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Go get PowerGUI

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If you use PowerShell at all and you haven’t at least tried out PowerGUI, you’re missing out. It’s a great product. Think of it as an administrator’s Swiss Army knife. And now think of being able to easily snap new tools into that knife, have them work with each other, and customize them to your Read more...

FullArmor Workflow Studio supporting VMware’s PowerShell interface

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Beta 1 of FullArmor Workflow Studio 1.1 includes support for our PowerShell cmdlets. Workflow Studio lets you combine PowerShell automation with the power of workflows. Those of you who saw FullArmor’s Danny Kim demo the integration during our VMworld talk know just how powerful this is. Sorry, you can’t actually see the demo in the Read more...

PowerShell GUIs

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The PowerShell community has quite a few UI-driven or UI-friendly tools that work nicely with custom scripts. Examples include PowerGUI, PowerGadgets and Workflow Studio. In that spirit, I sometimes want an ad hoc UI for some of my management activities. The attached script lets me take data and wrap it in a super-simple UI. At Read more...

PowerShell Namespaces (RE: The trouble with the tribbles)

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Poshoholic raises the question of PowerShell namespaces. I’ve been thinking about this, too. I think it’s important for usability to keep the naming uncluttered, which is why you’ll find Get-VM as opposed to Get-VMWVM or some such in the VMworld presentation I posted last week. That said, the potential for naming collisions isn’t something to Read more...

New-HtmlHelp

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We noticed the Documentation One Liner topic over on the Windows PowerShell group’s blog. We don’t have a one-liner but we do have a little script that Angel, one of the team members, wrote to tackle the same problem. We chose to map the help into HTML in a javadoc-ish format. Below, you can see Read more...

“Hello World” | out-host

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PowerShell provides a great automation platform for Windows. At VMware, we’ve been exploring PowerShell interfaces for VMware Infrastructure and VMworld gave us a good opportunity to provide a sneak peek at some of the forms those interfaces could take. You can view the slides from that session here: Download VMworld2007_IO30.pdf In case you don’t feel Read more...