Tag Archives: Idera

Idera’s PowerShell Plus Editor Now Free for All


Idera’s gone and made PowerShell Plus free. Given that it’s been updated to support PowerShell v3, this will probably become many folks’ go-to editor (PowerGUI, the former champ, is more or less out of development and hasn’t been updated for v3).

Idera says:

“Idera is dedicated to providing products that help our customers and community members be successful in their jobs,” said Rick Pleczko, CEO of Idera. “PowerShell Plus is a proven and essential productivity tool so we wanted to get it into the hands of IT professionals everywhere. It also complements our sponsorship of the PowerShell.com community, which features forums and resources for novice to advanced PowerShell users.”

Idera runs PowerShell.com, which features a bevy of Q&A forums and daily “PowerTips.” Regarding PowerShell Plus:

PowerShell Plus features a powerful interactive console, an advanced script editor and debugger, and a comprehensive interactive learning center integrated into a single product. It helps administrators and developers quickly learn and master PowerShell, while also dramatically increasing the productivity of expert users. The new version, PowerShell Plus 4.6, has been certified on Windows 8. It includes revised and expanded script libraries for SQL Server and SharePoint 2010. Additionally, the System Explorer now features SQL Server and Share Point 2010 plug-ins that help manage SQL Server instances and SharePoint 2010 farms.

You can read the entire press release, and access the download page, on Idera’s Web site.

Episode 63 – PowerShell MVP Brandon Shell


A Podcast about Windows PowerShell.

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In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast we talk to Brandon Shell about Active Directory support in PowerShell V2

News

This segment is brought to you by Idera:

Want to make Windows PowerShell easier than ever to learn and master? Checkout Idera’s PowerShellPlus Professional Edition which is now available for download! The new version has vastly improved code completion and a slick interactive Learning Center. Go to www.idera.com/PodcastPeople to get your copy today!

  • EBGreen on the PowerShellCommunity is trying to get a St. Louis Script Club together. If you are in his neck of the woods, get in touch!
  • PowerShell UG meeting on Mar26th
  • Congrats to Jeffrey Snover: Distinguished Engineer !
  • SDM Software has released version 1.3 of the GPMC cmdlets. Free download!
  • You can influence the PowerShell Cookbook V2
  • PowerShell in Action MEAP news:
    • “As with the first edition, the plan for this book is to be a definitive “details” book which means that it will continue to be a bit much for an “absolute beginner” but someone with scripting/programming experience should be fine. (Let me know if I’m getting it wrong.) And again, I will try to include the rationale behind why things are the way they are. I find that this type of elaboration really helps me become comfortable with a topic. Hopefully readers find it likewise helpful.

      As to what I’m covering, I expect to do a *lot* on modules as they have turned out to be rather more complex then I’d really like. Remoting is also an area that I expect to cover in depth (though I think our docs should be pretty good in this area as the writers got reasonable lead time on this stuff.) I’m also thinking it might be useful to cover some more advanced programmer-oriented topics like constrained runspaces and the new hosting APIs. I’ll cover the new WMI stuff, the BITS cmdlets and WSMAN cmdlets and provider which are part of the core OS. What I don’t plan to cover (at least not deeply) are a lot of the new server features that use PowerShell simply because each of these features (AD, IIS, the new Exchange stuff, etc.) will require a book on their own.”

       

       

Interview 

This segment is brought to you by SAPIEN Technologies.

  • glnsize : ## what do you think of the move to web services vs the traditional ADSI
  • rfoust: ## how flexible are the new cmdlets?
  • rfoust : ## think we will ever see true dynamic groups in AD? (i dont mean the fake app dynamic groups thing)
  • glnsize : ##do the official cmdlets fill the gaps that quest left out… forest fismo stuff?
  • cerobins : ## Is there a way to force AD replication? A quick look in the current stuff and coming AD cmdlets didn’t tell me anything
  • rfoust : ## will quest cmdlets become irrelevant?
  • glnsize : ## will the new cmdlets work with 2k3?
  • rfoust : ## are the cmdlets just for querying/setting AD stuff, or is dcdiag, etc being rewritten?
  • aleksandar : ## what are the requirements for MS AD cmdlets?
  • rfoust : ## will the ad cmdlets run on 2003/xp?
  • glnsize : ## in yuor opinion is this exchange or IIS (you know what i mean)
  • rfoust : ## so you can’t override defaults by setting something somewhere
  • rfoust : ## expected performance of these cmdlets vs. old utilities?
  • rfoust : ## i guess these cmdlets will work on DC’s back to 2000? (hopefully nobody is still running 2000…but…)
  • mkline : ## 5 years down the road, where do you see those that havne’t embraced powershell
  • rfoust : ## cmdlets will work cross-forest?
  • mkline : ## hopefully not OT, is the powershell university course from Sapien any good?
  • cerobins : http://blogs.msdn.com/adpowershell/archive/2009/02/25/ad-powershell-quick-start-guide.aspx
  • mkline : good quick video over at TechNet Edge on recychle bin http://edge.technet.com/Media/Active-Directory-Recycle-Bin 
  • rfoust : ## are ad cmdlets transactional?

Resources

When it comes to scripting, you’re a warrior. But mighty warriors need mighty tools!

For awesome PowerShell scripting, nothing matches the might of Quest’s PowerGUI. Versatile and easy to use, PowerGUI helps you build commanding scripts that leverage PowerShell’s strength across the enterprise. Now, ruling your domain is easier than ever.

Is your scripting might equal to the challenge? Put the power in your hands – download PowerGUI today.

 

Tips 

One-Liner

  • On StackOverflow there’s a one-liner to list all COM objects on a system. This was sent in by Steve Murawski from Mind of Root.

 

 

Episode 56 – James Kovacs talks about PSake


A Podcast about Windows PowerShell.

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In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast we talk to developer James Kovacs about his PowerShell build tool, psake.

News

This segment is brought to you by Idera:

Want to make Windows PowerShell easier than ever to learn and master? Checkout Idera’s PowerShellPlus Professional Edition which is now available for download! The new version has vastly improved code completion and a slick interactive Learning Center. Go to www.idera.com/PodcastPeople to get your copy today!

Interview

When it comes to scripting, you’re a warrior. But mighty warriors need mighty tools! For awesome PowerShell scripting, nothing matches the might of Quest’s PowerGUI. Versatile and easy to use, PowerGUI helps you build commanding scripts that leverage PowerShell’s strength across the enterprise. Now, ruling your domain is easier than ever.

Is your scripting might equal to the challenge? Put the power in your hands – download PowerGUI today

James  Kovacs , B.Sc., M.Sc., MCSD, MCT

Primary Profile:

James Kovacs is an independent architect, developer, trainer, and jack-of-all-trades specializing in agile development using the .NET Framework. He is passionate about helping developers create flexible software using test-driven development (TDD), unit testing, object-relational mapping, dependency injection, refactoring, continuous integration, and related techniques. He assists clients in building smart clients, web applications, web services, and even full-fledged servers using the .NET Framework and Microsoft server technologies.

You can listen to him and his fellow plumbers, John and Bil on their podcast, Plumbers at Work – http://www.plumbersatwork.com – which is syndicated by MSDN Canada Community Radio. He is a frequent speaker at user groups and events. He published an article on memory leaks in managed code in MSDN Magazine (http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/07/01/ManagedLeaks/default.aspx).

James is a Microsoft MVP – Solutions Architect and card-carrying member of ALT.NET – a group of software professionals continually looking for more effective ways to develop applications.. He holds a variety of designations, including MCP, MCAD, MCSD, and MCT. He received his Bachelors degree from the University of Toronto and his Masters degree from Harvard University.

  • stevenmurawski: ##how does psake differ from tools like Nant and MSBuild?
  • stevenmurawski: ##Do you think there is an advantage to using psake over Nant and MSBuild?
  • stevenmurawski: ##MSBuild and Nant have a number of tasks (included and community provided), is there a task library for psake under development, or do we have to start from scratch?
  • stevenmurawski: ##if you are calling MSBuild from psake, aren’t you adding a layer of complexity to your build process?
  • ebgreen: ##So something like a DSL for builds?
  • ## what in your background makes you concerned with the pains of deploying apps in the enterprise?

Resources

Admin Script Editor (which recently received Windows IT Pro’s top award) provides a true integrated scripting environment for PowerShell.  Advanced features include an integrated PowerShell debugger, advanced code generating tools for Active Directory, Databases, XML files and more.  Let’s not forget about the exclusive PowerShell forms designer.  Come see for yourself– Admin Script Editor v3.5 is availble for a 45 day trial at AdminScriptEditor.com.

Tips

Gotcha


Episode 44 – Tobias Weltner gives an inside look at PowerShell Plus


A Podcast about Windows PowerShell.

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In This Episode

Today we have an interview with Tobias Weltner the developer of PowerShell Plus as well as tips, resources and news. We also have some winners in our review contest.

News

Quest Software is offering Powerscripting Podcast listeners a free copy of Jeffery Hicks new book, Managing Active Directory with Windows PowerShell: TFM from Sapien Press. Visit quest.com/powerscripting to register for your copy, before they run out. While you’re there download their free graphical user interface, script editor and Active Directory commands.

Interview

This segment is brought to you by Idera:


We had a great time interviewing Tobias Weltner about PowerShellPlus. Hope you enjoy!
Want to make Windows PowerShell easier than ever to learn and master?  Checkout Idera’s PowerShellPlus Professional Edition which is now available for download! The new version has vastly improved code completion and a slick interactive Learning Center.  Go to www.idera.com/PodcastPeople  to get your copy today!


For listeners of this podcast only, Idera is offering a special price $79 per copy until October 12, 2008.   Don’t wait!  Download your free trial and take advantage of this great offer today!

Resources

Tips

  • A question from Phactotum (a fellow IBMer with Hal) about how to take data in a CSV and act on it turned into a blog post by Hal.

Contest

We’re happy to announce the winners of our SAPIEN book giveaway:

  • David Travis wrote a great review in iTunes!
  • David Moravec  wrote a review on his blog. I thought it was cool to see that we have at least one listener in the Czech Republic!

Episode 41 – Jeff Hicks “I am Ironman”


A Podcast about Windows PowerShell.

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In This Episode

Today on the PowerScripting Podcast we are interviewing Jeffrey Hicks from SAPIEN Technologies. We’ve also got news, resources, and tips!

News

The news is brought to you today by iTripoli

What can you really do with PowerShell?  With Admin Script Editor the question becomes what can’t you do with PowerShell?  Besides all the advanced code generating tools this is the only tool offering a true PowerShell Forms Designer.  To illustrate what can be done the guys at iTripoli created a full-featured MP3/Podcast player written entirely in PowerShell and delivered as a single script.  Check it out at adminscripteditor.com/player.

Interview

This segment is brought to you by Idera

What’s better than getting the new version of PowerShellPlus for $79? …… Getting it for FREE! … Dr. Tobias Weltner, well-known PowerShell guru, has partnered with Idera Software to bring you PowerShellPlus Professional Edition. The new version has vastly improved code completion and a slick interactive help center.  Idera is offering listeners of this podcast a special deal. Download the beta during the month of September and while supplies last, you will get PowerShellPlus for free! To get this offer, go to www.idera.com/podcastpeople to download the beta.

Questions for our guest:

  1. Been in IT for 17 yrs, deployment, AD, Exchange.
  2. Works for SAPIEN full time as a Scripting Guru
  3. PowerShell MVP
  4. Columns
    1. Mr. Roboto column for Redmond Mag (http://redmondmag.com)
    2. "Professor PowerShell" for MCP Mag.
    3. Realtime Publishers, "Practical PowerShell"
  5. Latest book: Managing Active Directory with PowerShell: TFM
    1. ADSI
    2. Quest cmdlets, SDM, PSCX
  6. glnsize : ##really quest over [adsi], did i hear that right
  7. rfoust : ## what’s the coolest script you’ve written
  8. Pasdargent : ## What need did PowerShell immediately meet for you that VBScript lacked?
  9. gaurhoth : ## Do you personally prefer VBScript or Powershell at this point?
  10. glnsize : ##what is your "wish microsoft would do that" cmdlet
    1. Get-Beer!
  11. Kryten: The Sapien Powershell Online Training. How did he feel it went? Will there be more courses? How does he think it might be improved?
  12. Kryten: Will there be any possibility of training in Europe? Tell us more about these ‘Boot Camps’ they run.
  13. Kryten: What can we say to our employers to get them to buy this training?
  14. Kryten: Why not issue training certificates Eg Sapien Certified Powershell Scripter(!). Something that we can stick in out resume’
  15. trac3r726 : ## How much to they Cost?
    1. go to ScriptingOutpost.com or ScriptingTraining.com
  16. meson : ## Will they ever come to Atlanta?
  17. rfoust : ## is on-site training available?
  18. Kryten: Where are ppl going WRONG when they try to learn Powershell? What are the 5 biggest mistakes, or misconceptions that walk into his classroom?
  19. aleksandar : ## if jeff can improve something in quest cmdlets what would that be?
    1. They need infrastructure cmdlets. The cmdlets there are great, but there’s nothing for creating sites, subnets, replication, etc.
  20. jpavleck : ## What is the huge difference between x86 and x64 snapins, and why aren’t there any available for x64
  21. rfoust : ## whats the best way to handle script revision management in a large environment?  subversion?
    1. source control
    2. PrimalScript does support VSS, SVN and others
  22. jpavleck : ## How do you figure out if you should be using a vbscript, posh or a C# app – especially when it comes to going overboard with a posh script
    1. JH: very good question, will be future blog post
    2. vbscript: end user related, login scripts, configuring user’s desktop
    3. powershell: managing server, services, resources, disks
    4. compiled: run something as a service
  23. rfoust : ## how to determine when to write a script or a function?
  24. meson : ## Do you have problems with wanting to write scripts for CTP2 but having to write version 1 scripts for the masses?
  25. aleksandar : ## name the chapter in the latest book that has given you the hardest time
    1. AD permissions are HARD
    2. Group Policy chapter was time consuming and tedious
  26. DManVid : ##  (Get-QADUser <name>).MemberOf  does not list the Primary Group of the user
  27. jpavleck : ## Don’t suppose the book has anything about System Center Operations Manager in it, hrm?
  28. meson : ## what application (ie robocopy) would you like to see as a cmdlet?
    1. netsh.exe
    2. DNS, DHCP
    3. (hal) 2008 new cmds
  29. rfoust : ## what blogs and forums do you read on a daily basi
    s?
    1. (get his blogroll url)
  30. meson : ## So what new Sapien books are being written?
  31. When will your book be available?
    1. By the time you hear this podcast!
  32. Pasdargent : ## What PowerShell cmdlet or script could you not live without (day to day)?
    1. Get-Member
    2. Get-WMIObject
  33. What superhero are you most like?
  34. Where to find Jeff:
    1. twitter.com/jeffhicks
    2. blog.sapien.com
    3. scriptinganswers.com forums
Resource

This segment is brought to you by Quest

Do you have what it takes to be the ultimate script warrior? Find out with Quest’s PowerPack Challenge ’08.

Quest Software is sponsoring a PowerShell Scripting contest where you can test your skills and get paid. Just create some cool PowerShell scripts using Quest’s PowerGUI and then post them to our site. You’ll get a score and our celebrity judges will weigh in as well.

Do you have the muscle to bring home the prize? Check out the details here.

One-Liner

This one-liner to start a process on a remote PC was submitted by jpavlek

([WMICLASS]"\$computerROOTCIMV2:win32_process").Create("notepad")