendors, technical reviewers, and interviewees. We're very pleased with the result, and hope that you'll find it useful. There's no charge, and no registration required, in order to obtain the paper. We just ask that you tell a friend or colleague where to download it for themselves!</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/powershell-purpose-blog">PowerShell with a Purpose Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/powershell-editor-roundup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/powershell-editor-roundup#comments Development PowerShell Scripting Development PowerShell Scripting Scripting languages PowerShell with a Purpose Blog Sat, 31 Dec 2011 16:13:41 +0000 57801 at http://windowsitpro.com PowerShell -contains -like http://windowsitpro.com/blog/powershell-contains <div class="node-body blog-body">Don't get confused: -Contains and -Like are drastically different. Here's what they do.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/powershell-purpose-blog">PowerShell with a Purpose Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/powershell-contains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/powershell-contains#comments Development PowerShell Scripting Development PowerShell Scripting Scripting languages PowerShell with a Purpose Blog Tue, 20 Dec 2011 16:03:00 +0000 41554 at http://windowsitpro.com New Year's Resolution: How to Learn PowerShell in 2012 http://windowsitpro.com/blog/new-years-resolution-how-learn-powershell-2012 <div class="node-body blog-body">If you're not already learning PowerShell - and I mean LEARNING, not just stumbling through, here are some reasons and resources to do it right now.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/powershell-purpose-blog">PowerShell with a Purpose Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/new-years-resolution-how-learn-powershell-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/new-years-resolution-how-learn-powershell-2012#comments Development PowerShell Scripting Development PowerShell Scripting Scripting languages PowerShell with a Purpose Blog Mon, 19 Dec 2011 15:59:00 +0000 57200 at http://windowsitpro.com Verbose and Debug Output in PowerShell http://windowsitpro.com/blog/verbose-and-debug-output-powershell <div class="node-body blog-body">Try to stay away from Write-Host - consider these alternatives to producing debug and verbose output!</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/powershell-purpose-blog">PowerShell with a Purpose Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/verbose-and-debug-output-powershell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/verbose-and-debug-output-powershell#comments Development PowerShell Scripting Development PowerShell Scripting Scripting languages PowerShell with a Purpose Blog Thu, 15 Dec 2011 15:05:00 +0000 57139 at http://windowsitpro.com PowerShell Proxy Functions http://windowsitpro.com/blog/powershell-proxy-functions <div class="node-body blog-body">Quickly create customized versions of PowerShell cmdlets using proxy functions, a new trick introduced in PowerShell v2.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/powershell-purpose-blog">PowerShell with a Purpose Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/powershell-proxy-functions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/powershell-proxy-functions#comments Development PowerShell Scripting Development PowerShell Scripting Scripting languages PowerShell with a Purpose Blog Tue, 13 Dec 2011 16:50:00 +0000 57293 at http://windowsitpro.com Dealing with Cmdlet Name Conflicts http://windowsitpro.com/blog/dealing-cmdlet-name-conflicts <div class="node-body blog-body">Cmdlet name conflicts in PowerShell can seem confusing - but there's a method to the madness!</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/powershell-purpose-blog">PowerShell with a Purpose Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/dealing-cmdlet-name-conflicts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/dealing-cmdlet-name-conflicts#comments Development PowerShell Scripting Development PowerShell Scripting Scripting languages PowerShell with a Purpose Blog Thu, 08 Dec 2011 16:57:00 +0000 57217 at http://windowsitpro.com