PSObject and the Adapted and Extended Type Systems (ATS and ETS)

A proper title for this post could have been “What is PowerShell?” The PSObject layer and the Extended and Adapted Type Systems are the heart of what make PowerShell what it is – a shell for all objects. If you are one of the many who confuse PowerShell as a .NET shell, by the end…

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SharePoint Timer Job Locks and Scope

With this post it’s time we take our best shot at discussing a somewhat confusing topic – SharePoint timer job locks and scopes. I’ll do my best to describe things; if you have questions or need further clarification post a comment and I’ll attempt to clarify further. All timer jobs have a scope of action…

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SharePoint Timer Service: Config Refresh and Internal Jobs

In describing the invocation and execution of timer jobs within SharePoint’s Timer Service framework, there are a few possible approaches. We could begin by describing the SPJobDefinition class and its various descendants. Another approach would be to describe how the Timer Service instantiates and invokes the jobs. The approach we’ll take is to go through…

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