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PowerPack Challenge '08

Quest is holding a PowerGUI scripting contest starting tomorrow July 1.  If you are not familar with PowerGUI, it is a PowerShell scripting and execution GUI.  If you aren't already a PowerGUI user, here is a great opportunity to kick the tires.  If you are already a PowerGUI user, here is an opportunity to turn that ...

New AD Cmdlets from Quest

Rod Trent from MyITForum.com  has the details HERE  Enjoy! 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...

#7 Best all time Microsoft Product

Check out what EWeek has declared to be the #7 Best Microsoft Product:   http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Security/The-Best-and-Worst-Microsoft-Products/8/   And that is Version 1 -  wait until they see Version 2!   SNOOPY DANCE!     Jeffrey Snover [MSFT]Windows Management Partner ArchitectVisit the Windows ...
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SQL Use of MiniShells

The SQL team has been receiving a lot of bashing lately over some of the decisions they made integrating PowerShell into SQL 2008.  I thought I would take a couple minutes to clarify a few things, eat some sin and talk about a constructive engagement model between the community and the feature teams implementing PowerShell cmdlets. First ...
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Getting Credentials From The Command Line

When you use the Get-Credential cmdlet, you get a GUI dialog box to enter the credentials.  This is the "Common Criteria Certified" way of handling credentials.  It is also a pain in the butt at times.  If you are an admin, you can alter this and request credentials via the command line as follows:   PS> $key = "...

Group Policy Health Cmdlet

SDMSoftware has just released a Group Policy Health Cmdlet HERE. They have a great, high-quality, 9 minute DEMO VIDEO showing what the cmdlet does and how to work it. Nice stuff. Jeffrey Snover [MSFT]Windows Management Partner ArchitectVisit the Windows PowerShell Team blog at:    http://blogs.msdn.com/PowerShellVisit ...

Windows PowerShell Virtual User Group Meeting #6 – June 24th.

Marco Shaw is hosting the 6th PowerShell Virtual User Group meeting on June 24th. (See http://marcoshaw.blogspot.com/2008/06/windows-powershell-virtual-user-group.html for details and sign-up). He has graciously allowed Wassim and I to present some of the new post-CTP2 things that the PowerShell team is working on. This should be an excellent ...
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Push-Noun

We looked at a lot of CLI models when designing PowerShell.  One of them was netsh.  One of the things I had a love/hate relationship with was netsh's use of context.  In netsh, you can set context via navigation and then you don't need to provide that context on the command line.  For instance you navigate into the ...

PowerShell V1 and V2 Running On WS08 Server Core

Yup- that's right.  Check it out at superstar Karl Prosser's blog HERE.  He even has a video of it working. The blog is somewhat of a tease in that he is going to wait till tomorrow to tell us how he did it.  I'm constantly amazed by what the community can do if you give them the right tools! Thanks Karl! Jeffrey Snover [MSFT]...

When Will PowerShell V2 Ship?

By far, the most frequently asked question at TechEd 2008 was, "When will PowerShell V2 Ship?".  We are expressly prohibited from answering that question and I know that that can be frustrating.  I can say this: We are now feature complete with V2.  History has shown that when we reach this stage of development, it takes ...
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