Originally, this post was going to be about GUIs, but after waking up this morning and seeing a comment on Part 28, I figured that I’d address that comment in this post. Paul Bendall writes: But how does an ITPro without a developer background start to use MSDN and understand terminology such as static, override, […]

While talking with Hal and Jonathan on the PowerScripting podcast, I was asked the question “What is .NET?” Of course, I mentioned that it’s a framework, but then I choked… the .NET Framework is a huge thing to try to tackle like that, especially when talking with IT pros. Being a developer and working with […]

Much like the saying It takes a village to raise a child, it takes a community to raise a programming language. Without passionate people in that community, the word won’t spread and a language can die. Yesterday, I talked about some of the cool community resources and sites. Today, I want to salute those who […]

I’m watching this week’s episode of Glee again while writing this post, and the “I Love New York/New York, New York” mashup really inspired this title. I have to give a shoutout to my dad in the title, as while he isn’t technologically inclined, he taught me the value of networking and establishing relationships. He […]

Have you found yourself writing PowerShell objects that you’d love to share with others? What’s the best way to get these things distributable? Well… with PowerShell 2.0, you have two different types of packaging – snap-ins and modules. Snap-ins Snap-ins were available in PowerShell 1.0 and are still supported in PowerShell 2.0. In order for […]

Here’s hoping the PowerShell community doesn’t block me from their websites for my awful taste of music. 😉 Today’s topic is the ISE, the Integrated Scripting Environment. This PowerShell host application, written in WPF, is new as of PowerShell v2.0. In this post, we will look at some of my favorite features. Panes As one […]

Sorry I’m not home right now Walking into IIS Webs Just leave a message and I’ll call you back – No Doubt, if they were techies So today we’re going to look into the IIS provider in PowerShell. If you aren’t familiar with PowerShell providers, check out Matt’s post on PowerShell providers. If you’re dealing […]

Matt and I really are huge fans of PowerShell providers. After talking about them in general and focusing on the registry provider, you think that we’d stop. But no… there are two more days of this talk of providers – Matt is going to talk about the Active Directory provider today, and I’m going to […]

Yesterday, Matt and I talked about providers, and I mentioned that I wasn’t going to go on talking about the registry provider, as that’s what Matt is talking about today! What’s nice is that you don’t have to type out HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and HKEY_CURRENT_USER while working with this provider. You can refer to them by HKLM […]

Today, Matt is going to tell you about the awesomeness known as PowerShell providers. I have to admit that providers really are helpful. Sure, there are the PowerShell-specific providers – Alias, Function, and Variable. These can tap into the PowerShell system and help you determine what aliases, functions, and variables already exist. But then there […]