13.4. Using the Internet to Get Help

Quite often, the integrated help is not enough for our needs, particularly if we interact with an external system that is documented elsewhere. .NET objects are not documented in PowerShell; their reference material is available on the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) web site for example. Fortunately, PowerShell makes it quite easy to create several global functions that we can use to open a web browser window and get help about an object.

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The Microsoft Developer Network, or MSDN for short, is the Microsoft division responsible for managing the company's relationships with software developers. It offers services for distributing software tools, provides a home for many blogs and several online communities, ...

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