Microsoft PowerShell Script Browser: Find and use script samples easily

Microsoft released the PowerShell Script Browser a few months back. Currently, in v1.0, this free tool will make it easier for users to find and use script samples, when writing scripts to automate Microsoft products like Windows, Office, etc.

Microsoft PowerShell Script Browser

PowerShell Script Browser

Some of you may remember that, Microsoft had earlier released Script Explorer for Windows PowerShell RC in 2012, to help scripters find Windows PowerShell scripts, snippets, modules, and how-to guidance in online repositories such as the PoshCode, local or network file systems, TechNet Script Center Repository, and Bing Search Repository, but due to lack of adoption, it wasn’t developed further and subsequently discontinued.

The recently released Script Browser for Windows PowerShell ISE, now lets you search for over 9000 script samples which are available in the TechNet Script Center – and all this from within the scripting environment itself.

For those you may not know, the Microsoft TechNet Script Center helps system administrators, scripters and enthusiasts learn how to use Windows PowerShell and reduce time spent performing mundane, repetitive tasks using scripts.

We have already see how we can use readymade scripts from Microsoft Script Center to fix Windows Store apps crashing issues,  Remove multiple Windows Store apps using Powershell, etc., earlier. The Script Browser, apart from helping you search for script samples, also lets you bookmark script samples as favorites, so that you may download them for later use. It also includes a new pilot function called the Script Analyzer.

Script Browsers download

If you are a Scripting guy, you definitely want to download this Script Browsers from Codeplex:

You might want to check out the following links too:

  1. Windows PowerShell Scripting Guide
  2. Windows PowerShell 4.0 Guides.
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