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Thomas Lee on Monad (Windows PowerShell)

The site that has the Best of TECHED Boston also has the BEST of other shows as well.  I'm not sure when/where Thomas gave this talk but I just watched it and it is highly entertaining.  It's clear that Thomas has been in front of crowds a couple of (thousand) times.  For those of you that don't already know Thomas - he is a ...
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FREE Windows PowerShell Help Tool from Sapien

Command line help is great because it is always there when you need it.  That said, sometimes you want to have the help in one window while you experiement in the other.  You can always do that with 2 console windows but why would you do that when you can download Sapien's FREE Windows PowerShell help tool.  They have a ...

Best of Tech.Ed 2006 (BOSTON)

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://www.microsoft.com/emea/itsshowtime/sessionh.aspx?videoid=209 Enjoy! Jeffrey Snover [MSFT]Windows ...
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All crosshairs on the same prairie dog

When I lived in Colorado, I picked up the great concept/phrase, "All crosshairs on the same prairie dog".   Damon Cortesi recent blog highlights this principle.  http://dcortesi.com/2006/09/07/windows-powershell/ He posted a blog about the verbosity of PowerShell and within an hour - we had 3 PowerShell people post ...
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DateTime Utility Functions

I often want to find things that happened Today.  For instance, which files got changed today.  Windows PowerShell makes this easy to do but it can be a bit verbose and I do it a lot so I've added a function to my profile:  IsToday. function isToday ([datetime]$date) {[datetime]::Now.Date  -eq  $date.Date} This takes ...

BizTalk Server Applications: Get/Start/Stop

Tomas Restrepo has a nice script for getting/starting/stoping BizTalk Server Applications at: http://www.winterdom.com/weblog/2006/09/02/BTSResetWithPowerShell.aspx I like how readable it the script is.  It is completely obvious what is going on.  Compare that script with his original C# implementation at: http://www.winterdom.com/...