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WMI Performance

Andy Cheung wrote a very good blog on WMI performance HERE.  Check it out.   Enjoy! Jeffrey Snover [MSFT] Distinguished Engineer Visit the Windows PowerShell Team blog at:    http://blogs.msdn.com/PowerShell Visit the Windows PowerShell ScriptCenter at:  http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/...
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Detection logic for PowerShell installation

"How do we programmatically detect that PowerShell is installed ?" - This question has started coming up frequently as more folks (both internally and externally) have started to build applications with PowerShell support. As we approach Win7/W2K8-R2 release, which will include PowerShell 2.0 in-box, it is pertinent to have the right ...

New Powershell Survey on Connect

PowerShell team wants to hear from you. How easy or difficult it is for you to search PowerShell stuff like learning materials, help , samples, scripts etc? how often do you search for these? and what are your best bets to find information? How it should be made better? Please answer these questions by completing this online survey https://...

PowerShell Remoting Protocol Documentation Available

William Vambenepe has a great blog entry Native "SSH" on Windows via WS-Management that is well worth a read.  I know that we've been busting our butts documenting our protocols but I hadn't realized that we actually were posting them where people could get them.  Apparently that is the case.  William found them and put 2 & ...
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PowerShell trainings

PowerShell FAQ : Where I can find useful trainings to learn Poweshell? Answer: Thanks to PowerShell MVPs, we have this very useful page http://www.powershellcommunity.org/LearningResources.aspx And this online videos series from Don Jones is very good as well. http://www.idera.com/Promo/Practical-PowerShell/  Thanks Osama Sajid, Program ...

PowerBoots 0.2 is Now Available

Joel 'Jaykul' Bennett has just published the 0.2 version of PowerBoots on CodePlex.  PowerBoots is a library which allows you to write WPF GUIs in PowerShell.  He has a great tutorial HERE that you should definitely check out.  In fact, you should check it out even if you aren't interest in GUIs, it is a great example of the ...
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Traps vs Try/Catch

Someone as asking about Traps vs Try/Catch and Jason Shirk (PowerShell developer) gave a nice concise and precise answer that I thought I would share with you: Enjoy! Jeffrey Snover [MSFT] Distinguished Engineer Visit the Windows PowerShell Team ...
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Summer Scripting Game : Its ON

The 2009 Summer Scripting Games have officially begun. For the last few days the Scripting Guys have been revealing the events one day at a time. For more information on the events, you can refer to this post from ScriptingGuys. This year’s scripting games are partnered with the Microsoft PowerShell MVP’s at PoshCode.org. The new PoshCode ...

Kudos to the Win7 Diagnostics Team

Have you ever had problems connecting to a network and gotten one of those dialog boxes that offers to repair it?  Mostly the networking just works but every now again one of the 10,000 moving parts required to make networking function gets misaligned and I get this dialog box.  I always try and it has never worked for me.  ...
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Help Us Help You By Signing Up For A Site Visit

  Windows Server Site Visits in July 09 (Open to US and Canada participants only)   The Windows Server User Research team wants to conduct site visits to learn from people who are involved in any and all aspects of managing servers! We’re hitting the road in July to understand what needs to be improved in our server management ...
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