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October 31, 2016  10:52 AM

Don’t reinvent the wheel

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

Way back when I used to take Microsoft certification exams there were often questions of the form “Perform task X with the minimum of administrative effort” Most, if nor all, of the possible answers would be correct but the correct answer was the one that achieved the goal with the minimum...

October 31, 2016  10:38 AM

Start and end dates

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

Be careful with start and end dates when search for files or through event logs.  Often people want to see what happened yesterday If you do this PS> $end =  Get-Date PS> $start = (Get-Date).AddDays(-1) PS> $start 30 October 2016 16:32:35 PS> $end 31 October 2016...


October 31, 2016  10:13 AM

Registration opens 1 November

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

Registration for the 2017 PowerShell Summit opens tomorrow – 1 November 2016 First come first served. The agenda and registration are available here - 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


October 25, 2016  4:02 AM

PowerShell and DevOps Global Summit 2017 agenda

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

The agenda for next year's Summit is almost complete - we've notified all speakers as to whether their sessions have been accepted or not. If you haven't received your notification please check your spam/junk mail. We have a small number of sessions yet to publish - mainly around possible focus...


October 25, 2016  3:01 AM

PowerShell 10th Anniversary

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

If you were in the audience at the 2006 Microsoft European TechEd (or IT Forum or whatever they called it that year) key note presentation you’ll know that 14 November 2016 is the 10th anniversary of PowerShell. The Powershell team is presenting a day long event on 14th November to...


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...


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