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June 24, 2014  2:11 PM

Workflows: 5 CDXML modules

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell, Workflow

Last time we saw that you’re not really using cmdlets in PowerShell workflows – you’re using workflow activities. Some cmdlets haven’t been packaged into activities and for those you need to put them in an Inlinescript block.  You can also use an Inlinescript block to run any arbitrary...

June 23, 2014  11:24 AM

Bad practices – making scripts needlessly interactive

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell

the PowerShell community spends a lot of time talking about best practices when using PowerShell. I’m not convinced this approach is working as we keep seeing the same bad practices coming through on forum questions. I thought I’d turn the problem on its head and present a now-and-again series...


June 22, 2014  8:23 AM

PowerShell.org – TechSession webinairs

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell

PowerShell.org are starting a series of technical webinairs. Details from http://powershell.org/wp/techsession-webinars/


June 22, 2014  8:13 AM

Workflows: 4 Using cmdlets

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell, Workflow

This is a simple function to return some data about a system: function get-serverdata { Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_OperatingSystem Get-Service Get-Process } get-serverdata   The function will return the CIM data about the operating system, then the service data and...


June 21, 2014  10:03 AM

PowerShell Summit Europe 2014 – - reasons to attend 1..7

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell

With the opportunity to register for the first PowerShell Summit in Europe fast approaching you may be looking for reasons you can use to convince your boss to let you go.  These are just some of the reasons you should attend: Excellent sessions  -  our sessions are deliberately kept short...


June 20, 2014  1:38 AM

PowerShell Summit Europe 2014 – - update 2

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell

There seems to have been a bit of confusion regarding the European PowerShell Summit as the site will tell you that registration is currently unavailable. There isn't a problem and the Summit  HAS NOT sold out at this time. We just haven't opened registration yet. Registration will open on 15...


June 19, 2014  1:08 PM

Workflows: 3 parallel and sequence

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell, Workflow

I said in the first post in this series that you could force a workflow to perform tasks in parallel or in sequence. Starting with parallel you can force parallel execution by using the parallel keyword: workflow thursday1 { parallel { 1..26 | foreach {$psitem} 65..90 | foreach...


June 18, 2014  2:04 PM

Workflows: 2 Additional reading

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell, Workflow

If you’re really interested in using workflows you may find this series of articles I did for the Scripting Guy useful: 1. Basics - introduce workflows, key concepts and keywords


June 18, 2014  1:13 PM

Workflows: 1 Introduction

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell, Workflow

In a recent post I asked for areas of PowerShell that caused problems. Workflows were one of the things mentioned so I’ll start with a series of posts on that topic. Workflows were introduced to PowerShell in version 3.0 of the Windows Management Framework with Windows 8/2012. A few changes...


June 16, 2014  2:51 PM

PowerShell Summit Europe 2014 Agenda

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
PowerShell

The agenda for the PowerShell Summit Europe 2014 is available on line.  See the link from http://powershell.org/wp/community-events/summit/ The Summit is a benefit of AWPP...


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