Automation/Scripting


For PowerShell Help, It Takes a Community

If you ever need help with PowerShell, you only need to turn to other PowerShell fans. And some of them are creating free or nearly-free tools, ready to download and use.

Working with Values and Variables in PowerShell

One object or many, PowerShell hands you control. This week's tip is a good example.

I Can Type That Command In 10 Characters

Make PowerShell do all the typing. How? By taking advantage of aliases, of course.

Math Matters

Hate math? Hate it no longer when you invoke the .NET Math class for this week's data formatting tip.

Certificate Certainty

A map of your computer's certificate store can be navigated by way of PowerShell.

PowerShell 3.0 Released for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008

Microsoft on Tuesday released PowerShell 3.0 for use with its current flagship Windows client and server operating systems.

Regular Expressions, Part 3

A last look at expressions, this time by trying to match on opposites.

Regular Expressions, Part 2

A few more tricks for working with regular expressions.

Regular Expressions, The Basics

Part one of three on the basics of working with regular expressions.

Match Play: PowerShell's Match Operator

Last time, we used the like operator to find wildcard type matches. Now, let's find exactly what we're searching for with -Match.

What's Not To Like? PowerShell's -Like Operator

The -Like operator (and its counterpart, -Notlike) can help you find exactly the information you seek.

XML Marks the Spot

Use the Export-Clixml cmdlet when capturing XML data that you'll want to use later in a PowerShell session.

ISE Clearly Now: PowerShell 3.0's New-Look ISE

Highlighting the best of of PowerShell 3.0's Integrated Scripting Environment.

Managing Scheduled Tasks, Part 3

Let's take one more look at the fun involved in managing tasks on an enterprise level.

Managing Scheduled Tasks, Part 2: Create A New Task

Last time, we looked at how ScheduledTasks works. This time, let's create a new scheduled task using -- wait for it -- New-ScheduledTask.

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