Friday Puzzle Solution: What does Return keyword return?

On Friday, February 3, we posted a Friday Puzzle that shows a PowerShell function and a PowerShell class method that contain the same command sequence, including a statement with the Return keyword.

The puzzle asks: What does the function return? What does the class method return? And, of course, we want to understand why.

To solve this puzzle, I posted a video: What does the PowerShell Return keyword return? It’s a video explainer that examines the effect of using Return in a function and in classes, and it dives deep into the rules for using Return in a class method.

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June Blender is a technology evangelist at SAPIEN Technologies, Inc. and a Microsoft Cloud & Datacenter MVP. You can reach her at or follow her on Twitter at @juneb_get_help.