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Microsoft Windows PowerShell 3.0 First Look by Adam Driscoll

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Updatable contextual help

For a first-time user to the language, Get-Help is the most important cmdlet in the bunch (some may argue this is true for all users!). Not only does it offer the syntax definitions, but also examples, detailed explanations, and links to online resources as well. This is shown in the following screenshot:

Updatable contextual help

In the previous versions of the language, the PowerShell help was a static resource that would only be updated during major releases. For example, in PowerShell 2.0, links integrated into the help would point users to the Internet for additional, possibly updated resources. This required using the Online parameter of the ...

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