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Windows PowerShell 4.0 for .NET Developers by Sherif Talaat

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Getting started with TFS PowerShell cmdlets

Once the TFS Power Tools' installation is complete, you will find that a new PowerShell snap-in Microsoft.TeamFoundation.PowerShell has been registered successfully on your system. This snap-in contains the PowerShell cmdlets for TFS.

If you do not know about PowerShell snap-ins, a Windows PowerShell snap-in is a mechanism for registering sets of cmdlets and providers with the shell, thus extending the functionality of the shell. A PowerShell snap-in can register all the cmdlets and providers in a single assembly, or it can register a specific list of cmdlets and providers.

A PowerShell snap-in is pretty much similar to modules; to be specific, it is similar to binary modules. However, the snap-in mechanism ...

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