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August, 2016


August 31, 2016  3:11 PM

DevOps and IT fashions

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
DevOps

DevOps is the latest IT fashion. That statement is more than likely viewed as a heresey by many people in IT. A few years ago Cloud could have been the first word in the sentence and a few years before that virtualisation. IT has a long history of jumping on band wagons and deciding that X is...

August 31, 2016  12:01 PM

Windows 10 updates

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Windows 10

With the anniversary update delivered the Windows 10 development carries on with new updates becoming available – now up to build 14915 Not much in the way of PowerShell goodies though  :-(


August 31, 2016  10:02 AM

Access functions

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

I had a request for the Access functions I wrote about in this post 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


August 30, 2016  12:26 PM

Optimising WMI calls–part 3

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
CIM, Powershell, WMI

The next change just uses 1 call to get the disk information instead of 2 Measure-Command -Expression { $srvs = 'W16TP5TGT01', 'W16TP5TGT02' for ($i=1; $i -le 150; $i++){ foreach ($srv in $srvs) { $cs = New-CimSession -ComputerName $srv $bootupMemory = Get-CimInstance -Query "SELECT *...


August 30, 2016  11:41 AM

Optimising WMI calls–part 2

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
CIM, Powershell, WMI

Last time we looked at using CIM sessions to make a set of WMI calls run quicker. This time we’ll reduce the number of calls.  I’m deliberately just reducing the number of calls to the Win32_Service class.  We’ll look at the disks another time Our code becomes Measure-Command...


August 30, 2016  11:12 AM

PowerShell speaker opportunities still open

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

You have just over a month to register your session proposals for the 2017 PowerShell Summit - https://powershell.org/2016/08/01/powershell-and-devops-global-summit-2017-call-for-topics/


August 29, 2016  1:37 PM

Optimising WMI calls–part 1

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

Recently saw some code where user was running this $bootupMemory = gwmi -Query "SELECT * FROM Win32_OperatingSystem" -ComputerName $srv $cpuLoad = gwmi -Query "SELECT * FROM Win32_Processor" -ComputerName $srv $tSessions = gwmi -Query "SELECT * FROM Win32_TerminalService" -ComputerName...


August 18, 2016  9:59 AM

PowerShell is Open Sourced

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

For those of you that have been at PowerShell events over the last few years you’ll have heard Jeffrey Snover state that he wanted to take PowerShell to other platforms. Now its happened Jeffrey has announced that an ALPHA release of PowerShell is now available for Linux and Mac. ...


August 16, 2016  1:46 PM

Update-Help errors

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

Updatable help brings the benefit of up to date help with typos fixed and new edge cases described. The down side is that it sometimes fails: PS> Update-Help -Force Update-Help : Failed to update Help for the module(s) 'Microsoft.PowerShell.Operation.Validation' with UI culture(s) {en-GB} :...


August 10, 2016  10:41 AM

What you don’t know

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
IT skills, knowledge

This article - https://powershell.org/2016/08/08/what-are-your-known-problems-solved-in-dsc/ – started me thinking...


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