Getting Started With Microsoft PowerShell: 01 The Help System


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Don’t fear the shell
This module provides an overview of PowerShell, including how to install it, manage it, and customize it. Get familiar with the shell.
The help system
Learn about the Help system, including updatable Help, understanding Syntax, and discoverability.
The pipeline: getting connected & extending the shell
In this session you will discover what the pipeline is and what it does. It will go into details on exporting/ importing CSV, exporting/ importing XML, displaying information in a GUI, cmdlets. Additionally you will learn about extending the shell and how to find and add snap-ins, modules and commands.
Objects for the Admin
This module reviews objects across the pipeline and how to get the information you need. You will learn about sorting and selecting objects, custom properties and filtering data, and what methods to use when no cmdlet exists.
The pipeline: deeper
This section reviews how the pipeline really works and the four step solution – ByValue, ByPropertyName, how to customize properties that do not match, and the Parenthetical.
The PowerShell in the shell: remoting
This session provides an overview of remoting and how to enable it. You will also learn how one-to-one and one-to-many remoting works.
Getting prepared for automation
In this module, learn about automation and PowerShell security goals, execution policy, and variables. You’ll be introduced to to fun with quotes, getting and displaying input, and other output for scripts and automation.
Automation in scale: remoting
In this module, learn about automation and PowerShell security goals, execution policy, and variables. You’ll be introduced to to fun with quotes, getting and displaying input, and other output for scripts and automation.
Introducing scripting and toolmaking
This module provides an overview of the new ISE and how to make commands repeatable, how to add parameters to your script, and how to document your script. It shows you how to turn your script into a tool for others and store your tools in a module.