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October 29, 2015  12:31 PM

Win free entry to the PowerShell Summit

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

Want to go to the PowerShell Summit? Want to go for free? You can win free entry to the Summit (need to pay your own travel & hotel) through the competition at

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October 26, 2015  9:07 AM

-in operator

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

As an alternative to the –contains operator you can use the –in operator Repeating the tests from the previous post on –contains PS> $primes = 1,3,5,7,11,13,17,19,23,29,31,37,41,43,47 PS> $candidate = 7 PS> $candidate -in $primes True PS> $candidate = 4 PS>...


October 26, 2015  8:57 AM

-contains operator

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

Sometimes you may want to test if a value is in a collection of values For instance $primes = 1,3,5,7,11,13,17,19,23,29,31,37,41,43,47 if you want to test if 7 is a member of the collection $candidate = 7 $primes -contains $candidate True Likewise testing 4 $candidate =...


October 26, 2015  8:44 AM

DSC resource kit update–October 2015

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

The DSC resource kit is the primary place to look for DSC resources beyond those baked into Windows. An update to the resources in the kit has been announced. Some new resources and lots of bug fixes. see

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October 24, 2015  7:48 AM

Testing connectivity before Invoke-Command

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

A question on the forum asked about testing if a remote machine could be reached before using Invoke-Command against it. The usual way to test if you can reach a remote machine is to ping it PS> Test-Connection -ComputerName $env:COMPUTERNAME -Quiet True That shows you can reach the...


October 23, 2015  10:08 AM

UK PowerShell User Group

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

Two meetings of the UK PowerShell group have been announced Tuesday 24 November in Manchester Thursday 26 November at Rackspace, in Hayes Middlesex Details from  www.get-psuguk.eventbrite.co.uk There is a rumour that I might be...


October 20, 2015  1:49 PM

PowerShell and SSH

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell, SSH

The PowerShell team have announced the availability of OpenSSH 7.1 for Windows -

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October 19, 2015  5:00 AM

PowerShell resources–you tube

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

One place you might not think of looking for PowerShell resources is you tube.  PowerShell.org has its own channel on you tube - https://www.youtube.com/user/powershellorg - where we’ve...


October 17, 2015  4:00 AM

WMI linked classes

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

You will find that many WMI classes have links – some are associations built in to WMI (a subject for another time) while other classes can be linked based on property values. An example of the latter is the Win32_NetworkAdapter and Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration classes. The DeviceId on...


October 16, 2015  5:40 AM

Manning Deal of The Day – 17 October 2015

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Books, Powershell

A treat for PowerShell users looking for books. 50% off PowerShell in Depth, second edition and PowerShell in Action, third edition on 17 October 2015 Half off Windows PowerShell in Action, Third Edition. Use code dotd101715au at...


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