So, Windows Management Framework 3 has been available for a few months and is supported on Windows 7 Sp1, Windows Server 2008 R2 Sp1 and Windows Server 2008 Sp2. I’m curious: when you do plan to upgrade? If not, why? The reason I’m asking is that while the twitter-verse on PowerShell has already made the … Continue reading When are you upgrading to Windows Management Framework 3.0?
PowerShell 2.0 is a nearly perfect management tool for administrators to use to manage their environments. Notice I said nearly perfect? Let me show you what I mean. PowerShell 2.0 was released with a lot of discoverability features. Discoverability meaning, it will help you find what you’re looking for. Get-Help: PS C:\> get-help Get-Help is … Continue reading PowerShell v3 and Windows Server 2012 – Discoverability
When writing an Advanced Function in PowerShell, many admins end their process block with the typical object creation lines to send an object down the pipeline. (I should say the ‘Good’ Admins do) Focus on the last lines 33 and 34. In fact, let me zoom in a little for ya. So, in typical PowerShell … Continue reading PowerShell V3 object creation accelerator
Once hooked on the command line and PowerShell, it’s hard to leave. Even to grab the mouse to shut down the computer is a nuisance. (Stop-Computer is faster) I’ve started to loath that wired hand contorting contraception and smug little *click*. As the PowerShell console and command line administration take center stage with the release … Continue reading PowerShell V3 cmdlet Show-ControlPanelItem
(note-this article is based on PowerShell V3 CTP2) Of all the new features in PowerShell that I have been looking forward too, this was not one of them. It’s not that I don’t like the ISE, its great for quick automation of a few one-liners, but when I want to build a cmdlet, I want … Continue reading The top 5 things I like about PowerShell V3 ISE
(This post is based on the current Developers preview build of Windows 8 Server.) So I’m sitting here contemplating something cool from Win 8 Server and PowerShell V3. I don’t know if you have had a chance to look at Windows 8 Server, perhaps the PowerShell v3 CTP, but you might have noticed this…. Old … Continue reading To $_ or not to $_, that is the question! Windows 8 and PowerShell v3.