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Understanding the Feedback Process

During the development of any product, the vision for the upcoming release is driven by the desire to help as many customers in the most effective way possible. One of the interesting aspects of a release is balancing the effort you spend on different aspects of that project: When weighing these factors, a critical factor is ...
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What's Up With Command Prefixes?

We like to say that PowerShell uses Verb-Noun naming.  If we were accurate, we would say that PowerShell uses Verb-PrefixNoun naming.  For instance: Get-WinEvent .  WIN is a prefix for Windows.  Every now and again people look at this and ask “what's up with command prefixes ?!?”.  Actually, the question usually ...
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Remoting for non-Admins

Per Østergaard has a great blog entry with all the steps for enabling this HERE.  You’ll want to bookmark this one.  :-)   Enjoy! Jeffrey Snover [MSFT] Distinguished Engineer Visit the Windows PowerShell Team blog at:    http://blogs.msdn.com/PowerShell Visit the Windows PowerShell ScriptCenter at...
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Select –ExpandProperty <PropertyName>

Most of us are familiar with the traditional use of Select –ExpandProperty <propertyname>.  This takes a the value of an incoming object, enumerates its values and outputs each of those values as a single record on the output stream after adding any properties specified by the –PROPERTIES <propertyname[]> parameter.  ...
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The Glory of Quick and Dirty Scripting

One of the things I want us to consider doing in the future is to leverage our Universal Code Execution infrastructure to execute any kind of code. For example, imagine that I have some script foo.vbs, I’d like to do the following: PS>  Invoke-Command –FilePath foo.vbs –computer (cat servers.txt) I was about to file a record ...
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What’s New in PowerShell V2 – By Joel “Jaykul” Bennett

PowerShell MVP Jaykul gave a presentation to the NY PowerShell user group and was kind enough to post the text of his slides HERE.  One of the problems I have in talking about V2 is that there is SO much good stuff that I often get the levelling wrong – spending too much time on one area and then needing to skip over others.  ...
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Analyzing Weblog Data Using the Admin Development Model

Someone just tweeted a link to Scott Hanselman’s 2007 blog (an oldie but goodie) about how he used PowerShell to analyze the WebLog data from his podcasts.  He provides a beautiful example of I like to call the “Admin Development model”.  The whole point of the Admin Development Model is that you use tools to quickly and ...
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XP and W2K3 Release Candidate Versions of PowerShell are Now Available for Download

Good things come to those who wait.  Please download these bits and let us know if you have any problems with them. https://connect.microsoft.com/windowsmanagement/Downloads  Just to be clear, this download contains the latest version of both PowerShell and WINRM. SNOOPY DANCE! Jeffrey Snover [MSFT]Distinguished EngineerVisit the ...
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New and Improved PowerShell Connect Site

We have made changes to PowerShell connect site last month with the goal of making it easier for users to submit and share feedback. We also changed the page layout to make it more user friendly. Take a look at our new site https://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell   Details of the changes made:  A.     ...

Help Us Improve Microsoft Windows Management Framework

After WMF (Windows Management Framework ), i.e., the combined download package of  Powershell, WsMan and BITS,  for Vista and Windows Server 2008 was released to the Web on Aug. 13th, we can feel the high expectation for the final WMF releases from our customers. We would like you know your feedbacks are also crucial to help us...
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