Scripting XML Configuration Files

Those .NET XML Configuration files, you know the ones – web.config – app.config – thingy.exe.config – well i’ve never been happy with them. First, XML is not very forgiving, miss a bracket or slash and your application does terrible things. Second, when your application is in production, administrators have to use the highly acclaimed XML…


Windows PowerShell and MMC Quick Start Labs Pt2

Here is the 2nd part of the PPTs THIS POSTING IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITH NO WARRANTIES, AND CONFERS NO RIGHTS  PSMMC_PPT_Part2.zip

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Windows PowerShell and MMC Quick Start Labs

I’ve just completed presenting a 2 day workshop on building the next generation GUI and command line interface using Windows PowerShell and Microsoft Management Console 3.0. Thanks to everyone who made it along, i hope you enjoyed it as much as i did. For those that attended, (and those that didn’t) you should find attached…

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Finding airports with PowerShell and Local.Live

So a few weeks back i came across this puzzle in an internal discussion list. There is a comma separated text file at AirportsGDM.txt containing all the airports and the codes, along with the Lang and Long Co-ordinates. The puzzle was to see how few lines of code you needed to write a program that would…


Turning your Death Model into a Health Model

Thanks to Charles, we just posted to Channel 9 an interview we did a few weeks back with Keith Pleas, Fernando Simonazzi and myself. THIS POSTING IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITH NO WARRANTIES, AND CONFERS NO RIGHTS


Visual Studio Management Model Designer on Channel 9

Today I posted the 2nd of 2 short screencasts on using the Visual Studio Management Model Designer (VSMMD). The first screencast shows how you can use the tool to design a management model. The second screencast shows how you can use the model to generate implementation code. Our first big test for customers is in 12…