PowerShell Cookbook Now Available

Lee Holmes’ book “PowerShell CookBook” is now available. If you’ve been following PowerShell for any time now, I’m sure that you have Lee’s Website as a favorite just as I do. Lee has a wonderful way to explain things and provide exactly the example you need to solve the problem you have at hand. Now… Read more


WINRM is the CLI interface to our WS-MGMT protocol. The neat thing about this is that you can call it from PowerShell to manage remote systems that don’t have PowerShell installed on them (including Server Core systems and Raw hardware). I was trying some things out and encountered the following error: PS> winrmC:\Windows\System32\winrm.vbs(1034, 1) Microsoft… Read more

Dynamic Casting

We’ve seen a couple requests for this on our internal mailing lists so I thought other people would be interested. There are times when you want to do something like: $d = [DateTime][$d]”12/25/2007″ Or (using a STRING instead of a TYPE): $d = Read-Host –Prompt “TYPE:”[$d]”12/25/2007″ Of course if either of these worked – I… Read more

Cool Stuff Coming!

Apologizes for going “radio-silent” on the blog here. We have all been very busy getting some very exciting things ready. I’m going to leave out the details until next week but clever people will notice that we are coming up on our 1 year anniversary and remember we really like TechEd and IT Forum (both… Read more

IT administrators with PowerShell skills wanted for usability studies in the Puget Sound area

Microsoft’s Usability group is recruiting IT administrators who have intermediate to advanced skills with PowerShell for upcoming usability studies. This is a unique opportunity to provide feedback and improve the user experience of PowerShell version 2.   The first study runs from October 30th to November 4th.  This is a two-hour lab study focusing on… Read more

“Notepad for PowerShell” – PowerGUI 1.0.11 is out

Dmitry announced on his blog that PowerGUI 1.0.11 is available today with a standalone PowerShell editor. It’s pretty cool! Check it out over at:  http://dmitrysotnikov.wordpress.com/2007/10/08/notepad-for-powershell-powergui-1011-is-out/ -bruce   ========================================================= Bruce Payette Principal Developer, Windows PowerShell Team… Read more