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Advanced PowerShell

At ITForum, I had a blast giving the session: Advanced Windows PowerShell Scripting.  In previous conferences, I tried to have talks that everyone could come to and get something out of.  That worked well a the beginning but I began to get feedback that beginners didn't like it when we went deep and advanced users didn't like it if ...

Online PowerShell Training

Sapien is considering offering PowerShell Training online.  They have a survey asking about potential ways to deliver the training.  Complete the survey and you'll be entered into a contest to win a free slot in their first training session. The contest ends in 2 weeks.  You can get more details HERE and take the survey HERE. ...

Tab Completion

Did you realize that you can use Wildcards with our tab completion? At the very beginning of the project, we had long discussions about whether it should be "Verb-Noun" or "Noun-Verb".  One of the arguments for NOUN-VERB was that it was better for tab completion.  We expected a TON of nouns but only a few verbs...
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Lightweight Performance Testing with PowerShell

When you write a script, a few possible concerns may be going through your mind:   ·         Does my Script do what I want it to? ·         Can the script be read and understood by other people? ·         Is the ...

On Snoopy

Oisin asked, "What's with the Snoopy obsession?". To me, the Snoopy dance represents a state pure, unalloyed joy to which the only sensible response is a silly dance. In case you missed it:  SNOOPY DANCE! Jeffrey Snover [MSFT] Windows Management Partner Architect Visit the Windows PowerShell Team blog at:  &#...
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Just when you thought it was safe to surf the internet….

A few weeks ago I posted a blog about Ye110beard's blog that had reworked the lyrics to AC/DC's "Highway to Hell" to be a tribute to PowerShell.  I closed with the statement, "I'm looking forward to the video!".  I THINK I CREATED A MONSTER......   :-) http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=MWWzrp3xkYY I ...
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PowerShell gets Redmond Magazine 2008 Editor's Choice Award

PowerShell continues to win awards with Redmond Magazine’s 2008 Editor’s “Slickest Time Saving Tool” co-winner to go along with PS’s Best of Tech-Ed Attendees award and Best of Tech-Ed Client awards. I said it before, I'll say it again: This train keeps gathering steam! SNOOPY DANCE!   Jeffrey Snover [...
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Block Comments

<Update 01/04/2012: This post was written in 2008, when PowerShell was in version 1. Block comments were introduced in Version 2.> One of the raging debates that have had within the team is the issue of whether to support block comments.  In PowerShell, we have the comment character #  e.g. # This is a test get-Process -Name ...
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Format-XML

Have you ever had an XML file that looks like crap? The problem is that XML is sorta the data encoding equivalent of Shimmer - sometimes its an encoding for programs and sometimes its an encoding for users. Our PowerShell MVP Brandon Shell pointed out that the output of Export-CLIXML looked like cra....  errrrrr .... well let's just say ...
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Managing Remote WebSphere MQ via PowerShell/Should CMDLETS do their own Remoting?

Dale Lane of IBM announced that the latest version of the IBM PowerShell Library for WebSphere MQ now supports administering remote queue managers.  You can read the details and see a couple of examples HERE.  Kudos to Dale and that team!  What this allows you to perform operations on multiple remote queue managers.  Some...
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