Monthly Archives: October 2010

Dynamic Management Views

I’ve used DMVs in PowerShell and SQL Server demos a few times but hadn’t really dug into them.  There isn’t a lot of information available on DMVs but that will change early next year when SQL Server DMVs in Action … Continue reading

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PowerShell on Bing UK

I’ve mentioned before that Bing US included an online reference to the PowerShell cmdlets under its Visual Search heading. This is now also available on the UK version of Bing.  Navigate from the home page or jump straight in with … Continue reading

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Creating a module

I’m writing a new PowerShell book and have got to the fun bit where I’m creating lots of scripts. I wanted to supply these as a series of modules. So each individual listing is a function. But I don’t want … Continue reading

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PowerShell in Practice Review

Jonathan has written a review of my PowerShell in Practice book at http://www.jonathanmedd.net/2010/10/powershell-in-practice-review-and-39-discount-code.html There is also a 39% discount code if you are quick.

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User Group Meeting Cancelled

Due to unforeseen circumstances tomorrow’s (Tuesday 19 October) Live meeting presented by the UK PowerShell User Group is cancelled. Apologies for the short notice. I will reschedule for November.

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PowerShell news

Couple of bits of news you might not have seen.   There’s a new PowerShell ebook available by PowerShell MVP Don Jones at http://nexus.realtimepublishers.com/accwp.php?ref=dj4   PASS (Professsional Association for SQL Server) is starting a virtual PowerShell group  http://sqlvariant.com/wordpress/index.php/2010/10/announcing-the-new-powershell-virtual-chapter-of-pass/ more details … Continue reading

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Recording script output

Problem I need to record the output from my scripts.   Solution Use Start/Stop-Transcript. Oops. I forgot to tell you that I sometimes use ISE as well as the PowerShell console. Hmm. The Transcript cmdlets don’t work in ISE. The … Continue reading

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