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November 27, 2014  2:46 PM

The little changes that make a difference

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

Each version of PowerShell introduces a new headline feature – remoting, workflows, DSC, OneGet in version 2,3,4 and 5 respectively. While this can change the way we work there are also a host of little changes that come along that are often overlooked. One example is a change to...

November 26, 2014  1:53 PM

Persisting PowerShell Objects

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

I was asked recently about persisting PowerShell objects. The idea was to test a particular property on a semi-regular basis and save the object with the highest value for the property.  If the next test has a higher value it is saved and overwrites the existing object.   There are a...


November 25, 2014  2:17 PM

PowerShell Summit Europe 2015 – – topics to include

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

Are you planning on attending the PowerShell Summit Europe 2015.  If so what topics would you like to see covered. The Summit is deliberately pitched at a high level so you won’t find beginner level content. If there’s a topic you’d like to be included in the agenda – leave a comment...


November 24, 2014  2:05 PM

Call for Presentations for PowerShell Summit Europe 2015

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

The PowerShell Summit is the number one conference where PowerShell enthusiasts gather and learn from each other in fast-paced, knowledge packed presentations. PowerShell experts from all over the world including MVP’s, Guru’s, community leaders and PowerShell team members, will once again join...


November 23, 2014  7:30 AM

Creating NIC team without knowing the team members

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

I was asked how to create a NIC team only using the 1GB adapters without knowing how many 1gb NICs were on the server.   I think this should solve the problem   New-NetLbfoTeam -TeamMembers (Get-NetAdapter | where Speed -ge 1gb | select -ExpandProperty Name) -Name...


November 17, 2014  2:55 PM

PowerShell books = Deal of the Day

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Books, Powershell

Manning’s Deal of the Day for 18 November 2014 includes PowerShell in Depth, second edition and PowerShell and WMI


November 14, 2014  4:51 AM

PowerShell is 8 years old this month

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

Strange as it may seem PowerShell 1.0 was release in November 2006. In that time we’ve had a lot of changes: - PowerShell support added to all major Microsoft products – except Office! - Third party adoption of PowerShell – I am now disappointed if a product doesn’t have PowerShell...


November 12, 2014  2:14 PM

PowerShell in Depth, second edition in print

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Books, Powershell

I received my copies of the print version of PowerShell in Depth, second edition today.  Amazon shows it being available in a couple of days Enjoy


November 11, 2014  1:00 PM

Transcripts

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

The ability to create transcripts of your PowerShell activity is great for keeping track of what you’ve done. They are also very useful when testing as you can keep a record of your results. There’s one problem though – transcripts don’t work in the ISE.  Try this in PowerShell 4.0 or...


November 9, 2014  11:50 AM

PowerShell classes – – static classes

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

A static class is one that you don’t need to create  an instance of the object to use – the [math] class provides many examples e.g. £> [math]::pi 3.14159265358979   You can create a class with static methods using PowerShell classes: class stest { static [int]...


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