David Aiken

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Configuring a Visual Studio 2005 Environment for Windows PowerShell

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    In an attempt to live inside the Windows Powershell shell as much as possible, i figured i would need a way to use powershell to do .NET Framework command line things such as "InstallUtil" and "MSBuild". After very little digging, it was clear i needed...
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    DinnerNow.NET - Ship Happens

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    Today, at 7pm, we made the final release version of DinnerNow.NET . Its been a long road from James Conard's early ideas to the finished package. What is DinnerNow.NET? DinnerNow is a fictious marketplace where customers can order food from local restaurants...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    .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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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