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Powershell's Desired State Configuration Supports Push And Pull Modes

by João Miranda Follow 2 Followers on  Dec 16, 2013 2

The Windows PowerShell Blog has been writing about PowerShell's Desired State Configuration (DSC). DSC is the Microsoft's proposal for computer's configuration management on the Windows world. One of the last articles explains how DSC allows both push and pull configuration modes, two approaches with different pros and cons.

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Windows Azure SDK 2.2 Adds Visual Studio 2013, Integrated Sign-in and Filter Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 11, 2013

Microsoft has released Windows Azure SDK 2.2 with support for integrated sign-in, Visual Studio 2013 in addition to the ability to filter subscriptions/regions. The latest update also provides a set of pre-configured VM images of VS 2013 available within the Windows Azure Management Portal for use by MSDN subscribers.

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Windows Management Framework 4.0 Adds New PowerShell Features, Improvements and Documentation

by Anand Narayanaswamy Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 30, 2013 1

Microsoft has released Windows Management Framework 4.0 with updated versions of Windows PowerShell and its companion products in addition to release notes and quick reference guide to enable users to get start with WMF 4.

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PowerShell Tools for Visual Studio with Editor, Debugger Extensions and Project System Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy Follow 0 Followers on  Sep 25, 2013

PowerShell Tools for Visual Studio has been released with features such as syntax highlighting, IntelliSense, code folding, function navigation, script Output in addition to support for breakpoint, locals, stack frame and project system.

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TFS 2013 Power Tools Adds Check-in policies, Process Template Editor, Windows PowerShell Cmdlets

by Anand Narayanaswamy Follow 0 Followers on  Sep 20, 2013

Microsoft recently released Team Foundation Server 2013 Power Tools which includes best practices analyzer, check-in policies, process template editor, storyboard shapes, command line tool, Windows PowerShell Cmdlets, Windows Shell extension and work item templates.

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Windows Azure SDK 2.1 with VS 2013, VM, Notification Hub, Cloud Services, PowerShell cmdlets Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 02, 2013 1

Microsoft has released an updated version of Windows Azure SDK with support for Visual Studio 2013, service bus notification hub, cloud services, virtual machines including new cmdlets for PowerShell.

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Microsoft Refreshed Windows Azure with Point-to-Site, Dynamic DNS, Remote PowerShell and Ruby SDK

by Anand Narayanaswamy Follow 0 Followers on  May 06, 2013

The recently released update to Windows Azure includes improvements to virtual networks, virtual machines, cloud services, Linux SSH support, remote powershell in addition to a new SDK for Ruby developed in association with AppFog.

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Rackspace News: SDK for .NET, PowerClient and Mobile

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  May 04, 2013

Latest Rackspace developments include .NET SDK, PowerClient – a PowerShell-based management tool – and PHP mobile back-end.

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Release of the Microsoft Script Explorer Canceled

by Jonathan Allen Follow 53 Followers on  Apr 17, 2013

Microsoft has canceled the release of their Script Explorer. This tool was designed to make it easier to find PowerShell scripts located in either public repositories (e.g. TechNet Script Center and PoshCode) or a company’s internal collection.

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Amazon Web Services Launches AWS Tools For Windows PowerShell

by Matthias Marschall Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 18, 2013

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has released tools for the Windows PowerShell scripting environment to enhance support for Windows administrators' management of cloud infrastructure.

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WMF 3.0 RTM Including PowerShell 3.0 Now Available

by Jenni Konrad Follow 0 Followers on  Sep 12, 2012

Windows Management Framework 3.0 features PowerShell 3.0, the command-line scripting tool for system administrators. Also included are updates to WMI, WinRM, and a new OData IIS extension.

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DevOps With PowerShell 3

by Roopesh Shenoy Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 07, 2012

PowerShell 3 integrates with Windows Workflow Foundation, Task Scheduler and comes with new features such as easier scripting, 10x more cmdlets and tool building enhancements. These make PowerShell even more useful for DevOps, says Jeffrey Snover, Lead Architect for Windows Server Division.

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Web Deploy 3.0 Adds IIS8 Support

by Jenni Konrad Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 22, 2012

Microsoft recently announced the Release Candidate of Web Deploy 3.0, their tool for packaging and deploying web applications. The new version includes support for IIS8 on Windows Server 8, PowerShell cmdlets, and automated backup.

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More on Windows Workflow Foundation Support for PowerShell 3

by Jonathan Allen Follow 53 Followers on  Mar 26, 2012

Microsoft is starting to release more details on Windows PowerShell Workflow. Also known as PSWF, this feature of PowerShell 3 allows administrators to “reliably executing long-running tasks across multiple computers, devices or IT processes”. Since we are talking about Windows Workflow, the term “long-running” can mean hours or even days.

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Thoughtworks Technology Radar March 2012

by Craig Smith Follow 3 Followers on  Mar 22, 2012 7

ThoughtWorks recently published the latest update to its Technology Radar; a report produced to help technology decision makers understand emerging trends in software development techniques, tools, languages and platforms. There are some interesting observations of interest to Agile software development teams.

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