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May 5, 2016  12:12 PM

PowerShell and Nano server

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell, Windows Server 2016

Nano server is the new install option introduced with Windows 2016. It has a really tiny footprint compared to a server core machine. Of course it has PowerShell but its not a complete port of the PowerShell you’re used to. The features that aren’t present are detailed here:

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May 2, 2016  7:45 AM

Loading assemblies

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

PowerShell is .NET based but doesn’t load all available .NET assemblies when it starts. Many people still use something  like [System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName('System.Windows.Forms') to load additional assemblies.  This is a hang over from PowerShell v1 when there...


April 29, 2016  5:13 AM

WinOps conference

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
DevOps, Powershell

The WinOps conference is dedicated to ‘Windows in a DevOps World’  Its in London 24 May 2016. I’ll be speaking as will Jeffrey Snover and Ed Wilson of Microsoft. More details from http://winops.org/ Hope to see you there


April 27, 2016  10:11 AM

New variables with the variable cmdlets

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

  So you have some data in csv format: column1 column2 column3 column4 ------- ------- ------- ------- a1      b1      c1      d1 a1      b2      c1      d1 a1      b3      c1      d1 a2      b3      c1     ...


April 26, 2016  3:30 AM

PowerShell team announcements

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

A few announcements from the PowerShell Team that I’m catching up on. The Microsoft.PowerShell.Archive module is now open source

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April 25, 2016  1:20 PM

PowerShell certifications revisited

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

Years ago (seems like decades so much has happened) I published my view on PowerShell certification:

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April 25, 2016  8:33 AM

Cim session oddity

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

The CIM cmdlets were introduced with PowerShell 3.0.  You can use the –ComputerName parameter to access a remote machine or, if you need to run multiple commands to the remote machine, you can create a CIM session. CIM sessions are analogous to PowerShell remoting sessions and use WSMAN by...


April 14, 2016  8:27 AM

Folder creation dates from WMI

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

A question on the powershell.org about finding the creation date of folders raises some interesting points To find a folder’s creation date use: Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Directory -Filter "Drive='C:' AND Path = '\\users\\$user\\'" | select Name, @{N='Creation date';...


April 14, 2016  4:50 AM

PowerShell Summit 2016 recordings

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

The recordings from this years PowerShell Summit are now available:

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April 13, 2016  3:49 AM

IT Ops Education program and Scholarship

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
DevOps, IT education, Powershell

Do you know a young person in the USA that is just starting their IT career and would benefit from an intensive training program and scholarship? Point them to the DevOps Collective site (DevOps Collective is the parent organization for powershell.org) 

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