David Aiken

Management, Building Manageable Applications, Design for Operations, WMI, DSI, MMC, VSMMD and of course Windows Powershell

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    bye MSDN BLOG, Hello davidaiken.com

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    Only the blog has moved. I still work for Microsoft. See www.davidaiken.com for more.
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    Visual Studio Team System Management Model Designer Power Tool (TSMMD) Ships

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    Visual Studio Team System Management Model Designer Power Tool (TSMMD) v2.0 CTP is now live at http://www.codeplex.com/dfo . This project has two deliverables. First is the Visual Studio Team System Management Model Designer Power Tool (TSMMD)....
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    64bit DinnerNow, testing, Virtual Server and Hyper-V

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    A few people have asked questions about, or have had trouble installing the latest version of DinnerNow on 64bit Vista machines. I thought I'd take some time out to explain the 64bit story and how you can get things going. First, we don't support 64bit...
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    Happy Birthday DinnerNow

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    It's just over 1 year since we released the first version of DinnerNow to the Web, and I'm proud to announce today we have released DinnerNow version 2.5 - which targets the .net framework 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008. If you are not familiar with DinnerNow...
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    Keith Pleas shows Design for Operations

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    Not long after my appearance on .NET Rocks - my good friend Keith appears on show 100 of .Net Rocks TV - http://www.dnrtv.com/ - talking about and demonstrating the TSMMD. Check out the show and, yes go and watch the other 99 episodes too. THIS POSTING...
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    VSTSMMD requirements

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    Not long ago, I posted about the new version of the Management Model Designer . One thing I did not post was the requirements, and since I've been asked a few times now, I thought I best blog it. The designer will require VSTS2008 (yes that is Team System...
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    LINQ and WCF Syndication

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    I must admit, having survived the last 22 data access technologies, I'm really liking LINQ. The fact that I can use LINQ to query just about anything, against just about any data source is pretty cool. Lists and Arrays beware. Nested Correlated sub-queries...
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    How much do you love PowerShell?

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    Here is someone who possibly loves Windows PowerShell more than I do. Check out http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=MWWzrp3xkYY . THIS POSTING IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITH NO WARRANTIES, AND CONFERS NO RIGHTS SO THERE
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    Dinnernow at the LEAP Conference

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    Yesterday I presented twice a 3 hour session on DinnerNow.NET to Lead Enterprise Architects at the LEAP Conference . The session walked through our DinnerNow.Net demo (see www.dinnernow.net ) and talked some about the architecture, history and a whopping...
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    .NET ROCKS

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    It was my great pleasure to chat with Carl and Richard earlier this week on www.dotnetrocks.com . The show is entitled " David Aiken on Bridging the Gap between Dev and IT " and talks about working with IT Pros to build better managed applications...
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    New Year = Models, Code Discovery and Management Pack Generation

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    Some of you may have already seen the existing Management Model Designer from http://www.codeplex.com/dfo or seen the channel 9 screen casts The DFO Show - Designing a Health Model with the Visual Studio Management Model Designer or The DFO Show - Implementing...
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    New Channel 9 Tag: VS2008+Training+KIT

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    Now we are pushing out the videos from the Visual Studio training kit, we have created (thanks to Charles) a new tag, VS2008+Training+Kit. What it means is i can now just view everything on that tag at http://channel9.msdn.com/Showforum.aspx?forumid=38&tagid...
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    Cooking with powerShell

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    Oh My! I just received a copy of Lee Holmes Windows PowerShell Cookbook. The book is 429 pages of juicy mouth-watering recipes for anything from how to write loops, to accessing remote registry access. There are then 90 pages of reference including Regular...
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    VS2008 Virtual Lab available on MSDN

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    You can now take one of the Hands on Labs from the Visual Studio 2008 training kit on MSDN Virtual Labs. The lab is Building Web Applications with Visual Studio 2008 and you can access it via this link http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails...
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    Visual Studio 2008 training Kit now Available

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    Today we released the Visual Studio 2008 Training kit. You can download it right now from http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7602397 The Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 Training Kit includes presentations, hands-on labs, and demos. This content...
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    Windows Powershell and Windows Mobile SDK?

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    Had the pleasure of demonstrating the Windows Mobile part of DinnerNow to a Windows Mobile PM. During the demo, I loaded up Visual Studio 2008, and started the emulator ready for the mobile app. It turns out you don't need to launch VS to start the emulator...
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    SML & SML-IF working Drafts Published to W3C

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    The first public working draft of SML and SML-IF has been published today on the W3C site. SML: http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-sml-20070806/ SML-IF: http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-sml-if-20070806/ This is the first step towards getting the spec accepted as...
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    Test Drivin' and installin

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    I've been on vacation - which really means I haven't done any work for the last few weeks. Now I'm back and working on a super cool project, which I will share in a few weeks. The project involves writing some code which is not part of DinnerNow ! (Although...
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    Hosting Windows PowerShell Part 3 - The Revenge of the MMC

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    I've just posted the final screencast on hosting Windows PowerShell to Channel 9 . In the final part, I show how you can build an administration GUI using MMC, which calls into PowerShell Cmdlets. In the video, I show Get-Service and Stop-Service - but...
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    More Hosting PowerShell on Channel9

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    I've just posted the 2nd of 3 screeencasts to channel 9 on hosting Windows PowerShell . This time I show you how to get at the typed base objects returned from an invoke, then how to create a custom host to allow full GUI interaction. Reminder, you can...
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    Hosting Windows PowerShell Sample Code

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    Having posted the first of three screencasts to channel 9 on Hosting Windows PowerShell, I thought i would make the code available. (attached) Enjoy THIS POSTING IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITH NO WARRANTIES, AND CONFERS NO RIGHTS
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    Building Administration User Interfaces

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    Do you build GUI's for your application administrators? Do you provide a consistent familiar interface? Do you provide scripting capabilities? Sometimes I get mistaken for the Windows PowerShell evangelist. Whilst that is fun, its not my whole...
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    Microsoft Virtualization Job, Viridian Evangelist

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    Volker, who is part of our larger team, has a new role available for a Technical Evangelist for Virtualization. Remember, Virtualization is a key component of our Dynamic Systems/IT vision and with the new Longhorn/Windows 2008 peices, it gets even better...
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    Windows PowerShell and Microsoft Management Console 3.0 Quick Start Labs

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    I'm pleased to announce the Hands On Labs that were used in the Windows PowerShell and MMC Confernce in April are now available for download at http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/b/0/9b0238c3-f191-42ed-9cdb-9212995cbe72/PSMMCLabs.msi The labs...
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    No Traffic Cops Here?

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    Keith Pleas and I were discussing strategies for modeling SLA's in Management Models. Our goal was to enable monitoring of specific SLA's defined by the business. In our discussion, we wanted to know what the time between receiving an order from a customer...
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