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Windows PowerShell Unplugged with Jeffrey Snover

1 hour, 16 minutes, 16 seconds


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Come learn PowerShell the way PowerShell was meant to be learned—exploring Windows from the console. In this session, Distinguished Engineer Jeffrey Snover starts with the Get-Help cmdlet and shows you the tools and techniques to teach yourself PowerShell. Jeffrey’s contention is that most people still haven’t realized the power of what was delivered in PowerShell V1 so advanced users are likely to learn as much as day zero beginners.

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  • Where did the "Install-Module" function/cmdlet come from? It doesn't appear to be part of stock PowerShell. 

  • If you mean the Install-Package, it is part of the Windows Management Framework V5 preview and OneGet.

    If you want to see which modules are available in the system, try:

    Get-Module -ListAvailable

    To import a module, use:



    A great place if you have further questions about PowerShell is the PowerShell.org website.




  • @Yooakim:That part I'm familiar with. :)

    I was wanting to steal the "install-module powershellcookbook" bit that he did to show off Show-Object

  • Yes, get WMF5 with PowerShell 5, which is currently CTP.

  • @dsolodow: You'll find that in OneGet - it's part of the WMF 5 preview.

  • This session and the Best Practices and Patterns: Let's Get Serious were my 2 favorites. I wish I could have been there this year. My favorite moment over all was in this video when Jeffrey Snover contemplated using Don's MacBook to do something. The expression and the noises he made were priceless!

  • How do I get "psget" ?

  • So, um,,, I did all this, installed Windows Management Framework 5.0 Preview April 2014

    Where exactly is find-module?

    PS C:\Windows\system32> Get-Command -Module psget

    CommandType     Name                                               Source                           
    -----------     ----                                               ------                           
    Function        Get-PsGetModuleHash                                PsGet                            
    Function        Get-PsGetModuleInfo                                PsGet                            
    Function        Install-Module                                     PsGet                            
    Function        TabExpansion                                       PsGet                            
    Function        Update-Module                                      PsGet 


  • IbaIba

    I tried to download rhe Windows Management Framwork 5.0. It said this can't apply to my computer. Can somebody help please. Thanks

  • This is confusing is because there is a 'psget' module in the chocolatey repository, and installable with OneGet, but that is not the one Jeffrey demonstrated in this video.    Instead, he was using the Windows Management Framework 5.0 Preview May 2014 version from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42936, which includes the 'PowerShellGet" module. 

  • marcus ohmarcus oh

    i just had to laugh. chrome and google?!

  • PSAfficionadoPSAfficiona​do

    I have to say I found the making fun of the author of the PS module in the PS Get demo so distasteful and then saying he should have his MVP revoke was such a bad joke to make from one MVP about another. PS is great but grand standing does not help to push it along. Lets keep it classy.

  • AmusedAmused

    I find it ironic that Mr. Snover, architect of the next-gen command-line interface for Windows, is such as dreadful typist.

  • InquisitiveInquisitive

    Also, what's with the angst between Mr. Snover and Mr. Russinovich? Always, snarky comments about each other at their respective sessions. Guys, you're on the same team.

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