What Did Write-Host Ever Do To You?

You may have heard it said that using Write-Host kills puppies. You may have even had that type of hysterical hyperbole transmitted to you during one of my PowerShell classes or by one of the PowerShell aficionados in the community. Then, some of you may have been brazen enough to look at some of my scripts and then pointed fingers at the author (me) and said, “Ha! You don’t even follow your own guidance!” (See how smart I make you sound even while you are trying to cast aspersions.) 😉

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Why Learn To Automate

If you are trying to justify to your organization’s management that using PowerShell to automate tasks is a worthwile effort, look at the following example where I used PowerShell to automate an application deployment task. The first table is the actual process and the second table is the value of the automation.

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My PowerShell Journey

In this post I am going to give some details around my introduction to PowerShell and what learning PowerShell and my involvement with the PowerShell community has done for me.

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Use the Tripod For PowerShell Stability

If you are wanting to learn how to use PowerShell then you better know about “The Tripod.” This is what I call the three cmdlets that you will most likely use more than any other cmdlets. They are:

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Welcome to my blog!

This is where I’m going to drop my thoughts and ramblings about PowerShell (mostly) and other related stuff. I may even throw in some random topics here and there, but since what I like talking about is technology, it will probably be technology related. I hope you can relate to that. If so, does that make you my blog family?

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