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May 5, 2012  12:50 PM

Scripting Games 2012 comments: #12 date conversions

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

A few times in the games you were asked for date time based information. Now WMI has a lot of classes that return WMI information. It is in an awkward format though PS> Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_OperatingSystem | fl *time* CurrentTimeZone : 60 LastBootUpTime  :...

May 5, 2012  7:55 AM

Scripting Games 2012 comments: #11–its true

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

The games are over for another year. The number of entries was huge – 150% increase over last year. Congratulations to the winners and to everyone who took part. One thing I noticed was the number of scripts that made testing booleans harder than it needed to be. A boolean can take one of...


April 29, 2012  6:01 AM

PowerShell news April 2012

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

As April comes to close so does the extension for grading scripts in the recent games. I’ve been so busy grading haven’t had time to blog about the games. I’ll start to catch up on the backlog over the next few weeks.  This years games have been huge with more than 150% growth in the number...


April 21, 2012  4:56 AM

Scripting Games 2012 comments: #10 Advanced event 5

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April 17, 2012  12:45 PM

Scripting Games 2012 comments: #9 Beginners event 5

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April 15, 2012  3:04 AM

Manning PowerShell book offer

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Manning are offering 50% off PowerShell in Practice using code dotd0415cc in the promotional code box at www.manning.com. The same code gets you 50% off PowerShell and WMI AND Advanced PowerShell. This is FOR TODAY ONLY


April 14, 2012  9:34 AM

Scripting Games 2012 comments: #8 Beginners Event 4

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April 13, 2012  2:52 PM

Scripting games 2012 comments: #6 Beginners event 3

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April 13, 2012  5:20 AM

Scripting Games 2012 comments: #5 using WHERE

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

I have seen a few interesting variations on using where-object during the games. This is normally aliased to where. You can use ? if you are fanatical about aliases but to me your PowerShell starts to become unreadable if its heavily aliased. Consider get-process.  It returns a set of process...


April 11, 2012  7:47 AM

Scripting Games 2012 Comments: #3 Beginners Event 1

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

I thought I’d publish a series on how I would go about solving these plus some comments and observations on the submitted scripts. First event of the games


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