A few weeks ago I was getting Mark Russinovich up and running on PowerShell. While he liked the power the new model afforded him, he was frustrated because a bunch of things that were simple in CMD.EXE where now either hard or not available.
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Per Ostergaard has an interesting blog entry HERE where he discusses the pros/cons of various options for date/time formatting for time stamping log files.
He concludes the following worked best for him:
“$(Get-Date –f o) Start logging”
Let’s see what that gives us:
PS“$(Get-Date -f o) Start logging”
Scott Fulton has an interesting PowerShell article over at Betanews: Why Can’t PowerShell Be the Windows Command Prompt?
He has a number of great quotes from Ian McDonald. Here are a couple of my favorites:
In five years’ time, McDonald believes,
I recently did an interview with Thomas Caywood of Redmond Developer Magazine about how .NET developers where finding PowerShell to be a useful tool for their development environments. I was pleased to see that he contacted a number of developers to get their stories and he included them in the article (HERE).
Today the Compute Cluster group announced the release of their Tool Pack HERE. This includes a monitoring tool, a ping/pong diagnostic tool and (drum roll please……) a PowerShell Snap-in which provides a provider and a set of commands. I really like what they have done.