WE10 Windows PowerShell: Eight Tips and Tricks to Make You a Guru

October 20th, 2010

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Prerequisite: None

Don Jones


Curriculum Director for IT Pro Content


Want to make more of Windows PowerShell? Use these ten tricks from Windows PowerShell expert columnist Don Jones! You'll learn the tricks to making pipeline parameter binding work for you (meaning less typing and less scripting); tricks for quickly suppressing unneeded error messages; how to quickly convert a complex command into a reusable, parameterized tool for others; what all of PowerShell's crazy punctuation means; how to use splatting to feed parameters to a cmdlet; the right (and easy) way to quickly add help to a function or script; how to create a custom shell environment that opens every time you use PowerShell; and how to create a PowerShell script that uses a GUI and is distributed as an EXE!