Category Archives: PSCX

PowerShell Community Extensions Makes Hanselman’s 2009 Ultimate Developer Tools List

Both Windows PowerShell and PSCX made it into Scott Hanselman’s 2009 Ultimate Developer and Power Users Tool List for Windows.  w00t!

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PowerShell Community Extensions 1.2 Released

We have released PSCX 1.2 just in time for Windows 7 RTM availability on MSDN and TechNet.  Thanks to those folks who tried out the beta for the past three months!  And a huge thanks goes to PowerShell MVP Oisin Grehan who put a lot … Continue reading

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Tail-File Cmdlet Coming in PSCX 1.2

Occasionally I need to tail some very large log files over the network.  In this scenario, the standard PowerShell approach: PS> Get-ChildItem *.log | %{ Get-Content $_ | Select –Last 1 } just isn’t practical for performance reasons.  So the final … Continue reading

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PSCX Tips Part 2

This is a continuation of PSCX Tips Part 1.  Here are some more things you can do with the PowerShell Community Extensions. If you do .NET software development and partially strong name your assemblies then you know that at some … Continue reading

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PSCX Tips

We recently released a beta of the PowerShell Community Extensions that supports PowerShell V2 in addition to V1.   This version also supports 64-bit versions of Windows.  The primary purpose of PSCX is to flesh out the functionality of PowerShell such … Continue reading

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PSCX 1.2 Beta Available

Last night we released a beta of the PowerShell Community Extensions 1.2.  The release supports Windows PowerShell V2 and has better support for 64-bit Windows.  PowerShell MVP/Rockstar Oisin Grehan has added two very useful cmdlets to this release: Read-Archive and … Continue reading

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Image File Resizing Using the PowerShell Community Extensions

A reader asked me about using PowerShell to process image files.  While PowerShell doesn’t natively support doing this you could perform this task by using PowerShell’s support for .NET which supports image resizing.  However if you have the PowerShell Community … Continue reading

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PowerShell Community Extensions – It’s the Little Things

Today I was posting about an issue I was having with Team Foundation Server 2008 HTML alert emails that get generated for check-ins.  The second column in the details area of the email is way too narrow.  I was able … Continue reading

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XPath Expressions and PSCX’s Select-Xml

MoW wrote up a nice post on invoking XPATH expressions.  Check it out here.  Just wanted to let the PSCX users out there know that the equivalent of MoW’s PS I:\PowerShell> Function invoke-XpathExpression ([xml]$xml,$expression) { >> $xn = $xml.PSBase.CreateNavigator() >> … Continue reading

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Windows Powershell Virtual User Group Presentation

Here are the slides that I presented at today’s LiveMeeting.  Thanks to Marco Shaw for setting up the group! http://cid-5a8d2641e0963a97.skydrive.live.com/embedrowdetail.aspx/Public/PSCX.pptx

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