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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    PowerShell Podcast on Microsoft Watch

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    I had an interview with Joe Wilcox from Microsoft Watch. The podcast is available at: http://www.microsoft-watch.com/content/podcasts/microsofts_power_play.html Jeffrey Snover [MSFT] Windows Management Partner Architect Visit the Windows PowerShell...
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    Help Wanted: PowerShell Usability Studies in Redmond

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    IT administrators with PowerShell skills wanted for usability studies in the Redmond area Microsoft’s Usability group is recruiting IT administrators who have experience working with PowerShell for upcoming usability studies. This is a unique opportunity...
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    Monad cmdlet cleanup update

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    As Jeff re y mentioned in an earlier Blog “ Finding which parameters are used the most ” The Monad team is in the process of cleaning up our cmdlets to promote a more consistent user experience . The following two areas which we are focused on might have...
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    Script Club In Seattle: Tomorrow Night

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    If you’re a PowerShell fan, and in the Seattle area, then you should know that Andy Schneider (of Get-PowerShell.com ) will be hosting a Script Club event at the Avanade offices. Script Club is a great way to learn PowerShell.  Ideally, you bring...
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    Online Training Survey

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    Don Jones is running a survey regarding online training for PowerShell and Vbscript. Please help move the community forward by spending ~ 5 minutes to answer 10 questions at: http://blog.sapien.com/current/2007/5/9/online-training-what-do-you-think...
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    MMS: SW08 Revised Title/Abstract

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    Here is another change for those of you coming to MMS. Yesterday I reviewed the demo that we'll be showing at this session and was really excited by what I saw. We video taped it for Channel9 so if you miss the talk/demo, you'll be able to see it sometime...
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    I'm Changing My Name To Sznarwakowski

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    I was just reading a blog post where they were showing al the SCVVM commands in a list.  I was going to refer them to my blog which shows how the display that list of commands in a really nice format.  I have no idea where that blog post is...
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    PowerShell Description

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    Following Slashdot's review of Bruce's book ( PowerShell in Action ), a ton of people chimed in with comments. One of the most interesting as this one from nacturation: Imagine someone gave you some library code, but to use the code you couldn't pass...
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    V2 Quick Tips: Finding Extra Outputs From Your Script

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    One of the nifty features of functions in PowerShell is that they can return as many results from as many places as you’d like.  In fact, any method or cmdlet that would give you an output if you try it on the command line will also return values...
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    PowerShell v2 Pipelining in 73 (make that 53) Characters

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    I started using Twitter and saw a request from Thomas Lee for help about pipelining in CTP3. The thing about Twitter is that the messages have to be tiny so I wasn’t sure I could answer using it. It turns out I can solve this problem AND give a usage...
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    MMS: SW09 Revised Title/Abstract

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    I hope to see some of you at MMS (Microsoft Management Summit) in San Diego next week. I'll be giving a number of talks and will be around a lot so please come introduce yourself and say howdy.   I'm pleased to announce a change in the title and...
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    Channel 9 Chat with Scott Hanselman

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    A while ago I had the great pleasure to interview Scott Hanselman for Channel 9.about a wide range of topics. It was a blast. Think of it as the geek equivalent of My Dinner with Andre . Ok well neither of us are as interesting as that but Scott comes...
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    Channel 9 Interview with Bruce Payette

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    A while ago I interviewed Bruce Payette for Channel9. It was fun to do and despite that fact that I've been working with Bruce for years, I learned some new things about him (like – Bruce started out as a sparky!). You can view the interview HERE . I...
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    Experiment with PowerShell V1 Without Installing It

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    If you are reading this, you probably already use PowerShell but you might know someone that has resisted installing it and trying it out. Thomas Lee posted a blog HERE with a pointer to a Virtual PowerShell lab on TechNet. This allows you to Terminal...
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    Mshsnapin (part 2): developing a mshsnapin.

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    To develop a mshsnapin, you can use following three simple steps, Create a class derived from MshSnapIn class. Build an assembly to contain the mshsnapin class created in step1 and also other cmdlet/provider classes to be included in the mshsnapin...
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    Get-Me.ps1

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    On an internal mailing list someone asked how to get the SID for the current context using PowerShell. Chris Bellée correctly responded: ([Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity]::GetCurrent()).user.accountdomainsid.value I used this to create a...
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    Seatle Script Club - Tonight (9/3/2009)

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    Tonight is the second meeting of Script Club in Seattle at Avanade. If you're in the area tonight between 7:15 and 8:30, feel free to stop by to get help learning or using PowerShell. Tonight's meeting is at: Avanade, 818 Stewart St, Seattle, WA at...
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    Another PowerShell UserGroup

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    Richard Siddaway founded the first PowerShell UserGroup in the UK Get-PSUGUK. Now a second UserGroup has been formed. This one covers Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Their web site is available at: www.powershell-ag.de www.powershell-ag.ch www...
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