Category Archives: PowerShell

If you like to make commands, then you’re either my mother-in-law or a fan of Windows PowerShell. And while administrators have been using PowerShell to enhance their SharePoint environment since it was introduced, there’s still much to learn so check out these great tips and tricks!

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PowerShell Tips: Casting Your Data Types

I recently wrote a blog about importing data from a CSV file to use in PowerShell scripting. I added a little note at the bottom of that blog noting that each item’s value that is imported from a CSV file … Continue reading

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Why the Command Line Interface is Still Relevant Today

Most Administrators Still Prefer Command Line Interface over Graphical User Interface  While faster processors, more RAM, smart phones, and the advent of touch screens has spawned a world of touchable, flashy and graphically stylized GUIs, we often forget that the root … Continue reading

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PowerShell Tips: Working with CSV Files

PowerShell and Your Data Made Easy There comes a time in every Administrator’s life that requires performing some action, multiple times, with some form of data. For example, maybe you have an exported list of user records from Active Directory that need … Continue reading

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How to Build & Test Your Next Web Project with PowerShell

…Umm, how do I work on this project again? I’ve worked on many different software projects. Typically I handle them through the course of my job, but there’s been times where I’ve dug into some existing open source projects. Getting your head … Continue reading

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Integrate your PowerShell Scripts with SCOrch

Understanding SCOrch Runbooks and PowerShell If you’re not familiar with “SCOrch”, it stands for System Center Orchestrator. Orchestrator serves the role as the “automater” in Microsoft’s System Center suite, and it’s used to create “Runbooks” which are basically workflows that … Continue reading

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PowerShell Tip: Empty SharePoint Site Collection Recycle Bin

Saving time, once again, with PowerShell Have you ever ended up with a very large number of items in your SharePoint Site Collection recycle bin? Sometimes, certain projects that involve migrations or large changes can fill up your bin with … Continue reading

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When SharePoint GUI Fails, Let PowerShell Be Your Guide

During my time of providing SharePoint support, I’ve experienced a number of issues that required PowerShell to resolve. These were situations that for one reason or another, the user was unable to resolve the issue through the Graphic User Interface … Continue reading

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How to Find Your SharePoint Version in Ten Seconds Flat with PowerShell

(Also, check our related post What SharePoint Version Am I Using? that goes into a little more depth at determining if you are using SharePoint 2007, SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint 2013.) This post will show you the quickest route to … Continue reading

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