Working with XML Data in Windows PowerShell

PowerShell is the most popular scripting language for IT Professionals in the Microsoft ecosystem. This course will teach you how to use XML files both as input for your PowerShell scripts, as well as an output from your PowerShell scripts.
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(30)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Sep 8, 2017
Duration
1h 8m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(30)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Sep 8, 2017
Duration
1h 8m
Description

PowerShell is an awesome tool, and as an IT pro or a Developper you probably want to use its powerful automation potential to automate your own tasks. To efficiently automate processes, you'll need to use input files, because it's not really automation if you need to give it a manual input for every single process you want to run. In this course, Working with XML Data in Windows PowerShell, you'll learn how to work with XML files in your PowerShell scripts. First, you'll discover what XML files are, their synthax, and why/when you should use them. Next, you'll explore how to get information with PowerShell and output it to a XML file. Finally, you'll learn how to use XML files as input files for your PowerShell scripts. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge of PowerShell needed to work with XML data in PowerShell.

About the author
About the author

Vlad is an Office 365 consultant helping organizations get the most out their Microsoft 365 Digital Workplace. IT Professional at heart, Vlad focuses on helping administrators deploy, manage, automate, and configure governance across services such as SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, and Microsoft Teams. As an author, Microsoft Certified Trainer and recognized international speaker, Vlad has helped over a million IT Professionals and end-users across the globe to better understand and to get the most out of Office 365 and the greater Microsoft 365 platform. Vlad is the author of three SharePoint books published by Apress and over 25 courses on Pluralsight covering Microsoft 365, Azure, and the Power Platform.

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Course Overview
[Autogenerated] Hello, everyone. My name is Lad caret, UNESCO and welcome to my quarters Working with XML data in PowerShell. I'm a Microsoft Envy p, an independent consultant from Montreal, Canada. When automating tasks with PowerShell, you need to use input files because, well, it's not really automating if you need to give it information for every small task. One of the popular input files for PowerShell is XML, short for extensible markup language. In this course, we're going to learn how to use XML files as both input files for a partial scripts as well as output information from our partial scripts. Some of the major topics that will cover include an introduction to the XML file format, how to export information from PowerShell to XML and how to use XML files as input files for or partial scripts. By the end of this course, you'll know how to handle XML files from your PowerShell scripts and use them as both input and output files before beginning discourse. You should be familiar with the basics and PowerShell, and that's about it. From here, you should feel comfortable diving in to other PowerShell topics with courses such as working with CSV data and PowerShell accessing SQL Server databases from PowerShell and reporting with partial HTML and enhanced HTML from PowerShell. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn. PowerShell would've working with XML data in PowerShell course at Pluralsight.