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Quick, Dirty, Super-Useful Scripting

Last weekend I installed the super-awesome W7 Ultimate on all the machines at home.  This weekend I decided to install the XP Virtual mode download.  I started to do this and noticed that it was 500MB.  That is large and is going to take a long time FOR EACH PC I have.  One of the reasons I got the Ultimate SKU is that it ...
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Sending Automated emails with Send-MailMessage, ConvertTo-HTML, and the PowerShellPack’s TaskScheduler module

On October 15th I released a large collection of scripts called the PowerShellPack.  The PowerShellPack has tons of PowerShell V2 scripts that can be used to do all sorts of fun and practical things.  Today, we’ll show how to use a module in the PowerShell Pack to schedule sending a daily automated email with information about the ...

Windows Management Framework is here!

Windows Management Framework, which includes Windows PowerShell 2.0, WinRM 2.0, and BITS 4.0, was officially released to the world this morning. By providing a consistent management interface across the various flavors of Windows, we are making our platform that much more attractive to deploy. IT Professionals can now easily manage their ...
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Tonight is the Virtual Launch Party @ PowerScripting Podcast

Tonight is the night!  I was super happy when we shipped V1 of PowerShell.  It started the journey.  That said, V2 is the release that we really wanted to release.  Today Windows 7 is publicly available and every version has PowerShell V2 in it.  Tonight – we party! I’ll be cracking a beer with Hal ...
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PowerShell V2 Virtual Launch Party

I’ll be joining Hal Rottenberg and Jonathan Walz (hosts of the PowerScripting Podcast) in a PowerShell V2 Virtual Launch Party this Thursday, Oct 22nd, 9:30 PM EDT (GMT-4).  For more details and info on how to join us go HERE. Hmmm, I wonder if it is BYOB… :-) Experiment!  Enjoy!  Engage! Jeffrey Snover [MSFT] ...
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Announcing: Open Source PowerShell Cmdlet and Help Designer

http://www.codeplex.com/CmdletDesigner During the development of Windows 7, most cmdlet design and help authoring in Microsoft went through an internal tool called the “Cmdlet Designer.” The Cmdlet Designer makes it much easier for teams to concentrate on the design, naming, and consistency of their cmdlets, while also guaranteeing name ...
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Introducing the Windows 7 Resource Kit PowerShell Pack

Since I work on the PowerShell team, I’ve been lucky enough to get a couple of years jump start on producing PowerShell V2 scripts and modules.  With every new script I write in V2 I get more and more amazed by the possibilities in PowerShell.  I’ve discovered how to do many cool things that, as some of my colleagues outside of ...

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