A.K.A. – Using PowerShell Aliases

An interesting capability baked into the PowerShell environment is alias commands. Much like we can find in IOS (The Cisco one that is) and with other CLI environments, there are short commands available to save you some typing during your day-to-day scripting. Aliases can be found very easily with the Get-Alias CmdLet. The resulting output … Read more

DiscoPosse Review: Windows PowerShell for Developers by Doug Finke – O’Reilly Media

For those fans of PowerShell, and for those just getting on-board, PowerShell MVP Doug Finke has built the bridge for your journey with his latest book Windows PowerShell for Developers from O’Reilly Media. As a long time user of PowerShell for everything from quick scripts to more challenging workflows and processes, this book has really … Read more

Get-Started: PowerShell 3.0 – Mastering parameters with the Show-Command CmdLet

Welcome to the first PowerShell 3.0 post in the Get-Started learning series. Today we are going to work with PowerShell 3.0 and the Show-Command CmdLet. Because this is a PowerShell 3.0 CmdLet I am assuming that you are working with Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 or that you have installed the PowerShell CTP for your … Read more

Get-Started – The DiscoPosse PowerShell 101 series

With so much focus on PowerShell for systems administrators today, one thing I wanted to do was to bring scripting to the non-scripters. What I have found quite often is that many of today’s new administrators have not had any exposure to shell commands and scripting because they have not had a need to during … Read more