A PowerShell profile is a script that runs whenever you start a new PowerShell session. It allows you to configure your console environment. PowerShell supports various profiles, and their purpose can sometimes be confusing for the beginner. Along the way, you will learn to deal with different PowerShell hosts.
Microsoft’s new extension, Module Browser for PowerShell ISE, allows you to download PowerShell modules from the online repository PowerShell Gallery. In addition, you can manage your locally installed modules.
In my last post, I explained how you can install the PowerShell module PSReadLine. Today, I show you what cool features this PowerShell console extension has to offer.
The PowerShell console in Windows 8 lacks a host of features that UNIX and Linux admins have enjoyed for decades. Jason Shirk’s PowerShell console extension PSReadLine is a free PowerShell module that adds numerous useful editor functions to Microsoft’s outdated CLI. In this post, you will learn how to install the module on Windows 8.1 and you’ll see how things have been improved significantly in Windows 10. In a follow-up post, I will show what you can do with PSReadLine.
To install the VirtualBox Guest Additions on Windows 10 build 9926 (January build) and use their most important features (Shared Folders and Auto-resize Guest Display), you have to make some adjustments.