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Counting members

Posted by: | May 31, 2016 Comments Off on Counting members |

If you have a collection of objects $proc = get-process   you can get the number of members using the Length property PS>  $proc.Length 71 $proc is of type System.Array   PS>  $proc.GetType() IsPublic IsSerial Name                                     BaseType ——– ——– —-                                     ——– True     True     Object[]                                 System.Array   MSDN documenattion is at https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.array(v=vs.110).aspx   PowerShell also adds […]

under: PowerShell Basics

Windows Server eras

Posted by: | May 30, 2016 Comments Off on Windows Server eras |

This is worth a read https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/windowsserver/2016/05/26/moving-forward-with-powershell-and-windows-server-2016/   It discusses the evolution of Windows server and PowerShell. Read it in conjunction with the videos of Jeffrey Snover’s talks at WinOps and the European PowerShell conference this year.

under: Windows Server 2016

WMF 5.0 preview support ending

Posted by: | May 30, 2016 Comments Off on WMF 5.0 preview support ending |

Support for the WMF 5.0 preview is ending – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/powershell/2016/05/23/end-of-support-for-windows-management-framework-wmf-5-0-production-preview-is-approaching-upgrade-to-rtm-bits/ Upgrade now!

under: PowerShell

PowerShell 5.1

Posted by: | May 29, 2016 Comments Off on PowerShell 5.1 |

Want to see what PowerShell 5.1 looks like?   Install Windows Server 2016 TP 5 or get on the fast ring for Windows 10 Insider Previews. The latest build – 14352 shows a PowerShell version of  5.1.14352.1002 with Powershell 1.0 through 5.0 as compatible versions   The WSMAN stack is still version 3.0 so no […]

under: PowerShell

Slides and Code from my WinOps 2016 talk

Posted by: | May 28, 2016 Comments Off on Slides and Code from my WinOps 2016 talk |

The slides and code from my WinOps 2016 talk can be found here: https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=43CFA46A74CF3E96!79154&authkey=!AKIt7btEZsahTf8&ithint=file%2czip

under: DevOps

DHCP scope

Posted by: | May 26, 2016 Comments Off on DHCP scope |

After rebuilding my test machine for Server 2016 (with mixed results) I needed to add a DHCP scope to the environment. I blogged about the DHCP PowerShell module several years ago.   To quickly add a DHCP scope to the current server Add-DhcpServerv4Scope -Name ‘Manticore Scope’  ` -StartRange 10.10.54.2 -EndRange 10.10.54.30 ` -Description ‘Scope for […]

under: DHCP

Windows server 2016 TP 5 activation

Posted by: | May 26, 2016 Comments Off on Windows server 2016 TP 5 activation |

Having finished the current round of conference speaking I needed to upgrade my system to Windows 2016 TP5. I’m using a 6 year old Lenovo W510 system.   First problem is that I couldn’t get the wireless adapter working – after a lot of searching I saw a post with a similar issue due to […]

under: Windows Server 2016

Y shaped people

Posted by: | May 26, 2016 Comments Off on Y shaped people |

During the WinOps conference – http://winops.org/ – I attended a session on DevOps culture. At one point the discussion got on to skill sets.   I introduced the concept of the Y shaped skillset.   You should have a deep understanding on at least one area – C# development, Active Directory, web development, Exchange management […]

under: DevOps

Windows container providers

Posted by: | May 18, 2016 Comments Off on Windows container providers |

Containers are a new feature in Windows 2016. I was preparing for my talk at the WinOps conference next week – http://winops.org/ – and realised I needed the container OS image for nano server   I discovered that there are 2 container image providers available through the PowerShell gallery.   In TP4 I used the […]

under: Containers, Windows Server 2016

Cloud Native Applications

Posted by: | May 11, 2016 Comments Off on Cloud Native Applications |

Cloud Native Applications is a collection of hand-picked chapters presenting five topics that will give you insights into the world of cloud computing.  The link is here: http://bit.ly/1T46wP7   This is excellent value – its FREE.   You’ll find chapters on: Amazon Web Services Docker Mesos RabbitMQ Netty Enjoy

under: Books, Cloud

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