Monthly Archives: May 2016

Counting members

If you have a collection of objects $proc = get-process you can get the number of members using the Length property PS>  $proc.Length71 $proc is of type System.Array PS>  $proc.GetType() IsPublic IsSerial Name                                     BaseType——– ——– —-                                     ——–True     True     Object[]                                 System.Array … Continue reading

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Windows Server eras

This is worth a read It discusses the evolution of Windows server and PowerShell. Read it in conjunction with the videos of Jeffrey Snover’s talks at WinOps and the European PowerShell conference this year.

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WMF 5.0 preview support ending

Support for the WMF 5.0 preview is ending – Upgrade now!

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PowerShell 5.1

Want to see what PowerShell 5.1 looks like? Install Windows Server 2016 TP 5 or get on the fast ring for Windows 10 Insider Previews. The latest build – 14352 shows a PowerShell version of  5.1.14352.1002 with Powershell 1.0 through … Continue reading

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Slides and Code from my WinOps 2016 talk

The slides and code from my WinOps 2016 talk can be found here:!79154&authkey=!AKIt7btEZsahTf8&ithint=file%2czip

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DHCP scope

After rebuilding my test machine for Server 2016 (with mixed results) I needed to add a DHCP scope to the environment. I blogged about the DHCP PowerShell module several years ago. To quickly add a DHCP scope to the current … Continue reading

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Windows server 2016 TP 5 activation

Having finished the current round of conference speaking I needed to upgrade my system to Windows 2016 TP5. I’m using a 6 year old Lenovo W510 system. First problem is that I couldn’t get the wireless adapter working – after … Continue reading

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Y shaped people

During the WinOps conference – – I attended a session on DevOps culture. At one point the discussion got on to skill sets. I introduced the concept of the Y shaped skillset. You should have a deep understanding on … Continue reading

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Windows container providers

Containers are a new feature in Windows 2016. I was preparing for my talk at the WinOps conference next week – – and realised I needed the container OS image for nano server I discovered that there are 2 … Continue reading

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Cloud Native Applications

Cloud Native Applications is a collection of hand-picked chapters presenting five topics that will give you insights into the world of cloud computing.  The link is here: This is excellent value – its FREE. You’ll find chapters on: Amazon … Continue reading

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