Automation/Scripting


Your First 5 Minutes with Windows PowerShell

Here's how to make your first PowerShell experience a good one right from the outset.

Windows Management Framework RC Available

Microsoft on Wednesday released a test preview of Windows Management Framework components for Windows XP Service Pack 3 and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2.

Polish Your Shell

Learning PowerShell is simple once you understand these basic cmdlets.

7 Wonders of Windows 7

After the Vista debacle, seven could just be the lucky number for Windows. We review seven features of Windows 7 that could make the newest version of the OS the best Microsoft has produced in years.

10 Reasons to Love Windows 7

You'll probably have to move to Windows 7 at some point, but there's good news: Microsoft's new OS has lots of great features. Here's what we love -- and don't love.

Report: Windows 7 Meets Business Needs

Microsoft got it right with Windows 7, according to Michael Cherry, vice president of research on operating systems for Directions on Microsoft.

Windows Server 2008 R2 Available on TechNet, MSDN

On Friday, Microsoft made the new R2 version of its Windows Server 2008 server operating system available to MSDN and TechNet subscribers.

Your First Fishing Lesson

In anticipation of PowerShell 2.0, Mr. Roboto gives a few pointers on how to get the most out of it -- starting with Windows Management Instrumentation.

Why Aren't You Scripting?

GUI-based administration might linger for a while, but working from the console prompt is the wave of the future. And that means scripting.

Inspecting the Pipeline's Output

The OutVariable parameter offers a peek deep into your pipelined PowerShell expressions.

Exchange Server 2007 SP2 Arriving This Fall

Microsoft on Monday alerted users of its Exchange Server 2007 product that Service Pack 2 (SP2) will be coming sometime in the third quarter of this year.

WMI CIM-plified Part 5: WSMAN Protocol

Next up in Jeff's six-part WMI series, he demonstrates how to call up WMI methods.

Tech-Ed: Let's (Third) Party!

Independent software vendors have long been the life of Microsoft's party by producing products that fill in the gaps Redmond leaves open. For Tech•Ed North America 2009, we celebrate third-party vendors and preview what they'll be announcing and demonstrating at the show.

Prof. Powershell: Provider Peek

PSDrives work like real drives, only differently. Here's how to work with these PSProviders in PowerShell.

Group Therapy

Monitoring local group members doesn't always have to be difficult, as this PowerShell script shows.

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