PowerShell Tip #1 from the Winner of the Advanced Category in the 2013 Scripting Games

In case you haven’t heard, the 2014 Winter Scripting Games are just now getting started. Regardless of your skill level with PowerShell, it couldn’t be a better time to participate since this is the first time in the history of the scripting games that you’ll be able to work as part of a team and receive proactive feedback (before your code is judged) from a team of expert coaches who use PowerShell in the real world on a daily basis. Ultimately, the scripting games make learning PowerShell more interesting and challenging while giving you the opportunity to network with other enthusiasts in the industry.

Now it’s time to talk about a PowerShell tip that I wanted to share.

Tip #1 – Read the Help!

While this may not be the most popular tip, believe it or not, it’s one of the most important and it’s something that’s so simple it’s often times overlooked. In my opinion, you’ll never truly be effective with PowerShell and be able to figure things out for yourself until you learn to read the help.

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About Mike F Robbins

Mike F. Robbins is a Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP for Windows PowerShell. He is the creator of The PowerShell Conference Book, author of PowerShell 101: The No-Nonsense Beginner’s Guide to PowerShell, co-author of Windows PowerShell TFM 4th Edition, and a contributing author of a chapter in the PowerShell Deep Dives book. Mike is also the leader and co-founder of the Mississippi PowerShell User Group. He blogs at mikefrobbins.com and can be found on twitter @mikefrobbins.