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DSC for Exchange

Posted by: | October 22, 2014 Comments Off on DSC for Exchange |

A series of posts on using the Exchange DSC resources – starts here http://blogs.technet.com/b/mhendric/archive/2014/10/17/managing-exchange-2013-with-dsc-part-1-introducing-xexchange.aspx

under: PowerShell

Upgrading PowerShell

Posted by: | October 20, 2014 Comments Off on Upgrading PowerShell |

The Scripting Guy has started a series on upgrading the version of  PowerShell you run.  My article in the series is out today – http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2014/10/20/should-i-upgrade-to-latest-windows-powershell-version.aspx

under: PowerShell

DSC Resource Kit Wave 8 coming?

Posted by: | October 18, 2014 Comments Off on DSC Resource Kit Wave 8 coming? |

Looks like the next wave of the DSC resource kit is on its way – a set of resources for Exchange 2013 have been published – https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/office/xExchange-PowerShell-1dd18388 with a wave 8 tag.   I’ve been waiting for the Exchange resources – they’re going to make my life soooooo much easier

under: PowerShell

Default formatting

Posted by: | October 15, 2014 Comments Off on Default formatting |

If you run get-process you will see something like this for each process £> Get-Process | select -f 1 Handles NPM(K) PM(K) WS(K) VM(M)  CPU(s)   Id ProcessName ——- —— —– —– —–  ——   — ———–      80      7   960  4096    44         1560 armsvc   You’ll get the same display if you use £> Get-Process | […]

under: PowerShell

PowerShell Summit Europe 2014 – All videos available

Posted by: | October 15, 2014 Comments Off on PowerShell Summit Europe 2014 – All videos available |

All of the recordings from the recent PowerShell Summit in Amsterdam are now available through the PowerShell.org channel on youtube. The playlist for the Summit is https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfeA8kIs7Coehjg9cB6foPjBojLHYQGb_   Thank you again to the speakers, and attendees, who made for a wonderful first Summit in Europe and more thanks to the people who donated to our […]

under: PowerShell, Summit

WMI Associations

Posted by: | October 13, 2014 Comments Off on WMI Associations |

  I saw a question regarding finding the Win32_NetworkAdapter instance using the matching Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration starting point.  This answers the “which adapter has an IP address of X” type question.   The Index property on a Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration instance has the same value as the DeviceId property on the corresponding Win32_NetworkAdapter.   An alternative is to use […]

under: CIM, PowerShell and WMI

1,000,000 hits

Posted by: | October 13, 2014 Comments Off on 1,000,000 hits |

This blog and its mirrors have reached the 1,000,000 hits for the year to date. Thank you to everyone who takes the time to read my postings

under: General

PowerShell Summit Europe 2014 – – videos from day 1

Posted by: | October 9, 2014 Comments Off on PowerShell Summit Europe 2014 – – videos from day 1 |

The videos from day 1 of the Powershell Summit Europe 2014 are now available on the PowerShell.org youtube channel. The European Summit playlist can be found at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfeA8kIs7Coehjg9cB6foPjBojLHYQGb_   Uploading of day 2 is in progress and I’ll supply notification when complete   Enjoy.

under: PowerShell, PowerShell.org, Summit

PowerShell Summit Europe 2014 – – slides and code

Posted by: | October 7, 2014 Comments Off on PowerShell Summit Europe 2014 – – slides and code |

All of the slides and demo code the speakers wanted to share are available for your enjoyment at http://1drv.ms/1vMWmtm   I’m currently uploading the videos which is a slow process.  I’ll post when hat activity is completed.

under: PowerShell, Summit

Windows 10 and PowerShell 5

Posted by: | October 3, 2014 Comments Off on Windows 10 and PowerShell 5 |

With the release of the technical previews of Windows 10 and Windows server you can see PowerShell v5 in its native environment. There’s a good introduction to the new features in PowerShell v5 here – http://technet.microsoft.com/library/hh857339.aspx.   Its worth comparing the information given for PowerShell v4 and v3 (in the same article) to see where […]

under: PowerShell, PowerShell v5

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