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Even More PowerShell Training

The 2 day course PYGPOWER – PowerShell for Administrators is being offered in London by Pygmalion. I've been told by a couple of sources that the European demand for PowerShell training is huge – even more so than in the US. I would love to hear any theories about why this is so. With that, I'll have to tell you one of my favorite jokes...
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PowerShell Community Extensions (PSCX) V1.1.1

Keith Hill reports in his blog HERE , that the PowerShell Community Extensions project has release Version 1.1.1. If you aren't already turned on to PSCX, this is a good time to start. This is a maintenance release which resolves 30 issues but it also adds 5 new features. I'm going to include their Help topic below so you can get a feel for ...
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Hosting PowerShell in a GUI – the Movie

You've just got to stop and take 4 minutes to watch David Aiken's demonstration of how easy it is to host PowerShell in a GUI. Seriously, it is a 4 minute video! Even if you aren't a developer, it is worth looking at so you understand the concept and the work involved and then you can use that to demand your vendors provide you this function! ...
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Figuring Things Out

In my last blog entry, I showed how a script can get the directory it resides in. Jvierra commented: So being a team member doesn't make one know everything. Sad but true! The interesting thing about this is that at some point I knew this information but then I forgot it so I had to figure it out again. It reminded me of a 2 studies made of...
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PowerShell Analyzer is Now Available for Purchase

Karl Prosser has been doing great things with PowerShell Analyzer for quite some time now and has finally decided to join forces with Dr. Tobias Weltner and go commercial with it. Given the amazing amount of time and creative thinking that Karl has put into this, I hope it goes very well for him. Tobias has been involved in the scripting space...
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Demo SQL Provider Code

Hi, Attached is the code we used today in the Web cast for the SQL demo provider. Please note this is not a SQL management provider. It simply allows you to query data from a SQL server directly from the cmd line. Install the Snapin: PS>$env:Windir\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0\.50727\InstallUtil.exe SQLProvider.dll Add the snapin to your ...
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Using a DSL to generate XML in PowerShell

A while back, Jeffrey posted an article on how to use string expansion and XML casts to build XML documents in-line in a PowerShell script: http://blogs.msdn.com/powershell/archive/2007/05/29/using-powershell-to-generate-xml-documents.aspx The overall feel of the approach that Jeffrey described is very much like that of ASP, JSP, PHP on any ...

WMI, PowerShell – How well do they gel?

< Kapil Mathur is in the process of learning PowerShell to work with WMI and wrote up his findings to date – jps> Automating admin scenarios using PowerShell The preferred scripting language for the WMI world has been vbscript. But if you are a windows administrator writing WMI scripts, chances are that you have been hearing another name ...
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Registration-Free AD Cmdlets

In Dmitry's PowerBlog, he said that one of the biggest complaints they got about their FREE AD Cmdlets was that you had to register to download them. Now you can download them directly without having to register. I must say that I've got mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, it reduces the friction associated with getting great a set of...
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TechEd Webcast Available – PowerShell: The Future of Server Administration

Last week Don Jones gave a great talk at TechEd: Microsoft Windows PowerShell: The Future of Server Administration. Here is the abstract: Windows PowerShell is Microsoft's next generation command line scripting solution which combines the interactivity of KSH or BASH, the programmability of Perl or Ruby and the production-orientation of AS400...
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