Windows PowerShell Reference

 

image

In November of 2016, Windows PowerShell celebrated its ten year anniversary.  This is a major accomplishment.  Here is the computer definition of PowerShell.

PowerShell – Computer Definition

A comprehensive command line interface and scripting language for Windows. Introduced in 2006, PowerShell is a major upgrade from the Windows command line, which uses DOS commands – from www.yourdictionary.com

PowerShell is set to replace the Command Prompt still available in Windows. And, if you are a DOS user or a Command Prompt user, you will want to become familiar with all of the sweet features of PowerShell.  Some users say that if you know either Windows or Unix commands, you will have an easier time understanding and using PowerShell.

Here are different links to give you the information that you require to become familiar with PowerShell or go on to master PowerShell.

How To Install Windows PowerShell 4       http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/21016.how-to-install-windows-powershell-4-0.aspx

How To Update PowerShell

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/8034.how-to-update-powershell-help.aspx

Windows PowerShell Portal

deals with Tool Releases, BizTalk server, Exchange Server, FIM, Office Products, SharePoint, Windows OS, SQL Server, Active Directory,

          http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/24187.windows-powershell-portal.aspx

Windows PowerShell blog   https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/powershell/

Scripting with Windows PowerShell   https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb978526.aspx

A Task-Based Guide to Windows PowerShell Cmdlets   https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd772285.aspx

PowerShell   https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/mt173057.aspx

Using Windows PowerShell   https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/scripting/getting-started/fundamental/using-windows-powershell

There are many different blogs and on-line courses that you can take to learn PowerShell.  How deep will you choose to go?

Advertisements

New Templates for Visual Studio 2015

image

 

Happy New Year to all the Visual Studio 2015 developers who create extensibility templates.

Mario Hsiao has provided many new templates out on https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=MarioHsiao.ExtensibilityTemplates.

All the templates are listed below and can be downloaded from the link above.

Extensibility Templates

New Project Templates:

  • C# VSIX Library
  • C# VSIX Project
  • Visual Studio Shell Isolated

New VSIX Templates:

  • Control
  • Dialog Window
  • WCF Service
  • Window
  • Wizard

New VSPackage Templates:

  • VSPackage
  • Command
  • Tool Window
  • Editor
  • Service
  • Dialog Page
  • Option Page

Miscellaneous:

  • EULA.rtf
  • LICENSE
  • README.md

Great job, Mario!