Automating the world one-liner at a time…
I was in a meeting yesterday talking about BITS and what an awesome service it was. I described what it did and how it allowed people to avoid a wide range of low-class, pain in the butt problems. The question then became, "why isn't everyone using it?" That's a darn good question. The answer is that we have not educated people about it. I aim to fix that. I wrote an earlier blog on BITS HERE.
Alex Ng has just written a nice blog about it HERE. Check it out, try it out, tell a friend (and consider the internet a friend).
Experiment! Enjoy! Engage!
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This is cool. I can't wait for v2 to ship.
In the meantime, if you want to levarge BITS with scripting using current scripting technology, you can try this:
Utility Spotlight: Scripting Trouble-Free Downloads with BITS
I've always wondered why Windows doesn't ship with a graphical BITS download manager AND a scriptable COM interface.
Do your new BITS cmdlets use a COM or .Net wrapper for BITS?