Monthly Archives: January 2008

UK User Group event

Save the dates of April 8th & 9th in your diary.  The UK user groups are getting together to present 2 days of technical presentations around this years Microsoft launch of Windows 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008.  … Continue reading

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Two weeks to go

The Scripting Games start on 15th February.  See for details.   Be interesting to see if we get more PowerShell than VBScript entrants this year. Share this post :

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SQL Bits II open for registration

I mentioned in this post!43CFA46A74CF3E96!1038.entry  that my proposal for a talk on using PowerShell to administer SQL Server had been accepted for the SQL Bits II conference. Registration is now open for SQLBits 2008 March event. Come and join … Continue reading

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PowerShell Event: February 12th

A PowerShell event will be occurring at Microsoft’s offices in Reading UK on 12th February 2008  6.30 – 21.20pm   The two session will cover an introduction to PowerShell, administering Windows 2008, including server core, with PowerShell including the use of … Continue reading

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Vista Squad in January

The Vista Squad (Windows Vista User Group) have a meeting coming up. Location: TVP, Reading Date: 31st January 2008 Time: 6pm Agenda: We have James O’Neill from Microsoft giving us a talk on Server 2008 and Virtualisation with Ray Booysen … Continue reading

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PowerShell plus

Tobias has, quite rightly, pointed out that I have been neglecting PowerShell plus while concentrating on PowerGUI.  There are a number of reasons for this but the primary reason is that PowerGUI in terms of its ability to have my … Continue reading

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PowerShell poll: The results

In a recent post!43CFA46A74CF3E96!1016.entry I mentioned a poll that SQL Server Magazine was doing on PowerShell usage.  The results can be seen at Now admittedly there were only 46 responses but results of Use it for everything = … Continue reading

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Social Bookmarking

James has a post about automating the addition of tags to blog posts.  The automated bit doesn’t seem to work with Live Spaces – I think there is an issue with the HTML that is returned. Also if you try … Continue reading

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PowerGUI 1.0.13 and WMI

In this post!43CFA46A74CF3E96!990.entry I made a comment about one of the difficulties faced when working with WMI i.e. finding out what is available in terms of namespaces and classes.  In that post I enthused about using wmiexplorer to discover … Continue reading

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I’ve just heard that my friend Scotty is in hospital in a critical condition having been in an accident last night on the way home from work. Scotty is a very keen member of the UK PowerShell User Group and … Continue reading

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