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BSonPosh Module goes beta

I am releasing a beta of my BSonPosh module. This is a early release and may have some bugs that need to be tweaked. It may also be missing some functionality and help files. If you would like participate in the beta send me an email via my contact form and I will shoot you a copy.

I am looking for any feedback. Specifically if you think any thing is missing 🙂

Here is a list of the functions/cmdlets provided by the module:

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ConvertTO-DistinguishedName
ConvertTo-DNSName
ConvertTo-Name
ConvertTo-NetbiosName
ConvertTo-Sid
ConvertTo-UACFLag
Format-XML
Get-ADACL
Get-ADSchema
Get-ADSchemaClass
Get-ADSchemaProperty
Get-Assemblies
Get-BSonPosh
Get-DC
Get-DCConnectionObject
Get-Forest
Get-RebootTime
Get-Routetable
Get-SiteLink
Get-SysInternals
Get-TraceFile
Get-Uptime
Get-WindowsUpdate
Import-BSonPosh
Invoke-uac
Invoke-WhoAmI
New-ADACE
Resolve-Host
Select-LargeFiles
Set-ADACL
Set-DCConnectionOption
Set-SiteLink
Start-TS
Test-ADReplication
Test-Host
Test-LdapFilter
Trace-LDAP
update-Gac

blog: XenApp cmdlet beta? when?

I suspect they will be available in beta form in the next month or so. If I hear any firmish dates I will let you know.

Either way… I can assure you it is worth the wait. This is good stuff :)

XenApp cmdlet beta… when?

I suspect they will be available in beta form in the next month or so. If I hear any firmish dates I will let you know.

Either way… I can assure you it is worth the wait. This is good stuff 🙂

Citrix News! I have join the Citrix Technology Professional ranks!

I was notified last week, but I wanted to wait till my profile was up on the site. For those of you wondering what in the heck that is… it is basically Citrix version of the MVP program. It will allow me to interact more directly with Citrix. I am sure this will be a mutually beneficial relationship. They have made a huge stake in Powershell and I want to do my best to help direct or guide their adoption.

You can read more about the program Here.

In other news and more important to you as a reader :)

Citrix is working on a set of Powershell cmdlets for XenApp 5 (most of them should work in XenApp 4.5 if you have HR3 installed.) We have been in closed beta, but I have got to tell you… this is good stuff. They did a stellar job and have been very open to feedback. These cmdlets should make my scripts obsolete and I am very much looking forward to it. I will be releasing details and demo's as soon as I am allowed.

OH! Did I mention I am doing a Geek Speak Session at Synergy? Well I am!

At this point I just know I am on Wednesday at some time, but I will be there all week if you around. Just email!

Lets show them we Powershell people are serious! Vote for my session here: VOTE!

Citrix News! I have join the Citrix Technology Professional ranks!

I was notified last week, but I wanted to wait till my profile was up on the site. For those of you wondering what in the heck that is… it is basically Citrix version of the MVP program. It will allow me to interact more directly with Citrix. I am sure this will be a mutually beneficial relationship. They have made a huge stake in Powershell and I want to do my best to help direct or guide their adoption.

You can read more about the program Here.

In other news and more important to you as a reader 🙂

Citrix is working on a set of Powershell cmdlets for XenApp 5 (most of them should work in XenApp 4.5 if you have HR3 installed.) We have been in closed beta, but I have got to tell you… this is good stuff. They did a stellar job and have been very open to feedback. These cmdlets should make my scripts obsolete and I am very much looking forward to it. I will be releasing details and demo’s as soon as I am allowed.

OH! Did I mention I am doing a Geek Speak Session at Synergy? Well I am!

At this point I just know I am on Wednesday at some time, but I will be there all week if you around. Just email!

Lets show them we Powershell people are serious! Vote for my session here: VOTE!

Cool new changes plan for Win7 RCx

A few more changes from Beta to RC…

I think I will use most of the new features but of course I think this is the best 🙂

By default PowerShell in Beta launched a streamlined console. Customers could load optional modules via distinct shortcuts in the Start Menu. We heard from you that this was a confusing experience. Additionally, PowerShell did not surface a way to launch related tasks such as the Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE) from within their console experience. PowerShell now has a robust Jump List that affords a method to load modules, launch the ISE and open documentation.

My R2/Win7 Experience

I have now been using Windows 2008 R2 for 2 months and Windows 7 client for about a month (two weeks on my production laptop) and I have to say I am thoroughly impressed. I have beta tested every MS OS since 2000 and this is the first time I can honestly say I am excited.

Lets start with Window 2008 R2.
This OS is rock solid. They could release it now and I think it would fair very well. It has enough of a feature increase it is worth the upgrade. I was impressed with 2008 but R2 simply blows it away. It is quicker and I love the taskbar. I am a bit OCD when it comes to my computer and R2 caters to this quite nicely. I wouldn’t be fooling anyone if I didn’t say I was excited about the native Powershell support, but I think that goes without mention. All and all… it is has exceeded any expectations I had. I haven’t had a chance to play with the advance functionality that was introduced, but I plan to get to that this week.

The client…
All I can say is WOW! I think this is first time MS changed the interface in a way that was simply just better. We all know MS has a way of changing the interface that drives people crazy, but this time the changes are relatively noninvasive and worth the aggravation of learning. They truly help efficiency and finally allow keyboard jockeys to put down the mouse and move seamlessly around the screen and apps with keyboard strokes. Some of the new changes seem trivial and just eye candy, but once you get a hold of the usefulness of the new GUI it will change the way you use your computer. GUI changes aren’t the only thing that is noticeable in Win7, the performance is awesome and everything seems snappier. I haven’t got to use the enterprise usability yet, but I hope to get a beta going at work.

Both
The last thing and this goes for both R2/Win7 is User Account Control (UAC.) This was introduced in Vista and while the idea was good, the execution was… ummmm, less than grand. The new OS’s continue down the UAC path (as they should) but have made the process more intelligent and it doesn’t annoy you as much.

The Future
These products are both Beta1 and I would guess a year or so off, but if the final product is even as good as the beta… it will be awesome. Shortly, I hope to start reviewing all the new Powershell cmdlets (+100) soon.