If you’re reading this blog then the point is probably moot, but I’ll put it out there anyway. One strong recommendation I was giving to IT admins who came to see me on the tour I was on for the past three weeks was this: if you need to go into cmd.exe to run some command, do it in PowerShell instead. This is really, really important. Jeffrey Snover talks about it here. Even if you don’t have time to dive in and start learning a lot about it today, just using PowerShell instead of cmd.exe is a step in the right direction. It will start exposing you to how things work slightly differently in PowerShell and allow you to start scratching the surface so that learning more is just that much easier when you do have the time to do so. The next time you find yourself in cmd.exe, flip over to PowerShell and run your commands there instead! You’ll be doing yourself a big favour!