Monthly Archives: December 2016

PowerShell in 2017

As 2016 winds down what do we have to look forward to from PowerShell? In January WMF 5.1 should become available for down level clients. This brings PowerShell 5.1 to Windows 7 SP1, 8.1, 2008 R2 SP1, 2012, 2012 R2 … Continue reading

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2016–a PowerShell perspective

2016 was important as the 10th anniversary of PowerShell being released as a web download – announced November 2006 at TechEd/IT Forum in Barcelona. The PowerShell team organised a 8 hour web cast on Channel 9 that I was privileged … Continue reading

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Summit 2017 Registration still open

Just a quick reminder that the registration for the 2017 PowerShell and DevOps Summit is still open – details from

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Preserving property order

This is a very common pattern: $os = Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_OperatingSystem $comp = Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_ComputerSystem $props = @{   OS = $os.Caption   InstallDate = $os.InstallDate   LastBoot = $os.LastBootUpTime   Make = $comp.Manufacturer   Model = $comp.Model } … Continue reading

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Linux on the desktop

My sense of humour has some quirky moments – as my friends will tell you. Last night I had a lot of time to sit and think (why is a story for another time and place) and it one point … Continue reading

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Inertia rules

In this article Don Jones explains Windows administrators have difficulty explaining, and “selling” PowerShell to Linux admins. I’ve known Don for quite a long time and He’ll be the first to tel we don’t agree on everything so It’ll … Continue reading

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Applying updates through WSUS

I like to keep the virtual machines in my test lab up to date so have a WSUS server to download and manage updates. The difficulty is applying the updates. With Windows 2012 R2 I used a module that would … Continue reading

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