Sep 282014
 

PowerShell has become the main scripting language on the Microsoft platform.  With the latest release of PowerShell you can also use it on Unix and Linux.  There are a lot of great resources provided by the PowerShell community to get you started.  Below are a couple great videos that were captured during a PowerShell Saturday event several months ago.  In my opinion these two beginning videos are some of the best out there.   Please let us know below if you agree with our opinion.  If you have other PowerShell resources that you want highlighted please leave a comment below or send us an email through the contact page.

PowerShell Saturday Video One

 

 

PowerShell Saturday Video Two

 

 

Mar 262014
 

There is a quick and easy way to find out what version of PowerShell you are running.  All you have to do is open up PowerShell and type in $PSVersionTable.  This command will also give you the WSMan version, .NET framework version, build version, PSRemotingProtocolVersion, and some other information.  Below is a quick screen capture of what the output looks like from the command.

PowerShell Version

PowerShell Version

Jan 272013
 

One of the questions I get from a lot of people is how do you tell what version of PowerShell you are running.  The easiest way it to open up PowerShell and type get-host.  See the screen shot below.  You will see that the second line has the version number.  This screen shot shows 3.0 which is the standard PowerShell version for Windows 8.

get-host

Get-Host output