Monthly Archives: January 2016

PowerShell conferences 2016

April is going to be a very busy month. It starts with the PowerShell plus DevOps Global Summit in Bellevue, Washington – https://eventloom.com/event/login/PSNA16 The PowerShell Conference EU 2016 follows later in the month – http://www.psconf.eu/ I’ll be speaking and running … Continue reading

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European PowerShell conference 2016

PowerShell Conference EU combines the former “Deutsche PowerShell Konferenz” and “PowerShell Summit EU” into one great big 3-day PowerShell event for Admins and DevOps in Europe and takes place April 20-22 in Hannover/Germany. With more than 40 international speakers including … Continue reading

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Testing against an arrays contents

You may need to test if a value is a member of an array. PowerShell provides 2 operators for testing array membership  – –   -in and –contains. Simple usage is like this PS> $colours = ‘red’, ‘orange’, ‘yellow’, ‘green’, ‘blue’, … Continue reading

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WMI discovery

I’ve been working with System Center Configuration Manager this week. SCCM uses a lot of WMI. However, WMI discovery is still a bit of an art. I needed to find the SMS_SCI_Component class. If you know the namespace you can … Continue reading

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Starting to use PowerShell

A common question goes along the lines of  “I’ve leant PowerShell (from class, book etc) but what do I do next?” The usual answer is to pick a problem in your organisation and solve it. I’ve provided an example in … Continue reading

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2015 December Scripting Games Puzzle

The December 2015 puzzle was based on the 12 Days of Christmas song.  Starting with this here-string. $list = @”1 Partridge in a pear tree2 Turtle Doves3 French Hens4 Calling Birds5 Golden Rings6 Geese a laying7 Swans a swimming8 Maids … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2016

A new year and a number of things to which we can look forward. The re-release of WMF 5.0. The WMF 5.0 download was pulled because a bug was over writing the module path. Look fot the download being available … Continue reading

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