Sample chapter: Working with functions

In Windows PowerShell, functions have moved to the forefront as the primary programming element used when writing Windows PowerShell scripts. After completing this chapter from Windows PowerShell Step by Step, Third Edition, you will be able to Understand functions. Use functions to provide ease of reuse. Use functions to encapsulate logic. Use functions to provide…

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Sample chapter: Overview of Windows PowerShell 5.0

This chapter from Windows PowerShell Step by Step, 3rd Edition covers the basic use and capabilities of Windows PowerShell, how to install Windows PowerShell, how to use basic command-line utilities inside Windows PowerShell and access Windows PowerShell help, and run and get help on basic Windows PowerShell cmdlets. After completing this chapter, you will be…

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Watch Ed Wilson discuss Data Grooming live on YouTube tonight

Ed Wilson—The Scripting Guy and author of Windows PowerShell Step by Step, Third Edition—is speaking about Data Grooming tonight! The session starts at 7pm EST. Stream it live here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_5wv6yn9_c Unable to watch the session live? No problem! The video will stay on YouTube so you can watch it when it’s most convenient. Learn more…

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New book: Windows PowerShell Step by Step, Third Edition

We’re pleased to announce the availability of Windows PowerShell Step by Step, Third Edition (ISBN 9780735675117), by Ed Wilson. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Your hands-on guide to Windows PowerShell scripting fundamentals Expand your expertise—and teach yourself the fundamentals of Windows PowerShell scripting,…

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Sample chapter: Create and Manage Users and Groups in Active Directory

In this chapter from Deploying and Managing Active Directory with Windows PowerShell: Tools for cloud-based and hybrid environments, learn how to create and manage users, groups, and OUs; how to filter against the properties of users, groups, and computers to selectively act on the results of that filter; and how to add users to groups…

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Sample chapter: Deploy Your First Active Directory Forest and Domain

In this chapter from Deploying and Managing Active Directory with Windows PowerShell: Tools for cloud-based and hybrid environments, Charlie Russel covers how to create a new Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) forest where one has never existed before. This is, in some ways, the easiest task you’re likely to face, but it’s also one…

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New book: Deploying and Managing Active Directory with Windows PowerShell: Tools for cloud-based and hybrid environments

We’re pleased to announce the availability of Deploying and Managing Active Directory with Windows PowerShell: Tools for cloud-based and hybrid environments (ISBN 9781509300655), by Charlie Russel. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & NobleIndependent booksellers – Shop local Streamline and modernize the way you manage Active Directory Use Windows PowerShell to…

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Great PowerShell Q&A on MVA

PowerShell fans won’t want to miss this great new video on the Microsoft Virtual Academy! The First MCP Insider Series – “Ask me anything” featuring Jeffrey Snover and Jason Helmick is now up and ready to watch on MVA. This exciting new series allows MCPs to submit technical questions on the Born to Learn blog…

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From the MVPs: PowerShell and SQL Stored Procedure

This is the 45th in our series of guest posts by Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVPs). You can click the “MVPs” tag in the right column of our blog to see all the articles. Since the early 1990s, Microsoft has recognized technology champions around the world with the MVP Award. MVPs freely share their knowledge,…

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Windows PowerShell books and ebooks lineup

We’ve seen a lot of buzz recently online about Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Press has products available to aid in the learning process – check them out below!   Windows PowerShell Best Practices   Windows PowerShell 3.0 First Steps   Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step

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