Quick, Dirty, Super-Useful Scripting

Last weekend I installed the super-awesome W7 Ultimate on all the machines at home.  This weekend I decided to install the XP Virtual mode download.  I started to do this and noticed that it was 500MB.  That is large and is going to take a long time FOR EACH PC I have.  One of the… Read more

Sending Automated emails with Send-MailMessage, ConvertTo-HTML, and the PowerShellPack’s TaskScheduler module

On October 15th I released a large collection of scripts called the PowerShellPack.  The PowerShellPack has tons of PowerShell V2 scripts that can be used to do all sorts of fun and practical things.  Today, we’ll show how to use a module in the PowerShell Pack to schedule sending a daily automated email with information… Read more

Windows Management Framework is here!

Windows Management Framework, which includes Windows PowerShell 2.0, WinRM 2.0, and BITS 4.0, was officially released to the world this morning. By providing a consistent management interface across the various flavors of Windows, we are making our platform that much more attractive to deploy. IT Professionals can now easily manage their Windows XP, Windows Server… Read more

Tonight is the Virtual Launch Party @ PowerScripting Podcast

Tonight is the night!  I was super happy when we shipped V1 of PowerShell.  It started the journey.  That said, V2 is the release that we really wanted to release.  Today Windows 7 is publicly available and every version has PowerShell V2 in it.  Tonight – we party! I’ll be cracking a beer with Hal… Read more

PowerShell V2 Virtual Launch Party

I’ll be joining Hal Rottenberg and Jonathan Walz (hosts of the PowerScripting Podcast) in a PowerShell V2 Virtual Launch Party this Thursday, Oct 22nd, 9:30 PM EDT (GMT-4).  For more details and info on how to join us go HERE. Hmmm, I wonder if it is BYOB… 🙂 Experiment!  Enjoy!  Engage! Jeffrey Snover [MSFT] Distinguished… Read more

Announcing: Open Source PowerShell Cmdlet and Help Designer

http://www.codeplex.com/CmdletDesigner During the development of Windows 7, most cmdlet design and help authoring in Microsoft went through an internal tool called the “Cmdlet Designer.” The Cmdlet Designer makes it much easier for teams to concentrate on the design, naming, and consistency of their cmdlets, while also guaranteeing name registration and collision avoidance across Microsoft. To… Read more