Part 2 of 3 in the PowerShell v3/v4 Essentials series is designed for the IT Pro with little to no previous PowerShell experience. The goal of the course is to provide enough training in PowerShell fundamentals, language and syntax so that you can be productive and effective in a very short time. The course has many live demonstrations of PowerShell in action from using WMI to query remote machines for management information, running long running tasks as background jobs, creating pipelined expressions and creating simple PowerShell scripts and functions.
Jeffery Hicks is a Microsoft MVP in Windows PowerShell and an IT veteran with many years of experience, much of it spent as an IT consultant specializing in Microsoft server technologies with an emphasis in automation and efficiency.
Working with Objects Welcome. My name is Jeff Hicks. I am the instructor for the TrainSignal class, Windows PowerShell 3 Essentials and you're watching the lesson called Working with Objects. In this lesson I want to kind of reinforce the object nature of PowerShell, what I refer to as the PowerShell paradigm and we're going to look at objects and see how we can work with them and why they're so important to what we do in PowerShell. I always tell people PowerShell is an object based management engine and once you can get your head around that paradigm, then you can do some amazing things. The cmdlets that we work with in PowerShell use objects in the pipeline and this is what makes all the difference really in the world. With objects we no longer are parsing text, we're dealing with objects. As you're working in PowerShell, as you write scripts in PowerShell, always be thinking about working with objects, their properties, their methods. Now that doesn't mean you have to be a programmer or a developer of any sort because a lot of the cmdlets that we work with are actually going to be dealing with the underlying properties and methods of an object, but there may be times where you need to access them directly, but again, this works because we're dealing with objects.