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May, 2007

  • Windows PowerShell Blog

    Cmdlet Help Editor tool

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    Intoducing the Cmdlet Help Editor V1.0 Cmdlet Help Editor enables you to create help topics for Windows PowerShell cmdlets in the XML format that Windows PowerShell reads. Help text created in Cmdlet Help Editor can be displayed immediately by a...
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    Proposed new standard verbs

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    Hi, The PowerShell team is planning on adding the following verbs to the standard PowerShell verbs' list. Please review and send us any feedback you might have: Invoke To introduce or put into operation (This verb has been...
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    Free PowerShell Book

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    Frank Koch has written a Windows PowerShell book and made it available for FREE download HERE . The subtitle is "An introduction to scripting technologies for people with no real background knowledge". Here is the table of contents: Contents O...
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    CMD.exe compatibility

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    A few weeks ago I was getting Mark Russinovich up and running on PowerShell. While he liked the power the new model afforded him, he was frustrated because a bunch of things that were simple in CMD.EXE where now either hard or not available. I forget...
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    Shell or Scripting Language – It’s Shimmer!

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    Michael has a blog entry HERE where he opines: Actually, you could also say, it is an introduction into Windows Powershell from Microsoft. When I skimmed over the document, I came once again to the conclusion that Powershell is not really a shell,...
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    Microsoft Command Line Standard

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    The Microsoft Command Line Standard is now published HERE. I wrote the draft of this document (Dean Tsaltas did the editing) to define the operational standard for any command line tool independent of the technology that is implemented in. Clearly the...
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    RFC: Deprecating Parameters

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    Request For Comment One of our partners asked what the guidance was for a product that releases a cmdlet and then decides that they need to deprecate one or more of the parameters in a future release. We don't currently have guidance on this topic so...
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    Running Scripts Downloaded from the Internet

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    Over on the Microsoft.Public.Windows.PowerShell newsgroup Stefan had a number of questions about the following scenario: I want to start ps1 scripts over UNC paths or mapped network shares. I tried to change the execution policy to unrestricted but...
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    MS PowerShell for Linux?

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    ENJOY! http://www.linuxtoday.com/news_story.php3?ltsn=2007-05-10-019-35-OS-SW-DV "Those that don't understand Windows are doomed to recreate it?" :-) Jeffrey Snover [MSFT] Windows Management Partner Architect Visit the Windows PowerShell Team...
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    Ctrl-End it All

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    Here's a great hint from one of our Windows PowerShell PMs. We all know that you can interrupt a command by typing Ctrl+C, but did you know that you can erase the end of a typed command line by pressing Ctrl+End, just like in Cmd.exe? The Ctrl+End...
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    The Virtuous Cycle: .NET Developers using PowerShell

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    I recently did an interview with Thomas Caywood of Redmond Developer Magazine about how .NET developers where finding PowerShell to be a useful tool for their development environments. I was pleased to see that he contacted a number of developers to get...
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    Using PowerShell to Generate XML Documents

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    <Note - the scripts and datafiles used in this blog entry are attached as a zip file> A number of scenarios require the creation of XML documents. This blog shows you how you can use PowerShell scripts to easily create XML Documents. Here...
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    Replacing cmd.exe

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    Scott Fulton has an interesting PowerShell article over at Betanews: Why Can't PowerShell Be the Windows Command Prompt? He has a number of great quotes from Ian McDonald. Here are a couple of my favorites: In five years' time, McDonald believes...
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    Getting ALL Your Parameters

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    When you write a function, you can name a set of parameters and PowerShell will bind command line arguments to them. Any command line argument that is NOT bound do a parameter is available as $args. Let me illustrate: PS>function test ($a) {"Remaing...
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    Object Serialization Directives

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    When PowerShell serializes an object (e.g. when using Export-CLIXML) , we first look for serialization directives in the extended type system and then fall back to some default heuristics. We have not documented those serialization directives yet but...
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    Microsoft Compute Cluster now has a PowerShell Provider and Cmdlets

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    Today the Compute Cluster group announced the release of their Tool Pack HERE . This includes a monitoring tool, a ping/pong diagnostic tool and (drum roll please……) a PowerShell Snap-in which provides a provider and a set of commands. I really like what...
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    Start-Demo Script

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    During my webcast on 5/3/2007 I used jeffrey's start-demo script to run my powershell demos. Lot of folks asked if we could share it. Jeffrey has already shared out the script in the following blogs. See the links below if you missed it earlier. http...
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    Windows PowerShell: The Definitive Guide

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    Lee Holmes' book is now complete and a "rough cut" is available HERE from O'Reilly. This is an early access program where you get access to the book in electronic format before it is completed all the editing passes. The nice thing about this book...
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    Group Policy Administration

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    This month's TechNet Magazine has an article: Simplify Group Policy Administration with Windows PowerShell . They are good enough to include all the code as a download. Jeffrey Snover [MSFT] Windows Management Partner Architect Visit the Windows PowerShell...
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    TUI - The Ultimate User Interface

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    Check out Tom Yager's article on TUI (Text User Interface) HERE . People from every corner of the industry are beginning to figure it out. TEXT (CLI [Command Line Interface]) is your friend. I'm strongly believe that this is a GUI AND CLI issue...
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    Filing Bugs: The PowerShell Connect Program is back in business

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    Filing Bugs We need your help to make sure PowerShell isn't just a great product, but a very high-quality product! If you run into any bug or usability issue, please file a bug, even if you see a typo in the documentation. We've set up a bug...
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    Windows Server Manager and Windows PowerShell Overview Technet Webcast on 5/3/2007

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    As part of Longhorn Server Beta3 release, we are doing a series of webcasts discussing new features in Longhorn Server. This Thursday we will be giving a combined talk that gives an Overview of Server Manager and Windows PowerShell. Hope you all can join...
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    Slashdot review of PowerShell in Action

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    Slashdot has a review of Bruce's book at: http://books.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/05/02/1345254 Jeffrey Snover [MSFT] Windows Management Partner Architect Visit the Windows PowerShell Team blog at: http://blogs.msdn.com/PowerShell Visit the Windows...
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    PowerShell Description

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    Following Slashdot's review of Bruce's book ( PowerShell in Action ), a ton of people chimed in with comments. One of the most interesting as this one from nacturation: Imagine someone gave you some library code, but to use the code you couldn't pass...
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    Opsware Announces PowerShell Support

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    Opsware's Server Automation System 6.5 now supports PowerShell. Here is what they say: Microsoft Windows PowerShell integration. Server Automation System 6.5's powerful data model is now extended to integrate Microsoft Windows PowerShell, a command...
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