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January, 2011


January 11, 2011  3:12 PM

PowerShell Best practices

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

Ed Wilson – Microsoft Scripting Guy – gave a superb presentation to the UK PowerShell group tonight.  If you missed it the recording will be available for the next 365 days

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January 9, 2011  7:40 AM

PowerShell Books

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

There are a lot of PowerShell books on the market. Whether you are just starting  with PowerShell, want to dig further into the subject or need some help with using PowerShell with a particular product it is often helpful to find a book on the subject instead of learning from...


January 2, 2011  5:23 AM

Seven Habits of Highly Effective PowerShellers

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

Some thoughts on highly effective PowerShell users. They:

  1. Get the job done. This isn’t as obvious as it seems. PowerShell is an automation tool. Use it.  Don’t agonise over the last bit of polishing for your script. Get it...


January 1, 2011  5:19 AM

Truncating numbers

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

This is something I fell foul of recently. I had a calculation that produced a non integer answer e.g.  2.1

I needed to get the integer part of the number.  Without really thinking about it I did this

PS> [int]2.1
2

I was then a bit surprised when I...


January 1, 2011  5:01 AM

PowerShell New Year’s Resolutions

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

Happy New Year to everyone At the start of a New Year it is time to take stock and decide what you want to achieve in the next 12 months.  My PowerShell list is fairly straight forward:

  • complete PowerShell and WMI
  • produce a good programme for the user...


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