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October 19, 2016  10:48 AM

PowerShell Summit 2017–agenda

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

We’re finalising the agenda for the 2017 Summit. Most of the sessions are now up on the event site. Go to https://powershell.org/summit/ and click the Brochure and Registration link. You’ll be able to down load...

October 18, 2016  2:07 PM

Server Uptime

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

Its easy to get the last boot time of a Windows machine but how do you get the uptime function Get-Uptime { [CmdletBinding()] param ( [string]$ComputerName = $env:COMPUTERNAME ) $os = Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_OperatingSystem -ComputerName $ComputerName $uptime = (Get-Date) -...


October 14, 2016  12:09 PM

Current location

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Bash, Powershell

Windows 10 gives you the option of installing BASH on Ubuntu - https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/commandline/wsl/about also known as the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). More information from https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/wsl/
I thought it would be interesting to compare some...


October 4, 2016  12:50 PM

Filter early and WQL

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

What’s wrong with this: Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_Service | where {$_.State -eq 'Running' -and $_.StartName -notlike 'LocalSystem' -and $_.StartName -notlike 'NT Authority*'} | select PSComputerName, Name, DisplayName, State, StartName Nothing except that its inefficient. if you...


October 3, 2016  2:52 AM

Opportunities come and go

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

The deadline for the submission of proposals for the 2017 has passed. We are NOT taking any new submissions. if you’ve been in communication regarding a submission thats fine its still under consideration and I’ll be in touch. On the positive side the call for speakers for the European...


September 29, 2016  1:21 PM

PowerShell classes

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

I’ve just had an article on PowerShell classes published on the UK TechNet bog - 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


September 27, 2016  1:15 PM

Few days left for PowerShell & DevOps Global Summit 2007 session proposals

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

You have a few days left to get your sessions proposals submitted for PowerShell & DevOps Global Summit 2017 -  details from 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


September 23, 2016  7:49 AM

September 2016–DSC Resource updates

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

Two new modules of DSC resources are available: OfficeOnlineServerDsc SystemLocaleDsc A number of updates to existing resources have been made available. Details from 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


September 19, 2016  12:57 PM

Update-Help errors

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

One the latest build of Windows 10 – 14296 I’m getting errors when updating help. Three modules do’t seem to have help available Update-Help : Failed to update Help for the module(s) 'Microsoft.PowerShell.Operation.Validation' with UI culture(s) {en-GB} : The value of the HelpInfoUri key...


September 18, 2016  3:39 AM

Unregistering the default repository–PS version dependent?

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

In this post - https://richardspowershellblog.wordpress.com/2016/09/17/powershell-repositories/ – I stated that...


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