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At the Microsoft Script Center, we are dedicated to the system administrator scripters of the world whom we teach how to use Windows PowerShell to reduce time spent performing mundane tasks.


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Script, Script, Script, Script

Check out this awesome video filmed at TechEd 2014 and produced by Windows PowerShell MVP Sean Kearney: Scripting Cmdlet Style. As a bonus, learn a special scripting hand sign!


  • Writing and Other Disasters intensive workshop
    July 12, 2014; Rock Hill, South Carolina

    At this all-day event about various aspects of writing, Ed will make two presentations: "The 7 Secrets to Success as a Technical Writer" and "Blog Essentials: The 5 Must-Haves."

Check out Project Siena!

Hey scripters, check out the new Windows app-building tool from Microsoft— Project Siena—that will help you build custom Windows apps in a flash.

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PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Create Temporary File Name
Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to create a temporary file name. I need to output data to a file, but I do not need a permanent file name and locatio... More >
Friday, Aug 1
I've Got a PowerShell Secret: Adding a GUI to Scripts
Summary: Microsoft PFE, Chris Conte, talks about adding a GUI for Windows PowerShell scripts. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today Chris... More >
Friday, Aug 1
PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Display Invalid File Names
Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to display invalid file name characters. How can I use Windows PowerShell to display information about invalid file n... More >
Thursday, Jul 31
Exclude Delayed Start Services when Checking Status with PowerShell
Summary: Windows PowerShell MVP, Mike Robbins, shows us how to use Windows PowerShell to check the status of Windows services and improve the accuracy... More >
Thursday, Jul 31