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Windows PowerShell 3.0 First Steps by Ed Wilson

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Chapter 6. Leveraging Windows PowerShell providers

One of the most important concepts with Windows PowerShell is the concept of Windows PowerShell providers. Windows PowerShell providers permit you to use the same cmdlets, such as Get-Item or Set-Item, to work with different types of data. This allows you to know immediately how to work with lots of different types of data. For example, you can use the Get-Item cmdlet to retrieve information about a file. ...

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