Tuesday, June 19, 2007

PowerGadgets MVP program

PowerGadgets has come out with an MVP program that offers a free NFR license for qualified individuals.

Quote: "Are you an influential IT professional, software vendor, UG leader or technology reviewer? Let us know and we may provide you with a FREE NFR copy of PowerGadgets."

You simply fill out a form online, and you should be contacted within a few days.

This is definitely a good way to spread the word.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Canadian PowerShell User Group

Anyone from Canada interested in starting up a Canadian PowerShell user group, please contact me by leaving a comment with your contact information. 

(I'll contact you directly without approving your comment, that way your comment & contact info won't appear here so I can't be blamed for any spam!)

Monday, June 11, 2007

Free PowerShell training in Moncton, NB (Canada)

I live near Moncton, NB (Canada).  I am offering free Windows PowerShell training to any one/any groups looking for in-house training.  Contact me if you're interested by adding a comment here.

My free offer is only available outside of regular business hours though.  For training during business hours, I would have to charge a fee (to replace my normal wages).

I am a technical reviewer...

Due to an NDA, I cannot release much information, but I can mention that I have been accepted as a technical reviewer for a new book from Sapien Technologies.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

PowerShell Remoting example

Just an example of running the new PowerShell Remoting product from /n software

What I'm doing below is SSH'ing to a remote server to run a single command.  I'm returned an object which I then use to further parse after.

I'm just querying a remote server for win32_processor to get the average load percentage of each CPU (4 in this example).

I could easily pump this value into something like PowerGadgets to keep an eye on the CPU utilization.

84# $load=invoke-ssh -server xxxx -user xxxx -password xxxx -command "gwmi win32_
processor" -timeout 30
Do you want to trust the certificate presented?
The server has presented the key below:
Fingerprint: B8:C5:E0:AA:AB:48:D4:F9:3D:D6:5B:FD:9C:5B:40:B6
[Y] Yes [N] No [S] Suspend [?] Help (default is "Y"):
85# ($load|%{if($_.text -like "*loadpercentage*"){$_.text}}).count
86# $load|%{if($_.text -like "*loadpercentage*"){[int]$loadt+=[int]$_.text.split(':')[1]}}
87# $loadt/4

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

PowerShell... From a BlackBerry!

Using a new PowerShell Remoting application (in beta) from /n software and Mobile SSH from Idokorro, I was able to to a remote SSH session from my BlackBerry to a remote Windows server and run PowerShell commands!

PowerShell Remoting basically gives you a regular terminal window (similar to Telnet), except you are in PowerShell.  No need for all the overhead of any kind of GUI, and you can run this from a mobile!

If you need PowerShell remoting *today*, you should check it out!