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Archive for February, 2011

The conference is in London 14-15 June and includes a number of PowerShell related sessions. There is also a pre-conference PowerShell workshop on 13 June delivered by Don Jones. Details can be found here http://www.devconnections.com/shows/europe2011/default.aspx?s=174   I am hoping to arrange a PowerShell UG meeting with Don as the speaker while he is in London.  […]

under: PowerShellV2

March 22 we have Tome Tanasovski presenting on Regular Expressions.   Tome is a Windows engineer for a market-leading global financial services firm in New York City. He is a recipient of the PowerShell MVP award, the founder and leader of the New York City PowerShell User group, a blogger, and a regular contributor to […]

under: PowerShell User Group, PowerShellV2

PowerCLI book

Posted by: | February 26, 2011 | No Comment |

Last May I posted a review of fellow PowerShell MVP Hal Rottenberg’s book on managing VMware through PowerShell – http://msmvps.com/blogs/richardsiddaway/archive/2010/05/09/book-review-managing-vmware-infrastructure-with-windows-powershell.aspx My good friends from the UK PowerShell user group Jonathan Medd (also a PowerShell MVP) and Alan Renouf have collaborated with three other authors to bring you VMware vSphere PowerCLI Reference which is published at […]

under: Books

PowerShell Deep Dive

Posted by: | February 25, 2011 | No Comment |

If you haven’t seen it already check out the PowerShell Deep Dive at this years “The Experts Conference”. http://www.theexpertsconference.com/us/2011/general-information/2011-powershell-deep-dive/ As well as total immersion in PowerShell you can dabble in some of the minor technologies associated with it – AD, Exchange, SharePoint, Virtualisation and the cloud. I’ll be there with a bunch of other PowerShell […]

under: PowerShellV2

Chapter 5 has been released for PowerShell and WMI. It is available through the Manning Early Access Program (MEAP) at http://www.manning.com/siddaway2/ The available chapters cover: Solving Administrative Challenges Using PowerShell WMI in Depth Best Practices System Documentation Chapters 6 to 8 covering Disk Systems, Registry and the file system respectively are in the pipeline. I’m […]

under: Books, PowerShell and WMI

I last looked at the Get-Counter cmdlet back in 2009 when we were in the middle of CTP 3 for PowerShell 2.  its time for a revisit. Gathering performance counter information provides a good look inside your systems to enable you to decide what is going on. If you look at the Performance Monitor utility […]

under: PowerShellV2, Windows 7

Windows 7 SP1

Posted by: | February 20, 2011 | No Comment |

Installed the RTM version of SP1 today – its one download to cover Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2.  Install is straight forward. No real issues seen.  I’ll report any problems that come up

under: Windows 7

More date oddities

Posted by: | February 19, 2011 | 2 Comments |

I’ve mentioned before that if I do this [datetime]"10/09/2011" I get 09 October 2011 00:00:00 which is not what I expect as I live in the UK   Just been experimenting and discovered that Get-Date "10/09/2011"   works correctly (for me) and returns 10 September 2011 00:00:00   It seems Get-Date picks up the locale […]

under: PowerShellV2

IT lemmings

Posted by: | February 12, 2011 | No Comment |

IT seems to be in a continuous cycle of hype. We keep getting “new” technologies or ways of supplying IT that will solve all of your organisations problems at a stroke. Some examples of this phenomenon include: outsourcing – IT isn’t a core activity for you business so hand over the running of your IT […]

under: Architecture

Thank you to everyone who attended tonight’s Live Meeting. Apologies for the sniffles, coughs and splutters but you were probably better off not being in the same room. Hopefully this cold will have gone before the next meeting. As promised the here the URLs for the recording and the slides/demo scripts Recording Richard Siddaway has […]

under: PowerShell User Group

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