PowerShell cmdlets all work in a similar fashion. This simplifies their use. All Windows PowerShell cmdlets have a two-part name. The first part is a verb (not always strictly a grammatical verb however). The verb indicates the action for the command to take. Examples of verbs include Get, Set, Add, Remove, or Format. The noun is the thing to which the action will apply. Examples of nouns include Process, Service, Disk, or NetAdapter. A dash combines the verb with the noun to complete the Windows PowerShell command. Windows PowerShell commands, named cmdlets (pronounced command let), because they behave like small commands or programs are used standalone, or pieced together via a mechanism called the pipeline (refer to chapter two for the use of the pipeline ).