Distributed PowerShell Available Today Via Specops Command

When I worked in the CTO office at Tivoli, I identified the fact that there were just a handful of design patterns for distributed applications and distributed management in particular.  We then started a management framework project to support those design patterns which we would then build all our products on top of.  Then one… Read more

Learning PowerShell

John Sheehan has blogged his experiences learning PowerShell over his Thanksgiving holiday.  You can read about them HERE.  I found it a fun read. Jeffrey Snover [MSFT] Windows Management Partner Architect Visit the Windows PowerShell Team blog at:    http://blogs.msdn.com/PowerShell Visit the Windows PowerShell ScriptCenter at:  http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/hubs/msh.mspx… Read more


John Sheehan the architect for Microsoft Application Virtualization (aka SoftGrid) recently jumped on the PowerShell bandwagon and was nice enough to write up his experiences.  At one point he wrote himself a process monitor which involved putting all the processes into a hashtable indexed by ProcessID.  This is a fairly trivial piece of code to… Read more

PowerShell Plus Beta Available

I just got mail from Tobias Weltner letting me know that they are making PowerShell Plus free for non-commercial use.  If you have not checked this tool out – you should. PowerShell Plus is like what you’d get if the Console spent a year with a 24×7 IV drip of steriods.  It is in beta… Read more

Graphing with Glee

Doug Finke has a blog HERE which shows you how to use PowerShell to program GLEE – Graph Layout Execution Engine.  GLEE is a .NET tool for graph layout and viewing developed by Lev Nachmanson of Microsoft Research.  You can read more about GLEE HERE. I got pretty excited about this and grabbed Doug’s example… Read more

Developing Your Own Custom Commands

Jim Truher has written a great article in the Dec 2007 MSDN Magazine walking through the steps for writing your own custom commands.  Jim was one of the founding members of the PowerShell team and co-designed the Language with Bruce Payette.  Sadly, Jim has moved on to another project inside Microsoft but he remains a… Read more

RedMonk Interview

I did an interview with Michael Cote from RedMonk at IT Forum earlier this week. It runs 10 minutes and covers a range of topic including our V2 CTP. You can check it out HERE. I’ve had a number of talks with Michael and really enjoy them. Michael has a deep background in both Unix… Read more

PowerShell Security

Derek Melber has a very good analysis/summary of the PowerShell security over at WindowsSecurity.Com. If you run across someone concerned about the security aspects of PowerShell, this would be a good article to point them to. The article is HERE.   Jeffrey Snover [MSFT]Windows Management Partner ArchitectVisit the Windows PowerShell Team blog at: http://blogs.msdn.com/PowerShellVisit the… Read more

IT-Forum: Demo files for all talks

Attached is a zip file containing all the demo files I’ve used at IT Forum. Jeffrey Snover [MSFT]Windows Management Partner ArchitectVisit the Windows PowerShell Team blog at:    http://blogs.msdn.com/PowerShellVisit the Windows PowerShell ScriptCenter at:  http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/hubs/msh.mspx ITForum-DemoFilesForAllTalks.zip… Read more