PowerShell 2.0 Released!

Windows Management Framework, which includes Windows PowerShell 2.0, WinRM 2.0, and BITS 4.0, has been officially released today.  This down-level release is now supported for Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems. You can find the release here:  http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=151321

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Free PowerShell eBook

For those wishing to get started on PowerShell, here is an excellent free eBook by Dr. Tobias Weltner, PowerShell MVP. http://powershell.com/Mastering-PowerShell.pdf

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Extending .NET Objects in PowerShell

One of the great features in PowerShell 2.0 is the ability to extend .NET object types to add additional custom properties and methods.  For instance, the type System.String does not have a property called IsANumber that returns whether or not the string is a number.  Typically, you would have to do a TryParse.  By extending…

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SharePoint 2010: A Developer’s Top 15 List

Developers of SharePoint should be giddy with excitement in all of the tools and features coming out of Visual Studio 2010 and SharePoint Designer 2010.  Here are the biggest take-a-ways from Paul Andrew’s talk on the 2010 developer platform: 1. “Save site as template” now exports as a WSP which can be imported into Visual…

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PowerShell Cmdlets in SharePoint 2010

You may have already heard that SharePoint 2010 will ship with a PowerShell provider that contains over 500 cmdlets for you to administer SharePoint. The killer though, is that these commandlets can be executed remotely with PowerShell 2.0 WinRM.  Awesome!  Don’t worry about STSADM, it will still be around to support existing administration scripts and…

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Live Blogging from SharePoint Conference 2009

  I’ll be at SharePoint Conference 2009 and will be participating with EndUserSharePoint.com in their LiveBlogging sessions.  Live blogging/twittering at SharePoint Conference 2009: SPC09 Live Blogs #SPC09 Live Twitter

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SharePoint Conference 2009

I will be attending the SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas next week and wanted to share my schedule with those that might be interested in checking back for content.  I will be blogging on content throughout the event. There may be multiple sessions listed under a given timeslot as I will be narrowing down content…

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