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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and Windows PowerShell 2.0: Expert Cookbook by Yaroslav Pentsarskyy

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Chapter 1. PowerShell Scripting Methods and Creating Custom Commands

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Setting up your Virtual Machine and running a test script
  • Authoring, debugging, and executing script accessing farm settings with PowerGUI and PowerShell ISE
  • Accessing advanced SharePoint 2010 functionality with external libraries
  • Creating a custom PowerShell command (CmdLet)
  • Creating a custom PowerShell Snap-In

Introduction

PowerShell as a scripting language will execute actions on your target environment. Scripting is not a new concept and PowerShell is definitely not a new language. However, PowerShell and SharePoint 2010 integrate very well. This integration allows administrators and developers to access not just a limited set of commands, but also ...

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