Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE)

December 30, 2008

  The Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE) is a host application that enables you to run commands, write, test and debug scripts in a friendly, syntax-colored, Unicode-compliant environment.         What does it have to offer? 1. A command pane for running interactive commands, just as you would in the Windows PowerShell console. Just type a command and press Enter. The output appears in a separate output pane. 2. A script pane to compose, edit, debug, and run functions, and scripts.3. Multiple tabs, each with its own command and script pane to...

Regular Expression Webcast Series

December 28, 2008

source: This is a great resource for learning what regular expressions are and how you can use them in .NET applications, including PowerShell (featured briefly), I watched the first 4 chapters and I love every part of it.   Presenter: Zain Naboulsi, MSDN Developer Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation In this webcast series, we explore an unsung hero: the regular expression. It slices, it dices, and it can turn twenty lines of code into one line if you know how to use it. Join us as we explore pattern matching...
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Free eBook: Understanding Microsoft Virtualization

December 24, 2008

  This is the book for IT professionals who want to learn more about the lat-est Microsoft virtualization technologies, including Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5, Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization, and Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. The book also examines other virtualization-enabling technologies from Microsoft including Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services, Roaming User Pro铿乴es, Folder Redirection, and Of铿俰ne Files. Download (14.4MB PDF)
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Where did that PowerShell come from?

December 22, 2008

  Today, while working on my laptop (Vista), I accidentally pressed a key combination (Windows logo key+1) that caused PowerShell to fire! What gives? I don't recall configuring keyboard shortcuts for any of my applications. I checked all of PowerShell's shortcuts and found that none is configured to use keyboard shortcuts. I checked for that keystroke on my desktop computer (XP) and it didn't work. OK, there must be an application to list all registered keyboard shortcuts, so I googled for one. At first glance, I didn't find any. Then I made a second search for a...
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How to trick SCVMM prerequisites checking

December 21, 2008

The other day I was trying to install SCVMM Administrator Console on my machine. One of the software requirements for VMM is Windows PowerShell v1. I got this error in the prerequisites dialog: Doe's this mean we can't have SCVMM installed side by side with newer versions of PowerShell? Apparently not. I had the same issue before when I tried to install Exchange 2007 admin tools while having PowerShell CTP 2 installed. Checking under the hood, using regmon, revealed that the installation is looking for a registry key named PID. I checked that key on a PowerShell...

Expert to Expert: Erik Meijer and Jeffrey Snover – Inside PowerShell

December 4, 2008

source Welcome to another edition of Expert to Expert. Once again the venerable language master Erik Meijer leads the conversation. This time, we're lucky enough to have PowerShell creator and Partner Architect Jeffrey Snover. Jeffrey is really passionate about PowerShell and has worked hard to see that his .NET shell scripting technology ships in Windows 7 (it is on by default in Windows 7 and is used by administration components of the new OS). Erik is a big fan of PowerShell (especially since the code name of PowerShell was "Monad") so we figured it would be...