Monthly Archives: April 2016

Free ebook: IoT

A free ebook from Manning: Using the Web to Build the IoT is a collection of six hand-picked chapters that introduce the key technologies and concepts for building the application layer of the IoT.  The page is here:

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WinOps conference

The WinOps conference is dedicated to ‘Windows in a DevOps World’  Its in London 24 May 2016. I’ll be speaking as will Jeffrey Snover and Ed Wilson of Microsoft. More details from Hope to see you there

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Windows Server 2016 TP5 Cumulative Update

An update – KB 3157663 – should be installed BEFORE installing any roles, features or applications into a TP5 system. Finding the update isn’t easy – no links from the TP5 pages and doesn’t show in search on Bing or … Continue reading

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Windows Server 2016 TP5 now available

Microsoft have released Technology Preview 5 (TP5) of Server 2016 today. Its available from MSDN and the evaluations site Lots of new stuff to try out

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New variables with the variable cmdlets

  So you have some data in csv format: column1 column2 column3 column4——- ——- ——- ——-a1      b1      c1      d1a1      b2      c1      d1a1      b3      c1      d1a2      b3      c1      d1a2      b4      c1      d1a2      b3      c1      d1a3      b5      c1      d1a3      b6      c1      d1a3      … Continue reading

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PowerShell team announcements

A few announcements from the PowerShell Team that I’m catching up on. The Microsoft.PowerShell.Archive module is now open source The archive module was introduced in WMF 5.0. Its now available on the PowerShell Gallery for installation on WMF 4.0. … Continue reading

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PowerShell certifications revisited

Years ago (seems like decades so much has happened) I published my view on PowerShell certification: A recent comment on the post asked if I still felt the same way. Its not a topic I’d thought about all that … Continue reading

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Cim session oddity

The CIM cmdlets were introduced with PowerShell 3.0.  You can use the –ComputerName parameter to access a remote machine or, if you need to run multiple commands to the remote machine, you can create a CIM session. CIM sessions are … Continue reading

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Folder creation dates from WMI

A question on the about finding the creation date of folders raises some interesting points To find a folder’s creation date use: Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Directory -Filter “Drive=’C:’ AND Path = ‘\\users\\$user\\’” | select Name, @{N=’Creation date’; E={$_.ConvertToDateTime($_.CreationDate)}} OR Get-CimInstance … Continue reading

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PowerShell Summit 2016 recordings

The recordings from this years PowerShell Summit are now available:

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