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Remoting Using PowerShell V1

As you probably know by now, "remoting" is one of the cornerstone features of the next version of PowerShell.  I am absolutely thrilled with the stuff we are doing here and the benefits that come from that approach.  That said, there are lots of things that need to be buttoned up before this is ready: the right user ...

PowerGUI Now Officially Released!

Yesterday was the official launch of Window Server 2008, the first version of Windows to include PowerShell!  Is that a good day or what?  How could the day get any better?  Well, the people at Quest Software answered that question by officially releasing PowerGUI! PowerGUI ROCKS!  If you haven't used it yet, you should ...

Frank's At It Again: Another Free PowerShell Book

Frank Koch is an Infrastructure Architect in the Technet team in Switzerland.  In THIS blog entry, I talked about how Frank wrote a very popular Windows PowerShell book and made it available FREE (aahhhh - there is that magical word again! :-)).  Needless to say, he had a lot of downloads. Motivated by that success, and his love of ...

Dr Dobbs PowerShell Article

Check out Doug Finke's excellent PowerShell article in Dr Dobbs HERE. It is exactly the sort of crisp yet meaty content that makes Dr Dobbs so useful.  If you have a Developer friend that hasn't yet caught the PowerShell bug, this would be a great article for them to read. Jeffrey Snover [MSFT] Windows Management Partner Architect ...
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Help Wanted: PowerShell Usability Studies in Redmond

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 to provide feedback and improve the user experience of the next version of ...
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How to Write Interdependent Scripts

A lot of the time, I want to build scripts that depend on other scripts that I’ve already written.  Sometimes I will just want to be able to use a custom Cmdlet or function I’ve written.  Sometimes, I’ll simply want to always call the underlying script without changing anything and sometimes I’ll want to change to make the ...
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PowerShell/MSBuild Integration

Bart De Smet recently posted a blog entry showing to invoke PowerShell script from within MSBuild with 45 lines of C# !!!  Check it out HERE. Jeffrey Snover [MSFT] Windows Management Partner Architect Visit the Windows PowerShell Team blog at:    http://blogs.msdn.com/PowerShell Visit the Windows PowerShell ...
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The Semantic Gap

There are 2 worlds: The difference between these two is what is called the semantic gap.  Our industry has been struggling with the semantic gap for decades.  An excellent example of the semantic gap is provided by the TechProsaic blog entry:  VMWare Perl Toolkit verses Powershell V1 ToolKit which shows the 20 lines...

New (French) PowerShell Book Available

This is the first PowerShell book to be available in French.  Details available HERE. Jeffrey Snover [MSFT] Windows Management Partner Architect Visit the Windows PowerShell Team blog at:    http://blogs.msdn.com/PowerShell Visit the Windows PowerShell ScriptCenter at:  http://www.microsoft.com/technet/...
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10 Cool things you can do with Windows PowerShell

Check out Jody Gilberts TechRepublic's article HERE.  It is a surprisingly eclectic list.  It shows that she's been kicking the tires.  I can wait to see what else she comes up with. I especially liked her caveat: Note: Be careful, very careful Yes, this is a tool worthy of the name. PowerShell can easily cause massive ...
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