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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."

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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: Convert Plain Text to Secure String
Summary: Learn to convert a plain text password to a secure string for cmdlet parameters. I'm trying to convert some scripts to work with the Ac... More >
Tuesday, Jul 22
Transforming the Active Directory Cmdlets: Part 2
Summary: Learn how to transcribe between ADSI, Quest, and Windows PowerShell cmdlets for creating users. Hey, Scripting Guy! I used to use the Quest ... More >
Tuesday, Jul 22
PowerTip: Find List of Users in Active Directory
Summary: Use the Filter parameter in the Active Directory module. I was playing with the Active Directory cmdlets and noticed that they seem to need ... More >
Monday, Jul 21
Transforming the Active Directory Cmdlets: Part 1
Summary: Learn how to translate between ADSI, Quest, and Windows PowerShell cmdlets for creating users in Active Directory. Hey, Scripting Guy! I&#39... More >
Monday, Jul 21