Working with PowerShell in the PowerShell prompt is a great way to learn the language. In PowerShell you have the ability to leverage a fanstic GUI called the integrated scripting environment (ISE). ISE provides some fantastic functionality to create scripts, and learn the language with Intellisense. In this video we will take a look at the ISE environment.
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- [Voiceover] Now folks, let's talk about PowerShell…for just a second.…I know what you might be thinking.…Matt, this is great.…We can do all these commands and it's wonderful…but I have to do it in the command prompt?…I like GUIs and I like doing things inside of GUIs.…And especially if you watch the video…on how to create functions,…you're probably thinking wait a second,…I have to do that inside of here?…What if I make a typo?…I have to retype all that information back in?…Well, yeah you would…if you did it inside the command prompt.…But the developers and creators of PowerShell…also thought you know what,…command prompt's great and it's useful,…but in reality, most likely people are gonna want…to create scripts, they're gonna want to create functions,…and they're gonna want to be able to repeat things…and just keep things in files.…
Well the nice thing about that,…we actually have something for you.…It's called the integrated scripting environment,…or the ISE for short.…And from inside of PowerShell,…I simply type in ISE.…
Matt then dives into PowerShell's functions and What If statements, working with output, and coding in the Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE). The course wraps up with some tips on using PowerShell for both on-premises and cloud deployments involving Office 365 and Azure.
- Reading the language
- Discovering cmdlets and aliases
- Using PowerShell functions
- Working with output
- Finding and installing modules
- Using PowerShell with Office 365 and Azure