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Microsoft Windows PowerShell 3.0 First Look by Adam Driscoll

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Chapter 2. Usability Enhancements

In the previous chapter we examined what Microsoft has done to make some of the core features better. In this chapter we will look at some simple, but very important changes to a few of the usability aspects of PowerShell. First, we will look at the changes to the Where-Object cmdlet and the ForEach-Object cmdlet. The first version of these cmdlets worked well but proved confusing for the first time users and required excessive syntactical noise to be used. Next, we will explore the changes to the tab completion behavior in PowerShell 3.0 that makes it much easier to use. Additionally, a bug was fixed that any regular PowerShell user would find very annoying. Finally, we will investigate the changes to the Get-ChildItem ...

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