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July, 2008

  • Windows PowerShell Blog

    Bash vs PowerShell

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    Marcus Nasarek did a nice comparison of Bash vs PowerShell in Linux magazine HERE . It is only 2 pages but he covers the key elements and has been very fair to it. I appreciate the fact that he took the time to clearly understand PowerShell. In the past...
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    Speeding Up PowerShell Startup

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    I talked about this before but a number of people have missed it so here it is under a better title. In V1, we had a problem which caused our assemblies to not get ngen'ed during installation. If you don't know what "ngen" is, don't worry - you don...
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    Dude, Where's My Manual?

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    Windows PowerShell comes with a lot of help files and documents, but, somehow, my favorite and most-frequently-used help is the help that I get by typing "Get-Help" in the console. And I have always wondered why this help is not readily available...
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    PowerShell ASP - Too cool!

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    For the longest time, people have been asking me when they'll be able to use PowerShell in ASP. It makes perfect sense - PowerShell is a great language that let's you do amazing things quickly. Sadly, my answer has always been: At Microsoft, to...
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    Atlanta Talk

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    I has a blast talking to a group of customers in Atlanta today about where PowerShell is and where it is going. Attached is the deck I presented. Jeffrey Snover [MSFT] Windows Management Partner Architect Visit the Windows PowerShell Team blog at:...
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    PowerShell Laptop Stickers

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    I think I've blogged about this in the past but I keep getting asked about the cool PowerShell sticker I have on my laptop so I'll mention it again. The superstars at Nsoftware are giving away free PowerShell stickers HERE . No laptop is complete without...
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    IIS7 PowerShell Provider Tech Preview 2

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    IIS team is happy to announce release of IIS7 PowerShell Provider Tech Preview 2 Here is a quick overview: What’s new with TP2? · IIS7 Powershell provider now supports SSL (installing and acquiring a certificate, creating an ssl site...
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    Invoking PowerShell from VBScript (COM)

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    There are a number of scenarios where you might want to call PowerShell from VBScript. You might already have an VBScript that does some function and you want to update it to include some PowerShell operation but don't want to convert the entire...
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    VMWare PowerShell Cmdlets Released (And Opportunity to Win $$$$)

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    On Monday VMWare offically released their PowerShell cmdlets in a ship vehicle called the VMWare Infrastructure (VI) Toolkit. What could be better than that? Yup - you guessed it - it's FREE!! Check out the details HERE . Download the free toolkit...
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    PowerShell Build Environment for Windows SDK

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    The Windows SDK team would like your feedback on what features you would like most in a future Windows SDK. One of your choices is a PowerShell Build Environment. If this is something that would be useful to you, go HERE and take the survey and let them...
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    Naming Shells and Consoles

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    Recently a product team asked me what entries they should put into their Program Groups folder. They need an entry to launch their admin GUI and to launch PowerShell with their snapin (they could do this by launching a Minishell which is a non-extensible...
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    Translating Literature Into PowerShell

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    James O'Neill got it into his head that he could translate literature into PowerShell. He has a hilarious one-line Waiting for Godot and a one screen MacBeth HERE . Dmitry Sotnikov picked up the challenge and has a Hamlet blog HERE . I like the...
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    Show-SnapinCmdlet

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    Shay Levy has a review of the latest/greatest IIS PowerShell provider CTP2 HERE . In that review, he shows how you can use Get-Command to show all the cmdlets in a snapin. That works great but produces a linear list of cmdlets. I think the following...
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    Congratulations to the PowerGUI Team

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    Kirk Munro blog entry HERE says that PowerGUI has just it the 100,000 download milestone. This comes on the heels of them winning the Breakthrough Product Award at TechEd. These guys are on a roll! Congratulations to the entire team! Jeffrey Snover...
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    Shift-FileIndex

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    Klaus Graefensteiner has a great blog entry HERE where he publishes a great function called Shift-FileIndex. He was scanning files which created names with indexes (e.g. Vacation_0021.jpg ). Being the real world - things went wrong and he had duplicated...
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