Appendix A. Windows PowerShell FAQ

In this appendix, I cover a range of topics that are organized into a question-and-answer format. I’ve included questions that frequently arise when I teach a Windows PowerShell class or make Windows PowerShell presentations at various events.

Q. What is Windows PowerShell, in 30 words or less?

A. Windows PowerShell is the next generation command prompt and scripting language from Microsoft. It can be a replacement for VBScript and for the command prompt in most circumstances.

Q. How can you be sure that was 30 words or less?

A. By using the following code:

$a = "Windows PowerShell is the next generation command prompt and scripting language from Microsoft. It can be a replacement for VBScript and for the command ...

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