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PowerShell Presence at MMS

It is great to see how prominent PowerShell is at this years MMS.   Here are some highlights so far: Now that PowerShell has shipped in Windows Server 2008, the Microsoft machine has started to really kick in. Jeffrey Snover [MSFT] Windows Management Partner Architect Visit the Windows ...
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MMS Talk: System Center Foundation Technologies

Yesterday, Bruce Payette and I delivered a talk on System Center Foundation Technologies which covered WMI, BITS, WSMAN, PowerShell Engine and the CLI/Scripting experience.  What we did was to walk System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM)'s architecture and then highlight how it uses these technologies to do its magic.  For each...
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Dynamics of Technology Adoption and Market Competitiveness

Today is Partner day at MMS where we have special sessions focused to the special needs of ISV and IHVs.  I'll be giving an 1.5 hour talk: System Center Foundation Technologies  in which I discuss the management technologies that ship in Windows that the System Center products build upon.  Most, but not all, System Center ...
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Get-Random

I saw THIS posting over on Mark Minasi's forums that caught my eye.  It gives you a random help file under the motto of: "A powershell help file a day, keeps Don Jones away".  :-) Don responded pointing out one of our new V2 cmdlets:  Get-Random.  Since that cat is out of the bag and Get-Random is so cool, let's explore it...

Heading to Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) Where We'll Show PowerShell CTP2

A number of us are headed to Vegas this weekend to prep for MMS were we will be showing the latest and greatest PowerShell V2 features.  It pays to attend these conferences as you get the first look at our new stuff.  If you recall, CPT1 was released at IT Forum in Barcelona last year.   We are really excited to show off ...
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The PowerShell Team

Here are the superstars that have been working hard to bring you PowerShell:   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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Get-PowerShell

During the filming of our Management & Services Division video, the producer wanted me to stand next to one of the posters we produced promoting PowerShell.  This is the poster:     BTW - I'm old but not THAT old.  They edited my mustache to make it look like a milk mustache.  :-< Jeffrey Snover [MSFT] ...
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Changes in upcoming CTP

In my earlier blog, I mentioned that we had changed things since the previous CTP.  Rather than leave everyone wondering whether they were doomed or not, I decided to have an early release of that portion of the release notes.    Here they are:   Breaking Changes to Windows PowerShell 1.0 1. The value of the ...
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How Could You Top CTP1?

(Did I give it away by putting the "1" next to the CTP?) Well put your seatbelts on baby because CTP2 is in the cooker and will be available sometime soon.  I'm writing this note to remind everyone of what a CTP is and is not.  The original CTP: Watch this Space blog is worth re-reading.  Wait, let me be more precise...
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Management & Services Division (MSD)

We recently did a short internal "who are we" video about our organization (MSD).  I don't know how it got out into the wild but you can check it out over on YouTube HERE.  It's 3 minutes, fun and there are a couple scenes of me saying things that are either really stupid or really clever. (seemed clever at the time but ...
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