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March, 2008

  • Windows PowerShell Blog

    Select-String and Grep

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    Dustin Marx has a blog entry where he compares Unix/Linux, PowerShell and DOS commands .  In it he says, " If there is one Unix command I would love to have in PowerShell, it is the grep command with its regular expression support. " ...
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    PowerShell Remoting using SSH!

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    Can't wait for us to ship PowerShell Remoting? Want remoting to use SSH? Why wait for us?  /N software has just announced a beta of their NetCmdlets V2.0 which provides PowerShell remoting over SSH today!  They've had this for  a while...
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    -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue => -EA 0

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    In PowerShell, we draw the distinction between terminating and non-terminating errors.  The way to think about the distinction is a what should happen if I pipeline a set of objects to an operation.  There are certain errors which mean that...
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    Mascot Naming Contest

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    Have you see the totally cool new ads for Windows server 2008 at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/serverunleashed/default.html ? This is one of the best things I think I've ever seen our Marketing dept ever developed and they feature...
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    Do you want a PowerShell based build environment?

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    If so SPEAK UP NOW .  The Windows SDK team is looking for feedback on whether this would be useful.  Check out their request for feedback at:  Influence the future of Windows sdk - Powershell based build environment Jeffrey Snover [MSFT...
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    PowerShell Plus is now official!

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    PowerShell Plus has now officially released V1.0.  Actually I'm late in my congratulations, they actually released it on March 6th.  If you haven't checked out PowerShell Plus, you definitely should take advantage of their free 30 day trial...
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    New PowerShell Training Options

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      The creative guys at Sapien are thinking outside the box again.  They are offing a new hybrid approach to online training for PowerShell.  You sign up for a class and get some self-study materials but you also have an online class that...
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    How Microsoft Works

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    People often look at Microsoft and scratch their heads.  One of the things I want do with this blog is to give people a peek behind the curtains so you understand how things really work.  My hope is that once you understand some of this, our...
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    Tower of Power - Part 2

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    I was thrilled to get a copy of Arnaud Petitjean's new Powershell book (in French) and add it to my Tower of Power (below). I've got to tell you, if I'm ever having a bad day - I just look at the Tower of Power and things get better!  Jeffrey Snover...
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    Never Modify PowerShell's XML Files

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    Today we had a meeting about the installation of the next version of PowerShell on machines that had PowerShell V1.0 installed on them.  For reasons too painful and ugly to discuss, we are just going to replace any of the XML files (type extension...
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    VMware PowerShell-Based Toolkit now in Beta

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    Wow - it's great to see VMware going to town with PowerShell.  They have now released a beta of their VMware Infrastrucure (VI) toolkit which contains 102 PowerShell Cmdlets.  They have also set up a community Website.   In searching...
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    Highway to PowerShell V2 - WOW

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    Ragnar Harper is a senior consultant and Advisor at Crayon AS in Norway.  Ragnar is also a big fan of PowerShell.  Recently he won a demo contest putting PowerShell through its paces.  At one point he did an import-csv of a large file and...
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    PowerGUI: "Dude, this is fricking AWESOME..."

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    Andy Schneider has a great blog entry called: Confessions of a PowerShell Evangelist where he talks about not thinking much about PowerGui.  Then it RTMed and he told some people about it and one of his operations people emailed him an awesome response...
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    Confessions

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    Andy's confessional BLOG POST has inspired me -  I've got my own confession to make:  I fricking LOVE PowerShell.   I admit it.  It started years ago when the pieces of PowerShell started coming together.  Someone would write...
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    "Powershell came out of nowhere and surpassed all the other groupings..."

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    Bruce Payette shared this with the team: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- O’Reilly does a periodic “state of programming language popularity” based on book...
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    Apologies to Lee Holmes

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    10,000 apologies to Lee Holmes for not including his book in the Tower of Power pic (it was next to my keyboard - note all the bookmarks). Jeffrey Snover [MSFT] Windows Management Partner Architect Visit the Windows PowerShell Team blog at: http...
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    Sad Day: Finding Users With No Managers

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    Thomas WimPrine has a blog entry HERE where he uses PowerShell and Quest Software's free AD Cmdlets to find users with no managers.  I'd like to personally apologize to all those happy people whose lives will be disrupted when they are found out...
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    PowerScripting Podcast - 3/19/08

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    I recently had a blast doing a interview for the PowerScripting Podcast with Hal Rottenberg and Jonathan Walz. I've done lots of interviews in my life and a large majority of them tend to be very dry, serious and pithy. If the person you are talking to...
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