In PowerShell v.1, Get-Eventlog would retrieve standard event log entries from event logs like "System" or "Application," but there was no way to retrieve the many special windows event logs. Inv.2, Get-WinEvent comes to the rescue.
The next line will get you all the event logs this new cmdlet can read out for you:
If you want to find special logs, use keywords. The next line will get you all PowerShell-related Windows event logs:
To actually read event log entries from one or more event logs, simply remove the -listLog parameter: