Monthly Archives: April 2015

WMF 5.0 – Clipboard cmdlets

The April 2015 WMF 5.0 preview brings new functionality in the shape of cmdlets for working directly with the clipboard. You use Set-Clipboard to put data onto the clipboard £> get-command Set-Clipboard -Syntax Set-Clipboard [-Append] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [] Set-Clipboard [-Value] … Continue reading

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WMF 5.0–New-TemporayFile

Creating a temporary file in PowerShell 4.0 and earlier has been possible using a number of techniques such as: £> $file = [System.IO.Path]::GetTempFileName()£> $fileC:\Users\Richard\AppData\Local\Temp\tmpEFAD.tmp With the April 2015 WMF 5.0 preview this becomes much easier £> $file2 = New-TemporaryFile£> $file2 … Continue reading

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WMF 5.0 April 2015 Preview is available

The PowerShell team have released the April 2015 WMF 5.0 preview.  Details from http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2015/04/29/windows-management-framework-5-0-preview-april-2015-is-now-available.aspx

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Blocksize missing?

I recently had a question asking why the Bloacksize property on Win32_LogicalDisk is empty but is populated on Win32_Volume. The thing is to remember the underlying thing that these 2 CIM classes represent. A logical disk is a subdivision of … Continue reading

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OMI/CIM/WMI dictionary

Don Jones provides a very good summary of the similarities and differences between WMI, CIM and OMI http://powershell.org/wp/2015/04/24/management-information-the-omicimwmimidmtf-dictionary/ Recommended reading if you’re using these technologies

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PowerShell Summit NA 2015

We’re into the last afternoon as I write this. We’ve had some amazing sessions with excellent presentations on DSC, security aspects of using PowerShell, using and manipulating data with PowerShell, PowerShellGet, Nano server, working with ACLs in PowerShell and PowerShell … Continue reading

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PowerShell Summit NA 2015–announcements

The PowerShell Team announced some things on Monday OneGet is now PowerShell Package Maanger Next WMF 5.0 preview will become available on 30 April Pester – the testing module – will be included in Windows Open Source projects on Github: … Continue reading

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