Monthly Archives: July 2018

UK PowerShell conference

There’s a one day PowerShell conference in October in London – https://powershell.org/2018/07/17/psdayuk-2018-the-uk-powershell-conference/ It’s rumoured I may be there and speaking Advertisements

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Windows Server 2008 EoL

Windows Server 2008 EoL on 14 January 2020 Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will be end of life and no longer supported from 14 January 2020 – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/windowsserver/2018/07/10/its-sunset-time-for-windows-server-2008-and-2008-r2/ There’s plenty of time to think about migrating off of the … Continue reading

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Windows activation

Windows activation is usually straight forward. Put in the license key during installation, ensure the machine can connect to the Internet and wait a bit. Windows is activated. Except today I was rebuilding some VMs and the activation didn’t work. … Continue reading

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CPU intensive processes

How do you find the most CPU intensive processes? If you want to know the processes that are taking most CPU on your system right now then use Get-Process PS> Get-Process | sort CPU -Descending | select -First 10 Will … Continue reading

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PowerShell not equal

The Powershell not equal operator is –ne. This how you use it. When dealing with numbers: PS> $a = 3 PS> $b = 5 PS> $a -ne $b True When dealing with strings you have a bit more choice: PS> … Continue reading

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Variable squeezing

When you’re developing code interactively how often do you set a variable and then display it to test the result? You can do that in one go using variable squeezing. Normally you’d do: PS> $test = 1 PS> $test 1 … Continue reading

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MVP renewal

I received the email today stating that my MVP award has been renewed for another year – the 11th. I’ve watched the PowerShell community grow, change and evolve over the last 12 years or so and its been an interesting … Continue reading

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