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Export-Demo

A while ago I wrote a script START-DEMO which I use to give demos (You can get the latest/greatest copy HERE. ) This script is also a great teaching tool. You can create your own demo.txt file with commands and explanations and then people can run it using Start-Demo. The great things about this are: Our test manager Michael Naixin Li ...
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Monitoring with PowerShell and Appropriate Technology

Otto Helweg has a cool blog entry about how he uses PowerShell to monitor Web Sites HERE. This isn't a professional product but there are a couple of websites that he cares about and this quick and easy script tells him what he needs to know. It monitors a set of websites, looks for content to validate the page and then logs results and send ...
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Show-WmiClass

Here is a script that I use to show WMI classes. I think you'll find it useful. There is an example after the script: ############################################################################# Show-WmiClass - Show WMI classes# Author: Microsoft# Version: 1.0# NOTE: Notice that this is uses the verb SHOW vs GET. That is because it# combines...
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Out-*/Format-*

Don Jones has graciously offered to share a slide he uses as part of his Windows PowerShell Fundamentals course (http://www.scriptingtraining.com/ ) which shows the interaction between the pipeline, the out-* and format-* cmdlets. The attached slide illustrates how (sometimes) a picture is worth a thousand words.  Don has a great way of ...
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Making Applications Scriptable via PowerShell

OpenXtra has a blog entry PowerShell + Network Monitor = Powerfull Netman Tool which observes that if took a network manager tool and coupled it with PowerShell, you would have an awesome combination. A long time ago I was the architect for NetView so I feel qualified to offer this observation: YOU TOTALLY GET IT! Most management products ...
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Emitting Objects verses Outputting Text to the Screen

Let's face it, PowerShell does a bunch of magic for you. If we've done our job right, this magic is exactly what you want 99 out of a 100 times. That said, if you are a power user, then at some point you'll encounter that 100th case and you'll need to understand the magic so you can get PowerShell to do exactly what you want. The good news ...
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Another PowerShell UserGroup

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.powershell-ag.at They are holding a kickoff meeting Sept 19th at the MS Campus in ...
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Shared Source PowerShell Projects

Someone has compiled a list of the 25 Most Active Projects in CodePlex. PowerShell has 2 entries in that list. Congratulations to: PowerShell Community Extensions - provides a widely useful set of additional cmdlets, providers, aliases, filters, functions and scripts for Windows PowerShell that members of the community have expressed ...
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Preview of PowerShell Plus

The fine folks at Shell Tools just released a preview of their upcoming PowerShell Plus interactive shell – a 4 minute trailer to hint at things to come. http://www.powershell.com/plus In PowerShell V1,  working within a decades-old console host is what users find the most frustrating. That frustration doesn’t go unnoticed, and was ...
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Tower Of Power

PowerShell has a lot of books to choose from and more are coming.  See attached.  :-) Jeffrey Snover [MSFT]Windows Management Partner ArchitectVisit the Windows PowerShell Team blog at: http://blogs.msdn.com/PowerShellVisit the Windows PowerShell ScriptCenter at: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/hubs/msh.mspx ...
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