Episode 52 - CloudBerry Labs

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Today on the PowerScripting Podcast we interview Michael Farnia from CloudBerry Labs. Plus our usual news, resources, and tips.

News

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  • SAN vendor Compellent has just released a snapin with over 60-cmdlets.
  • SAPIEN's blog has some details about new features coming in 2009.
    • object browser
    • cmdlet tree
    • embedded console
  • Dmitry points us to a post on the PowerGUI.org forums with details of version 1.2 of their AD cmdlets.
    • Due Q1 or early Q2 2009
    • "Release would add some additional AD management cmdlets (like tombstone enumeration and un-delete), additional filtering when enumerating group memberships, user-friendly filtering by creation and last modification time, etc. More would come for proxy mode, in particular access to ActiveRoles Server change history storage and approval tasks queue. Also, we are going to make another iteration with performance optimization."
  • Back on Nov 21st, Joel released a new version of his Get-DNS cmdlet which works like dig on Linux.

Interview

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.

  • CloudBerry Labs: http://www.cloudberrylab.com/
  • The snapin http://www.cloudberrylab.com/?id=14
  • JeffHicks : ##I don't know much about Amazon's S3 service.  What is it  and why would I care as a Windows admin?
  • rfoust : ## how does authentication work?
  • rfoust: ## can you be connected to two accounts at once?
  • rfoust : ## is the powershell support cmdlets or scripts or both?
  • ustreamer-62178 : ## will your cloudberry stuff support Rackspace's cloud?
  • rfoust : ## can it auto recover from failed transfers?
  • cartershanklin : ## Are they looking to do more than storage? Deploy apps to EC2? Or anything else with EC2?
  • JeffHicks : ##do the powershell cmdlets duplicate everything you can do in the GUI? Or ore are the extra features in the GUI or PowerShell onl?
  • cartershanklin : ## No extensibility / API I mean
  • JeffHicks : ##how is their app licensed?
  • sepeck : ## Is this for v1 or v2 and anything related to the cloud computing tools announced with Azure at the MS PDC?

Resources

 

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Gotcha

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One-Liner

This was modified from an idea originally by the PowerShell Jedi. Go check out his new blog.

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About the Author

Jonathan Walz

Since March 2007, Jonathan Walz has been the co-host and technical brains for the PowerScripting Podcast. Conceived as a radio show for the PowerShell community, the podcast is the longest-lived PowerShell show in existence, and has featured dozens of weekly guests.