PowerShell V 3.0 CTP Export-Csv now has an Append parameter!


Great news for all those folks who rely on Export-Csv and who have been wanting an Append parameter! The latest CTP of PowerShell 3.0 now provides the parameter. It’s not perfect, but it’s close – if the data you are exporting does not match the current data, you will receive an error: If you rerun […]

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Guest blog post on Hey, Scripting Guy! blog


Shortly after the Windows 2.0 PowerShell Bible came out, I was contacted by Ed Wilson of Microsoft Scripting Guy fame. He asked all of the authors if we’d like to contribute a guest blog post to the Hey, Scripting Guy! blog. I am pleased to say that mine is now published. I extended a script […]

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Windows PowerShell 2.0 Bible now available!


The book is now available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble in the US. Looks like it will take a day or two to make it overseas.

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Updated CopyAsColorizedHTML module–Supports PowerGUI, PowerShell ISE, PowerShell Console


In a previous post (http://unlockpowershell.wordpress.com/2010/10/30/copytocolorizedhtmlscript-editor-add-on-for-powergui/), I discussed the add-on that I created for PowerGUI, which I use to copy scripts into colorized HTML. I am now using PowerShell V3, and though you can “break” PowerGUI to work with PowerShell V3 (http://csharpening.net/?p=588), I need my add-ons! I couldn’t really abandon PowerShell V3, but I can temporarily […]

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Windows PowerShell 2.0 Bible–Quick Update


Wiley now have the Description, Table of Contents, Author Information, and Downloads for the PowerShell Bible You can also read excerpts in PDF format. http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118021983.html I wrote Chapters 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, and 12. The physical book should be hitting shelves shortly!

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Windows 8 / PowerShell 3.0 / Microsoft Exchange 2010


This is based on the developer’s preview of Windows 8. I will use the tag “Windows 8 Developer Build” for all of these posts. So, I’m playing with Windows 8 and PowerShell version 3, like nearly everyone else on the planet, and decided to install the Exchange Management Tools. The first thing to do is […]

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Windows PowerShell 2.0 Bible is now finished!


Well, sort of. We are done writing the book, done with editorial review, and are working on the final proofreading before the book is published. It’s been a long, hard road, but I have learned a lot. The book is on target for an October release. We have a cover too The book is available […]

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PowerShell Bible Update


The book is now available for pre-order on Amazon! Of course, we aren’t actually DONE with the book – I still have five chapters to deliver, and three of those have not even been started. My fellow authors are also working feverishly to meet our deadlines.

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Three PowerGUI Script Editor Add-ins


I have created three script editor add-ins for the PowerGUI script editor; I mentioned the first one in a previous post (http://unlockpowershell.wordpress.com/2010/10/30/copytocolorizedhtmlscript-editor-add-on-for-powergui/) You can download that add-in at the following page: Copy to Colorized HTML The second add-in was created to support my work on the PowerShell Bible, as code lines need to be less […]

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PowerShell Bible Update


I’m excited to announce that Thomas Lee has joined our team! For those that don’t know Thomas, he runs 2 PowerShell Blogs: The “PowerShell Scripts Blog” is (You guessed it) Mostly PowerShell Scripts. The “Under The Stairs” blog is his technical blog, where he provides deeper insight into PowerShell. No matter how you look at […]

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