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September, 2013


September 20, 2013  1:41 AM

iOS7–1 giant step–backwards

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

Just upgraded my ipad to iOS7 overnight. It looks awful. Like a child’s toy. Apple may have been a triumph of style over substance in the past but they’ve lost any claim to style with this one.

September 18, 2013  1:47 PM

Module versions in PowerShell 4.0

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

Comparing a Windows 8.1 build with a Windows 8 machine I think these modules remain the same between Windows 8/PowerShell 3 and Windows 8.1/PowerShell 4 BitLocker BitsTransfer BranchCache CimCmdlets DirectAccessClientComponents DnsClient iSCSI ISE Kds...


September 17, 2013  1:04 PM

Death of the command line?

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

I saw this today “the desktop is going to disappear, just like the command line before it” in http://windowsitpro.com/windows-8/windows-desktop-death Has the guy never heard of PowerShell?


September 16, 2013  11:15 AM

PowerShell Summit NA 2014

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

Public registration for next years PowerShell Summit is now open. http://powershell.org/wp/2013/09/15/powershell-summit-n-a-2014-public-registration-now-open-with-discounts/ The 2013 summit was the PowerShell event of the year. Next years promises to be at least that good.


September 15, 2013  4:16 AM

PowerShell help

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

There’s an announcement from the team producing PowerShell help that most of the help for PowerShell 4.0/Windows 8.1/Windows 2012 R2 is complete. You can see the latest versions of the help files at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn249523.aspx The version numbers may not be...


September 15, 2013  3:44 AM

PowerShell whimsy with arrays

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

I was thinking about the Christmas song – 12 days of Christmas and wondering just how many presents were delivered. Don’t ask why! So I decided to work it out. $days = 12 $presents = 1..$days $total = 0 0..($days-1) | foreach { $total += $presents[$_] * $presents[(-1 *...


September 12, 2013  1:35 PM

Windows 2012 activation

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

Following the nightmare of my last post – don’t what I was doing last night – it seems that Windows 2012 R2 will activate as soon as an internet connection is established. If you attempt to manually activate (not noticing that its happened already) it will ask for a product. Still...


September 11, 2013  2:43 PM

Windows 2012 R2–ouch

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

The other day I downloaded Windows Server 2012 R2. Goodie I thought I’ll download that. Download worked. Installed 2012 R2 in to a VM and started to configure it tonight. Went to activate Windows and it asked for a product key. No biggie as I grabbed that during the download. Entered the...


September 10, 2013  2:43 PM

Windows 2012 R2 PowerShell Execution policy

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

In Windows 2012 R2 RTM – just installed first VM this evening – the PowerShell execution policy is set to RemoteSigned. One less thing to change when I create new VMs.


September 10, 2013  1:20 PM

Loading the SQLPS module

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

Loading the SQLPS module gives you quick access to the sql cmdlets, sql provider and the SMO assemblies. It also, infuriatingly, moves your location into the sql provider. I (really) * (lots ) hate things that assume what I want to do. You can use PowerShell to reverse this annoying, and...


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