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August 30, 2015  10:50 AM

Manning Deal of the Day–31 August 2015

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Active Directory, Powershell

Deal of the Day August 31: Half off my book Learn Active Directory Management in a Month of Lunches. Use code dotd083115au at

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August 28, 2015  1:31 PM

PowerShell User Group meeting in Manchester

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

The UK PowerShell User Group was the World’s first user group dedicated to PowerShell. Its been in hibernation for the last few years but Ryan Yates is bringing it back to life. He’s set up a meeting in Manchester for Tuesday 13 October 2016. See  

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August 27, 2015  12:38 PM

PowerShell Summit Europe 2015 final schedule

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

The schedule for the PowerShell Summit Europe 2015 has been finalised.  See the event site at http://eventmgr.azurewebsites.net/event/home/PSEU15#schedule


August 26, 2015  2:33 PM

PowerShell gallery security

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

There are a number of concerns with pulling code from the Internet e.g. code quality and whether it contains malicious actions. The PowerShell gallery has implemented a couple of features that should help. All modules have to meet a minimum quality standard as outlined here -...


August 19, 2015  10:03 AM

Creating JSON from a hash table

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
JSON, Powershell

A question on the forum was asking about creating a JSON structure for use with a REST API. The original has table looked like this $body = @{ auth_token = "$auth_token" items = @{ label = "server1" value = "OK" label = "server2" value = "OK" } } This fails because you can’t have...


August 18, 2015  7:33 AM

Passing data into Jobs

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

PowerShell jobs are a powerful tool for running processes in the background. You have to remember that a PowerShell job runs in a separate process that only exists for the duration of the job. The results are returned to your process when the job finishes. A user on the forum asked about passing...


August 11, 2015  12:45 PM

WinOps conference

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
DevOps, Powershell

The WinOps conference will take place 22 September 2015 in London. Details from http://winops.org/ Its all about “Windows in a DevOps world”


August 10, 2015  5:51 AM

Windows 10 and PSScriptAnalyzer

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

if you were wondering where the PSScriptanalyzer module was in Windows 10 RTM  - its not there.  Its been moved out of core PowerShell and is now available on the PSGallery. £> Find-Module *Script* Version    Name                               ...


August 8, 2015  7:19 AM

Masking output

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

A question on the forum on how to stop the output from New-Item raises an important point. Many cmdlets produce output when run for example £> New-Item -Type File -Name test.txt Directory: C:\Test2 Mode                LastWriteTime         Length...


August 7, 2015  2:43 AM

WMF 5 roadmap

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

With the recent release of Windows 10 a lot of confusion has arisen regarding the position of PowerShell 5.0. That confusion has been cleared up with a post from the PowerShell team -

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