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    PowerShell Security

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    Derek Melber has a very good analysis/summary of the PowerShell security over at WindowsSecurity.Com. If you run across someone concerned about the security aspects of PowerShell, this would be a good article to point them to. The article is HERE . ...
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    PowerShell Interview

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    I recently did a pretty wide ranging interview for TechNet with Osama Sajid.  They broke it up into 3 sections.  You can find the first section (along with pointers to the others) HERE .  In part 3 I talk about the idea of Integrated Lifetime...
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    2 + 2 equals "Monday Evening"

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    I wanted to follow up on Jeffrey's post and one of the comments. It has to do with this example: PS> [int]1/2 0.5 The reason that we get a double rather than an int is because of precedence. The conversion has a higher precedence than the division...
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    Congratulations to Quest Software

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    We just held a partner Conference in Denver. We give awards to recognize those partners that really "get it" and are able to take our technologies and use them to develop great customer solutions. Quest Software was awarded Global ISV Partner of the Year...
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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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    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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    VI PowerScripter From icomasoft

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    icomasoft has just released VI PowerScripter . PowerScripter is a PowerShell based extension module to VMWare's VI Client. I have not seen it but looking at the online manual has got to make any admin start drooling. The thing I like about this so much...
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    Best of Tech.Ed 2006 (BOSTON)

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    TechNet has made the provided videos of the top rated sessions of the TechEd 2006 Boston conference available at: http://www.microsoft.com/emea/itshowtime/ My talk: Windows PowerShell: Next Generation Command Line Scripting is available at: http...
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    PowerPack Challenge

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    Quest Software’s PowerPack Challenge’09 is on... calling all script warriors to show their skills. See the details here - http://powergui.org/powerpackchallenge.jspa Happy Scritping Osama Sajid, Program Manager
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    What’s for DinnerNow? Alphabet Soup.

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    DinnerNow is a .NET demo application that uses the latest and greatest .NET technologies. The nice thing about it is that it shows you how to use these technologies working together in the context of a real-world application. The individual teams typically...
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    New (French) PowerShell Book Available

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    This is the first PowerShell book to be available in French.  Details available HERE. Jeffrey Snover [MSFT] Windows Management Partner Architect Visit the Windows PowerShell Team blog at:    http://blogs.msdn.com/PowerShell Visit the...
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    Get-Everyone

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    Jeffery Snover just posted a Get-Me script . The Get-Me script finds out the principal of the user running PowerShell. In case you ever wanted to know how to get all of the users on a machine (or from a domain), here's a quick function that queries WMI...
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    Debugging Monad Scripts, Part 2: $error

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    Did your command or script fail and/or report an error? We hope to have a proper script debugger in a future version, but until then, MSH has some handy features to help you figure out what went wrong. In this series of blog entries, I will present some...
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    "PowerShell ... is there anything it CAN'T do?"

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    This weekend my wife was searching for some stuff and came across the following photo on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/windbag/167080724/ Apparently someone had taken a photo of the one of the slides during my TechEd talk. I just loved the...
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    PowerScripting Podcast

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    Jonathon has a PowerShell podcast over at http://powerscripting.wordpress.com/ . It is definitely worth checking out. He has got a ton of great information there. I'm very impressed. Each podcast is composed of a set of segments: News, Resources, Tips...
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    Check Spelling Script

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    After reading Marcel's introductory piece on ScriptBlock, I decided to rewrite an old script of mine that checks the spelling of all text files in a directory. Here is what I came out with. #region Parse a line to a list of words $StringFind = ...
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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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    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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    Minding Path Inputs in a Cmdlet

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    When I was a Monad neophyte, I was asked to write a Cmdlet taking a file path as a parameter. A big mistake I made was not keeping in mind that in Monad the FileSystem provider was just one of the many providers. (This makes Monad different from many...
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    Understanding the Feedback Process

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    During the development of any product, the vision for the upcoming release is driven by the desire to help as many customers in the most effective way possible. One of the interesting aspects of a release is balancing the effort you spend on different...
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    Note on Performance

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    Vinicius Canto posted a comment regarding the performance of the QL function that I posted in my Year of the Pig Revisited – the magic of QL blog post. He found that this function was 16x slower than creating an array using the form: @("Pig", "Rat", ...
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    PowerPack Challenge '08

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    Quest is holding a PowerGUI scripting contest starting tomorrow July 1. If you are not familar with PowerGUI, it is a PowerShell scripting and execution GUI. If you aren't already a PowerGUI user, here is a great opportunity to kick the tires. If you...
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    Hosting Windows PowerShell Part 2 of 3

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    David Aiken is at it again. In his latest segment of the DFO show – Hosting Windows PowerShell Part 2 , he converts the code he produced in Part 1 to use strong types by casting the PSObject.BaseObject. From there, he add the ability to select one the...
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    Upcoming PowerShell Webcast

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    TechNet Webcast: Windows PowerShell in Windows Server 2008 (Level 200) Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - 1:00 PM Pacific Time To register, please visit:  http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032342044&EventCategory=4&culture...
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    2009 Summer Scripting Games

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    Scripting Games start on June 15th and the excitement is building up. Details about the events in the game are emerging. Beginner and Advanced 100 meter Dash Beginner and Advanced Long jump Scripts can be submitted/viewed at http://scriptinggames...
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