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Automation/Scripting


PowerShell Syntax Elements Part 3: Braces

Here's how to properly use braces to define a scriptblock.

PowerShell Syntax Part 2: Square Brackets

In the second part of this three-part series, the Prof. PowerShell breaks down how brackets should and shouldn't be used.

Pop Quiz: Supporting BranchCache in Windows 8

Applies to the "Maintain resource access" objective of Exam 70-689.

My Favorite PowerShell 4 Features (Part 2)

Prof. PowerShell is back again to share another batch of his favorite tweaks in the latest version of Powershell.

My Favorite PowerShell 4 Features (Part 1)

Jeffrey Hicks runs down a few of his top reasons why you should be running the latest version of PowerShell.



Managing Your PowerShell Environment with PSDrive

Here's a breakdown of how to get the most out of the PSDrive.

Profile Power: Session Configuration

Here's how to get what you want displayed every time you power up PowerShell.

The PowerShell Blacksmith Part 7: Proxy Functions

The final entry in this column series will show you how to fully customize your PowerShell tool.

The PowerShell Blacksmith Part 6: Accessorizing Your Tool

In this installment of the PowerShell Blacksmith, Jeffrey Hicks will show you how to format values.

The PowerShell Blacksmith Part 5: On the Fly

Part 5 will continue to focus on fine-tuning your custom PowerShell tool.

The PowerShell Blacksmith Part 4: Fine-Tuning Functions

Part 4 takes the function created last time and adds a validation attribute.

The PowerShell Blacksmith Part 3: Forging the Functional Tool

This week's lesson build's on part 2's explanation of PowerShell functions to show how they can work for you.

The PowerShell Blacksmith Part 2: Functions

Here's how to forge your reusable tools.

The PowerShell Blacksmith Part 1: Forging the Basic Weapons

In the first part of this' six-part series, Jeff shows you how to use PowerShell from the console.

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