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October, 2012

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October 23, 2012  11:50 AM

DnsClient module: #2 DnsClient & Cache



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
DNS, PowerShell 3, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012

The DnsClient module has a number of Get- cmdlets

Get-DnsClient | Format-List InterfaceAlias, ConnectionSpecificSuffix, Register*, UseSuffix*

An example of the output is

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October 20, 2012  1:08 PM

UK PowerShell Group–November 2012



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell 3, User Group

When: Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012 7:30 PM (BST)

Where:

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PowerShell workflows are one of the major...


October 18, 2012  1:11 PM

A question of scope



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell

I had a question left on my blog regarding scope.  The following is a simplified version of the problem

            
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October 16, 2012  2:27 PM

DnsClient module: #1 Get-DnsClientServerAddress



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
DNS, PowerShell 3, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012

Started to investigate the DnsClient module.  First cmdlet to catch my eye was Get-DnsClientServerAddress.

Always good to know a way to find the DNS server.

PS> Get-DnsClientServerAddress

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October 15, 2012  11:21 AM

PowerShell 3 and Word



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell 3

 

This is a common scenario

$word = New-Object -ComObject "Word.application"       ...


October 14, 2012  12:46 PM

PowerShell summit



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Deep dive, PowerShell

April 22-14  2013 – Microsoft campus.  PowerShell team and MVPs

http://powershell.org/summit/

Tickets going fast


October 14, 2012  4:07 AM

CDXML modules and nouns



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell 3, Windows 8

CDXML modules don’t expose the verb and the noun of the cmdlets they publish.  If you want to discover the set of nouns in a CDXML module you need a bit of brute force:

Get-Command -Module DhcpServer |
foreach {
  ($_.Name -split "-")[1]


October 12, 2012  12:08 PM

Windows 8 update



Posted by: Richard Siddaway
Windows 8

The first Windows 8 update became available this week.  This fixes some issues that have come up during the OEM process.  Fast and frequent updates sound good to me.

In addition number of apps have been updated – one I really like is the addition of conversation groupings...


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