More Hosting PowerShell on Channel9

I’ve just posted the 2nd of 3 screeencasts to channel 9 on hosting Windows PowerShell. This time I show you how to get at the typed base objects returned from an invoke, then how to create a custom host to allow full GUI interaction. Reminder, you can find the code to all 3 parts in the…

Hosting Windows PowerShell Sample Code

Having posted the first of three screencasts to channel 9 on Hosting Windows PowerShell, I thought i would make the code available. (attached) Enjoy THIS POSTING IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITH NO WARRANTIES, AND CONFERS NO RIGHTS


Building Administration User Interfaces

Do you build GUI’s for your application administrators? Do you provide a consistent familiar interface? Do you provide scripting capabilities? Sometimes I get mistaken for the Windows PowerShell evangelist. Whilst that is fun, its not my whole story. This is (well its at least more of it): When you are thinking about building an interface…

Microsoft Virtualization Job, Viridian Evangelist

Volker, who is part of our larger team, has a new role available for a Technical Evangelist for Virtualization. Remember, Virtualization is a key component of our Dynamic Systems/IT vision and with the new Longhorn/Windows 2008 peices, it gets even better – for more details see Volker’s blog at, and it really is too much…

Windows PowerShell and Microsoft Management Console 3.0 Quick Start Labs

I’m pleased to announce the Hands On Labs that were used in the Windows PowerShell and MMC Confernce in April are now available for download at The labs are available in both C# and VB.NET! THIS POSTING IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITH NO WARRANTIES, AND CONFERS NO RIGHTS


No Traffic Cops Here?

Keith Pleas and I were discussing strategies for modeling SLA’s in Management Models. Our goal was to enable monitoring of specific SLA’s defined by the business. In our discussion, we wanted to know what the time between receiving an order from a customer via a web site, and making that order available for processing to…


Secret Powershell Training Video found

What can I say. our secret method of getting customers to adopt Powershell is out…   Thanks to the folks on the last training course for agreeing to this madness! THIS POSTING IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITH NO WARRANTIES, AND CONFERS NO RIGHTS


Hanselman, Snover, Corillian, PowerShell, Channel 9

Jeffrey and Scott talk again about how Corillian has been infested by PowerShell, and how they use it to do some pretty amazing stuff, including a remote runspace! I love the way they can put together a fully working system from a base machine with OS, PS and the remote runspace with just 2 cmdlets. Catch…


Getting lost on the way to TechEd

So I was on my way to the convention center today, and turned off at the wrong exit. Not having any Sat Nav in the car, I continued until I could find a good place to turn around. Can you imagine my surprise to find myself at Cocoa beach, just in time (by 3 hours) to see Atlantis…


Top 5 PowerShell Questions at TechEd

Ben Pearce, the guy on the PowerShell booth at TechEd this week, has blogged the answers to the top 5 questions on his blog. Also check out the screencasts and interviews on channel 9. THIS POSTING IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITH NO WARRANTIES, AND CONFERS NO RIGHTS