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Release Dates for PowerShell 3 announced!

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Microsoft has just announced, at its Worldwide Partner Conference, that Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 are on track to hit "Release to Manufacturing" the first week of August, with general product...

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[JULY 25 UPDATE] "PowerShell In Depth" Limited Edition Pre-Orders… as they stand…

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As most of you know, co-authors Jeffery Hicks, Richard Siddaway, and myself are offering a limited edition pre-order of our new PowerShell in Depth book. You can order from my company's online store; you're...

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Upcoming PowerShell Books and How to Get Them

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My co-authors and I have no less than three new PowerShell books coming out... and a couple of different way to get them. PowerShell In Depth This is meant to be a comprehensive, administrator-focused reference on all...

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[UPDATED] Snover School: FANCY Wildcards

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So, I'd previously posted about a cool trick Jeffrey Snover demonstrated at TechEd: Get-Service -Name a-b* This will return a list of all services whose names start with A or B. Now for me, this was a cool trick: I...

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TechEd PowerShell Sessions

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Many sessions are now available on Channel 9 as recordings... First, mine: Crash Course w/Jeffrey Snover (one of the conference's top-rated overall sessions) Crash Course repeat Building Reusable PowerShell...

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How To Use Write-Host Without Endangering Puppies (or, A Manifesto for Modularizing PowerShell Scripts)

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At this week's TechEd, I was speaking with Jeffrey Snover in the hallway on Wednesday when he remarked, "you know, Write-Host isn't all bad." After he got someone to come around with smelling salts to...

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Sample Code from my TechEd "Building Reusable PowerShell Tools" Session

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Hey, all! I was looking over the script I'd saved from this TechEd session, and realized I could offer something better. Go to the Web page for my upcoming "Toolmaking" book. In the Downloads section, grab...

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Using PowerShell to Scrape the Web

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One of the things administrators often look to do with PowerShell is "scrape" Web pages. In the past, you had a couple of options: Use Internet Explorer's COM object (which can get a bit fugly), or use the...

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[UPDATED] Tweaks to PowerShel v3 Updatable Help

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I've written before about how PowerShell v3 won't come with help "in the box," but will instead require you to download help from Microsoft's servers.  ASIDE: Technically, any module...

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FInal Outlines for the v3 "Lunches" Books

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