The PowerGUI Challenge 2010 contest

Monday, September 27, 2010

Get a chance to win some money by having fun with PowerShell and PowerGUI. Quest has announced The PowerGUI challenge contest (October 15 to November 15) and you can win a lot of prizes. All you have to do is write a PowerPack or an Add-on, if your entry makes it into the top 10 in they will be judged by the contest judges panel which includes: Jeffrey Snover, Hemant Mahawar, Don Jones, Jeffery Hicks, Shay Levy, Brandon Shell, Aleksandar Nikolic, and Marco Shaw. Head over to the PowerGUI Challenge contest page and read...
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New PowerGUI Script Editor Add-on

Saturday, July 10, 2010

When you’re working with the PowerGUI script editor, writing new stuff or debugging your scripts, you have several options to run/debug your code:     As you can see there are two keyboard shortcuts to run code (F5 and CTRL+F5) and there’s one more to execute selected code (CTRL+F7). When I debug my scripts in the script editor I prefer to use just one shortcut, if there is some selected code run it (Execute Selection) otherwise run everything (Start Debugging). We can set the same shortcut for both actions in the editor (...

Alias expansion in PowerGUI Script Editor

Thursday, July 8, 2010

In a previous post I wrote about the new PowerGUI Script Editor SDK and showed an example of creating a new Toolbar with one command to expand aliases in the code pane. The ExpandAlias command is now available as an Add-on.   The Add-on module creates a new menu item under the Tools menu and assign it a keyboard shortcut (Control+E).   Write some code that contain aliases in the script editor code pane   Click on the ExpandAlias menu item (or press CTRL+E) to...
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PowerGUI – Take control of the script editor

Thursday, July 1, 2010

In his PowerShell Editor Roundup: PowerGUI Pro blog post, Don mentions that PowerGUI's script editor lacks the ability to resolve 'alias-to-cmdlet'. Luckily we don't have to wait for next releases of PowerGUI or submit feature requests to have that functionality available. Starting with the latest product release, PowerGUI 2.1, we now have the option to extend the Script Editor with our own solutions using the new Script Editor SDK! The Editor SDK allows us to create Add-Ons, add and remove menus and menu items, toolbar buttons, and a lot more. In this post I'm going to create...

And the winners are…

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Quest announced the winners of its PowerPack Challenge 2009. Check out the great PowerPacks submitted by the participants, they are available on You’ll probably find a pack that solves a challenge you face in your environment.   The winners are: Most Active Participant - Adam Murray - IIS7 Powerpack Second Most Active Participant - Shannon Ma - NetPoint PowerPack for Windows Management Best PowerPack - Alan Renouf - Virtu-Al.Net VMware Virtual Infrastructure / vSphere scripts     Honorable Mention:...
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Are you the Ultimate Script Warrior?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

If your answer is positive then Quest Software’s PowerPack Challenge 2009 is for you. Quest Software is sponsoring this contest where you can test your PowerShell scripting skills and get paid. Just create some cool PowerShell scripts using Quest’s PowerGUI , and then post them to their site. Winners can receive up to $1,000 USD to spend on The event details and rules can be found HERE and on Dmitry’s blog as well, and in this year’s event I’m participating in the contest judges panel :) To create a PowerPack, download PowerGUI , the ultimate scripting tool. Then, show...
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PowerGUI 1.9

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Keep your eyes open on the website, v1.9 will be released sometime next week or so. Lots of goodies :)
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Using Help in PowerShell ISE

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE) comes with a graphical help file (chm) which contains complete help for PowerShell as well as help for using ISE. The help file is located under C:\Windows\Help\Mui\<LCID>. To invoke help, press F1: ISE’s help is also context-sensitive in terms of cmdlet names. If you press F1 while your mouse cursor is positioned inside a cmdlet name, help is displayed for the corresponding cmdlet: Note: Context sensitive help doesn’t work for aliases, more on this below. You can also disable local help and force ISE to get help directly from Technet: $psISE.Options.LocalHelp = $false Now, verify...

PowerGUI Quick Video Tips

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Darin Pendergraft, PowerGUI’s Product Manager in a series of PowerGUI Quick Tips.     Downloading and Installing   Script Editor Features   Working with columns in the grid   Generating Reports   Setting Filters in the grid
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