David Aiken

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

April, 2007

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    Scripting XML Configuration Files

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    Those .NET XML Configuration files, you know the ones - web.config - app.config - thingy.exe.config - well i've never been happy with them. First, XML is not very forgiving, miss a bracket or slash and your application does terrible things. Second...
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    Windows PowerShell and MMC Quick Start Labs Pt2

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    Here is the 2nd part of the PPTs THIS POSTING IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITH NO WARRANTIES, AND CONFERS NO RIGHTS
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    Windows PowerShell and MMC Quick Start Labs

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    I've just completed presenting a 2 day workshop on building the next generation GUI and command line interface using Windows PowerShell and Microsoft Management Console 3.0. Thanks to everyone who made it along, i hope you enjoyed it as much as i did...
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    Finding airports with PowerShell and Local.Live

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    So a few weeks back i came across this puzzle in an internal discussion list. There is a comma separated text file at AirportsGDM.txt containing all the airports and the codes, along with the Lang and Long Co-ordinates. The puzzle was to see how few lines...
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    Turning your Death Model into a Health Model

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    Thanks to Charles, we just posted to Channel 9 an interview we did a few weeks back with Keith Pleas, Fernando Simonazzi and myself. THIS POSTING IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITH NO WARRANTIES, AND CONFERS NO RIGHTS
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    Visual Studio Management Model Designer on Channel 9

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    Today I posted the 2nd of 2 short screencasts on using the Visual Studio Management Model Designer (VSMMD). The first screencast shows how you can use the tool to design a management model . The second screencast shows how you can use the model to generate...
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