Monthly Archives: February 2011

DevConnections–Connections powered by Microsoft

The conference is in London 14-15 June and includes a number of PowerShell related sessions. There is also a pre-conference PowerShell workshop on 13 June delivered by Don Jones. Details can be found here   I am hoping to … Continue reading

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UK PowerShell Group–March 2011

March 22 we have Tome Tanasovski presenting on Regular Expressions.   Tome is a Windows engineer for a market-leading global financial services firm in New York City. He is a recipient of the PowerShell MVP award, the founder and leader … Continue reading

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PowerCLI book

Last May I posted a review of fellow PowerShell MVP Hal Rottenberg’s book on managing VMware through PowerShell – My good friends from the UK PowerShell user group Jonathan Medd (also a PowerShell MVP) and Alan Renouf have collaborated … Continue reading

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PowerShell Deep Dive

If you haven’t seen it already check out the PowerShell Deep Dive at this years “The Experts Conference”. As well as total immersion in PowerShell you can dabble in some of the minor technologies associated with it – AD, … Continue reading

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PowerShell and WMI–Chapter 5 MEAP

Chapter 5 has been released for PowerShell and WMI. It is available through the Manning Early Access Program (MEAP) at available chapters cover: Solving Administrative Challenges Using PowerShell WMI in Depth Best Practices System Documentation Chapters 6 to 8 … Continue reading

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Performance monitoring with Get-Counter

I last looked at the Get-Counter cmdlet back in 2009 when we were in the middle of CTP 3 for PowerShell 2.  its time for a revisit. Gathering performance counter information provides a good look inside your systems to enable … Continue reading

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Windows 7 SP1

Installed the RTM version of SP1 today – its one download to cover Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2.  Install is straight forward. No real issues seen.  I’ll report any problems that come up

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More date oddities

I’ve mentioned before that if I do this [datetime]”10/09/2011″ I get 09 October 2011 00:00:00 which is not what I expect as I live in the UK   Just been experimenting and discovered that Get-Date “10/09/2011”   works correctly (for … Continue reading

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IT lemmings

IT seems to be in a continuous cycle of hype. We keep getting “new” technologies or ways of supplying IT that will solve all of your organisations problems at a stroke. Some examples of this phenomenon include: outsourcing – IT … Continue reading

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Tonight’s Slides and recording

Thank you to everyone who attended tonight’s Live Meeting. Apologies for the sniffles, coughs and splutters but you were probably better off not being in the same room. Hopefully this cold will have gone before the next meeting. As promised … Continue reading

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