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    Apologizes for delays in approving comments

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    We had a bad windstorm here and most people have been without power since Thursday night. Microsoft was closed on Friday and power got restored sometime during the weekend. Jeffrey Snover [MSFT] Windows PowerShell/Aspen Architect Visit the Windows...
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    ConfirmPreference

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    With Windows PowerShell you can specify -CONFIRM on commands that have a side-effect on the system and it will ask you whether to perfmon the action or not. e.g. PS> Stop-Process 7004 -Confirm Confirm Are you sure you want to perform this action...
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    KB: 1024 vs 1000

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    I love the fact that we designed PowerShell for Admins and IT Pros and love to demonstrate what that means. Often I'll demo PowerShell and show how you can use "KB", "MB", and "GB" as I did in my previous blog entry : PS> 1kb 1024 PS> 1mb 1048576...
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    File Aging Script

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    Jeffery Hicks as a very nice File Aging script. The thing that Iike about it is that it provides a very good illustration of how to use a number of PowerShell features including: Working with Files Working with Dates Control structures: if...
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    [SWITCH]

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    Here is a pointer to a good demonstration of PowerShell's [SWITCH] datatype: http://msgoodies.blogspot.com/2006/12/negating-powershell-switch-parameters.html Jeffrey Snover [MSFT] Windows PowerShell/MMC Architect Visit the Windows PowerShell Team...
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    $OutputEncoding to the rescue

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    You might have noticed that “findstr” does not work properly with non-English text in PowerShell. For example: Let’s create a text file with some Chinese characters in it. PS C:\> ${c:\test.txt}=" 中文 " Try to use findstr to find one of...
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    Windows PowerShell SDK

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    Windows PowerShell Software Development Kit (SDK) is now available as part of Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows Vista. Microsoft Windows SDK can be downloaded from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=C2B1E300-F358-4523-B479-F53D234CDCCF&displaylang...
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    Get-Weather

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    Jeffery Hicks has a very cool blog entry where he defines a Get-Weather script which downloads the weather from yahoo.com, casts the results to XML and then reports the weather using the Speech object. It's totally cool. I'm going to show it off today...
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    Resolve-Error

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    Recently I posted the following to the Microsoft.Public.Windows.PowerShell newsgroup (which you should participate in if you are not yet) Below is a function that I encourage you to add to your Profile files and then use when reporting an error...
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    PowerShell and IIS7 Revisited

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    A while ago I posted an entry about PowerShell and IIS7 which then directed you to a video of the demo I did with Bill Staples the PUM of IIS. BTW - PUM stands for Product Unit Manager aka "BigWig", aka "Grand Pooba". A PUM has like the CEO of a...
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    Start-ScreenSaver

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    Boy do I love the community aspect of PowerShell. The great thing about it is that you get the leverage really smart people from across the world. I never spent any time thinking about screen savers and it turns out that you can just execute them like...
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    Get-PSUGUK - UK Users Group

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    Get-PSUGUK is the name of the PowerShell UserGroup being formed in the UK. They are having their first meeting on January 24th 2007 at Global Knowledge's office in Workingham starting at 18:00. PowerGadgets is providing the beer and pizza. The draft agenda...
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    PowerShell Scripting Contest - 2 weeks left

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    You still have an opportunity to step into the winners circle by submitting your PowerShell Scripts to our Scripting contest. Your entry has to submitted by Dec 15, 2006 to be eligible to win. We all techies so let's do the math - We are giving...
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    More Commercial PowerShell Training Available (this time in Germany)

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    Hot on the heels of the last announcement, AddOn is providing a PowerShell Training class in Germany AD435 -- Systemadministration mit Microsoft PowerShell Enjoy Jeffrey Snover [MSFT] Windows PowerShell/MMC Architect Visit the Windows PowerShell...
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    TechNet Webcast: An Overview of Windows PowerShell (Level 200)

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    Don Jones is going to give a TechNet Webcast about PowerShell. Don is a very good speaker and has great ways of explaining things so it should be well worth your time. BTW, Don is the author of the upcoming book Windows PowerShell: TFM (as in the TFM...
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    PowerShell Documentation Pack

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    What to learn about Windows PowerShell without installing it? Download our Windows PowerShell 1.0 Documentation Pack Overview The documents included are: The "Getting Started Guide", a 32-page introduction to using the shell and the Powerscript...
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    Commercial PowerShell Training available

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    DesktopEngineer.com is offering a 3-day PowerShell training course. Check out the details at: http://desktopengineer.com/ps310 Jeffrey Snover [MSFT] Windows PowerShell/MMC Architect Visit the Windows PowerShell Team blog at: http://blogs.msdn.com...
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    What's up with PSBASE, PSEXTENDED, PSADAPTED, and PSOBJECT?

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    "Brandon Shell" asked: > I have seen adding psbase to alot of things "fixes" problems... What is this > psbase (thingy) and why do I have to use it? > There are lots of different object & data technologies in the world, each with their own...
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    Let's do a deep drill into Select-String

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    In my blog post Processing .EML files using Select-String and SetCreationTIme ( ) ( http://blogs.msdn.com/powershell/archive/2006/11/23/processing-eml-files-with-select-string-and-setcreationtime.aspx ), I showed you could do some incredibly powerful...
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    Processing .EML files with Select-String and SetCreationTime()

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    In our newsgroup Microsoft.Public.Windows.PowerShell, Steve Foster asked whether PowerShell could help him with a bunch of emails in .EML format. Here was his query: Got a bunch of emails (.EML) that have been copied around various places with the...
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    Protecting Against Malicious Code Injection

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    If you are writing scripts that accept input from users - you need to be aware of the potential dangers of Malicious Code-Injection. Below is a good good article on this topic: http://www.site-reference.com/articles/Website-Development/Malicious-Code...
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    Sapien's Great PowerShell Blog

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    Don Jones and Jeffery Hicks are doing a great series of PowerShell blog entries at: http://sapien.eponym.com/blog Check them out. Jeffrey Snover [MSFT] Windows PowerShell/MMC Architect Visit the Windows PowerShell Team blog at: http://blogs.msdn...
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    Podcast with Bruce Payette

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    Rodney Buike recently interviewed Bruce Payette (our Language Dev Lead) at: http://blogs.technet.com/canitpro/archive/2006/11/20/podcast-powershell-with-bruce-payette.aspx Bruce and Jim Turher did a super job designing the language (they exceeded...
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    UK PowerShell Users group being formed

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    Richard Siddaway and Thomas Lee are trying to get a PowerShell Users Group started in the UK. If you are interested, let them know at: http://tfl09.blogspot.com/2006/11/uk-powershell-user-group-anyone.html Jeffrey Snover [MSFT] Windows PowerShell...
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    Transcript of Solving Management Problems with Windows PowerShell

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    Along with Jeffrey, I presented Solving Management Problems with Windows PowerShell session at TechEd Barcelona. Many people asked for the script examples I used during the presentation. Attached zip file contains transcript as well as input files used...
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