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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]...


November 4, 2014  12:27 PM

WMI integer properties – alternative decoding options

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell, WMI

  WMI has many properties where the the value is an integer: £> Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_LogicalDisk | Format-Table DeviceId, DriveType, Size, FreeSpace -a DeviceId DriveType         Size    FreeSpace --------...


October 31, 2014  2:48 PM

DSC Resource Kit wave 8

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

Wave 8 has arrived and its massive with 48 new resources – that’s a 50%+ increase Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


October 30, 2014  11:43 AM

PowerShell Summit NA 2015 – – Registration open

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

Registration for the PowerShell summit North America 2015 is open.  Details and registration link  - http://powershell.org/wp/community-events/summit/


October 29, 2014  1:56 PM

Cut and paste is not your friend

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

I was working on some code the other day and as a block of code I needed was very similar to one I already had I did what everyone does & used cut and paste. Unfortunately, I missed out changing one of the variable names in the new block and  spent a long time working out what had gone...


October 29, 2014  11:41 AM

PowerShell in Depth second edition ebook

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

The ebook for PowerShell in Depth second edition is available from Manning - http://www.manning.com/jones6/


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