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March, 2009

  • Windows PowerShell Blog

    Reserving keywords

    • 35 Comments
    A couple months ago we asked our MVPs how they felt about reserving keywords in V2. We received some excellent but mixed feedback, so we’d like to open the discussion up a bit wider. There are keywords we hope to use in a future version of PowerShell...
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    Local Boy Makes Good

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    Check it out:  http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/exec/de/snover/default.mspx One of the biggest Snoopy Dance moments of my life!   BTW - this is really a reflection of how important Microsoft views PowerShell. I'd love to say more but I've...
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    Out-GridView Revisited

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    It has been more than one year since we updated Out-GridView feature with you. In case you are not familiar with Out-GridView yet, it is a unique PowerShell cmdlet that users can pipe command output to a separate window, and it enables users organize...
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    How to Create an Object in PowerShell

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    Today someone in Xbox Live Operations (the folks that keep xBox Live alive and well) pinged me with a simple question about PowerShell with a complicated answer: “How do I create a class in PowerShell?” There’s two scenarios I find where...
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    dir –a:d

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    In cmd, listing files based on attributes was simple: only directories dir /a:d only files (no directories) dir /a:-d only hidden files dir /a:h In PowerShell, it’s not so easy: only directories dir ...
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    Free PowerShell EBook

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    PowerShell MVP and prodigious PowerShell blogger Keith Hill has converted his very popular Effective PowerShell blog series into a FREE Ebook.  You can download it HERE . Here is a taste of you'll you'll get: Table of Contents Introduction ........
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    2009 MVP Summit

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    The MVP summit started yesterday and we meet with our MVPs today.  This is one of my favorite events of the year.  MVPs are people in the community that are very active (and helpful [yes - they look at both :-)] ) in a particular technology...
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    Where Did That Come From?

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    Have you ever found yourself asking the question, "where did THAT come from?"? In PowerShell we try to give you mechanisms you can use to answer questions like that.    We spend extra resources (memory, cpu cycles, etc) to do...
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    Tied Variables in PowerShell

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    With Add-Type and $executioncontext you can add special varibles that have tied values. I made $random, and $now add-type @" using System; using System.Management.Automation; public class RandomVariable : PSVariable { Random r; public RandomVariable...
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    Image Manipulation in PowerShell

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    The other week, I showed a Get-ProgID function that I used to help someone at Microsoft Research find a good object to talk to images. A few comments jumped to one of the possible solutions, which is to use the .NET Drawing assembly (which I have to load...
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    Get-ProgID

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    The other day, a friend over in Microsoft Research wanted to figure out how to get out the width and height of an image in PowerShell.  There are many ways that you can approach this particular problem.  I knew three right off of the top of...
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    Get closure with GetNewClosure

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    Have you ever created scriptblocks on the fly, say in a foreach loop, and they totally mess up because they all have the same value? This is something sort of advanced, and typically used when you’re proxying an object. The most basic example would...
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    Active Directory Administrative Center for Windows Server 2008 R2 implemented using ADPowershell!

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    Windows Server 2008 R2 doesn’t just add ADPowershell – it also adds Active Directory Administrative Center (or ADAC), a new GUI tool for AD administrators. Read about it on TechNet . What’s more, while you can’t tell just from looking at it, ADAC is implemented...
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    Active Directory Powershell Blog

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    AD team has started a new blog for their PowerShell Cmdlets.. In their own words "We are here to answer any questions about AD Powershell, share some tips and tricks, discuss the history behind certain decisions and features and hear your feedback on...
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    PowerShell Folksonomy - Are You In?

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    A while ago I did some experimentation with a PowerShell folksonomy . The idea was to tag internet content (blogs, comments, newsgroup replies, etc) with unique tags that search engines would pick up and make it easier to find exactly the information...
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