Monthly Archives: January 2018


Every so often I find a new cmdlet in PowerShell. This was the case with Clear-RecycleBin that I’ve just found. It appears to have been introduced with PowerShell 5.0 BUT isn’t available in PowerShell 6.0 With pretty simple syntax PS> … Continue reading

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Documentation can be wrong!

We rely on vendor documentation to help us solve problems. Documentation is produced by people and people make mistakes so Documentation can be wrong! As an example: The CIM class Win32_OperatingSystem has a Description property. According to the documentation the … Continue reading

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PowerShell sleep

PowerShell use tends to be very interactive. You run a command at the console and get some results. You run a script and get some results. How do you make PowerShell sleep? There’s a few ways you can make PowerShell … Continue reading

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PowerShell –f string

A PowerShell –f string is used to format the data inside a string. –f is usually referred to as the format operator. The operation of the format operator is best explained by examples. At its simplest you create fields in … Continue reading

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DSC update

The PowerShell team have posted an update on what’s happening with DSC. The interesting thing is the decoupling of the Local Configuration Manager from Windows. A new LCM that can use resources written in multiple languages sounds good – … Continue reading

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PowerShell v6.0.1

PowerShell v6.0.1 is available from This release upgrades PowerShell to use .NET core v2.0.5 which addresses a couple of security vulnerabilities. The release also addresses upgrade issues on some Linux distributions due to version numbers being misunderstood. Also available … Continue reading

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Iron Scripter prequels

One of the new things for Summit 2018 is the iron Scripter competition on the last afternoon. As a warm up for the competition we’re running a number of Iron Scripter prequels. A puzzle will be published every week – … Continue reading

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