David Aiken

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

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    Secret Powershell Training Video found

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    What can I say. our secret method of getting customers to adopt Powershell is out... Thanks to the folks on the last training course for agreeing to this madness! THIS POSTING IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITH NO WARRANTIES, AND CONFERS NO RIGHTS
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    Hanselman, Snover, Corillian, PowerShell, Channel 9

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    Jeffrey and Scott talk again about how Corillian has been infested by PowerShell, and how they use it to do some pretty amazing stuff, including a remote runspace! I love the way they can put together a fully working system from a base machine with OS...
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    Getting lost on the way to TechEd

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    So I was on my way to the convention center today, and turned off at the wrong exit. Not having any Sat Nav in the car, I continued until I could find a good place to turn around. Can you imagine my surprise to find myself at Cocoa beach, just in time...
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    Top 5 PowerShell Questions at TechEd

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    Ben Pearce, the guy on the PowerShell booth at TechEd this week, has blogged the answers to the top 5 questions on his blog . Also check out the screencasts and interviews on channel 9 . THIS POSTING IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITH NO WARRANTIES, AND CONFERS...
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    Love for the VSMMD @ TechEd

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    For me, TechEd 07 is almost over - I've finished my speaking duties, now its just networking, hanging out at the TLC and attending some sessions. (and catching up with emails). Some good news appeared in my mailbox this morning, after our session DEV...
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    /n software. Netcmdlets and a PowerShell Sticker

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    Thanks to our friends at N Software - I now have a nice shiney PowerShell sticker on my laptop. N Software have a cool product for Powershell called NetCmdlets - which gives you cool cmdlets such as get-rss, get-http, read-zip. There is a free trial and...
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    Dinnernow Video on Channel 9

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    Hot off the tracks of our DinnerNow 1.3 release to codeplex and out Orcas release. Comes a Channel 9 video with the team that made DinnerNow. So now you can watch the video, download the code AND the 8 hands on labs. BTW, you don't need DinnerNow installed...
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    Cooking at TechEd Orlando

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    It's great fun being an evangelist. 3 years ago I would have attended a TechEd talk about ".net end to end" and thought, I could do that - now I am! Along with my co-chef Matt , we are presenting " .NET Framework 3.0 End-to-End: Putting the Pieces Together...
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    Windows Server "Longhorn" Beta 3 - Playing with ServerManagerCmd.exe

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    So I've installed beta 3 of Windows Server "Longhorn" from DVD. It seemed to go pretty quickly, in fact I popped to the canteen for a spot of lunch and when I came back it was ready to go. So much for seeing the install experience for myself. Anyway...
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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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    Announcing the Visual Studio Management Model Designer VSMMD

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    Today we got one step closer to building manageable applications. On codeplex, right now, is the bright shiney new Visual Studio Management Model Designer. The designer, available on Codeplex at http://www.codeplex.com/dfo , is built upon the Visual...
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    Windows PowerShell in the Longhorn Server box

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    I know, i know. It was announced 2 days ago at MMS Windows PowerShell will be in the box on Longhorn Server . (I sometimes do things that have nothing to do with Powershell). Rejoice and be merry. THIS POSTING IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITH NO WARRANTIES...
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    Windows Workflow met Windows PowerShell on the DFO Show

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    I've just posted a few minutes back a new DFO Show episode that we put together with Full Armor 's Danny Kim. In the show Danny shows how they have combined Windows Workflow Foundation with Windows PowerShell to create an amazing product. In the demo...
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    Technology Leaders Submit Modeling Specification to the World Wide Web Consortium

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    So SML has now been submitted to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). SML, or Service Modeling Langauge, defines a consistent way to communicate how networks, applications servers and other IT resources are described, or modeled, in XML. SML is a fundamental...
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    DSI at MMS

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    It's Microsoft's Management Summit this week in San Diego, CA. A big theme of the week is Microsoft's Dynamic Systems Initiative (DSI). DSI is a 10 year vision to enable systems to be self deploying, self adapting, self monitoring and generally look after...
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    Design for Operations Workshop

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    Dear Valued Microsoft Customer, You are invited to attend the Design For Operations for ISVs/Developers Workshop (Building Manageable Applications on Windows) on April 16 th & 17th, 2007. This is a free two-day event, located on the Microsoft Campus...
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    Compress Files with Windows PowerShell then package a Windows Vista Sidebar Gadget

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    Somedays I feel like the Windows PowerShell Evangelist. Anyway, Johnny Halife and I were working on a script that would package up the files for a windows sidebar gadget as a post build event. Turns out you can do this with Windows PowerShell (surprise...
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    Enable/Disable Network Connection

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    Whilst waiting for lunch, i stumbled across this post on Channel9, http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=158556 . It is c# code for enabling and disabling network adapters. I thought you must be able to do this with PowerShell easier. In Vista...
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    Creating a Windows PowerShell CmdLet using the Visual Studio Windows PowerShell Templates

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    1st grab the Visual Studio Templates from http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=256835 . There are VB.NET and C# ones. (yes i did say VB.NET) Now thats downloading i'm going to walk through building, installing and running a Windows PowerShell...
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    Just Realized

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    I just realised i wrote a whole post and didn't mention Windows PowerShell - the pills must be working.
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