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Loading assemblies

PowerShell is .NET based but doesn’t load all available .NET assemblies when it starts. Many people still use something  like [System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName(‘System.Windows.Forms’) to load additional assemblies.  This is a hang over from PowerShell v1 when there wasn’t another way to perform … Continue reading

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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: http://bit.ly/1SUJW0P

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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 http://winops.org/ 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 https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/powershell/2016/04/25/the-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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