PowerShell and Kinect for Windows

I put together a script that will allow you to render skeleton joints right in your PowerShell console window.  Kinect sees the skelton and the PS processes it.  The code isn’t really polished yet so I am not ready to post it, but here is a little youtube video example of what it looks right…

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Upcoming Atlanta-Area PowerShell Event

Hey folks,  I am like the Dos Equis guy.  I don’t post often, but when I do, its about cool stuff 🙂 Yours truly is going to be delivering two sessions at the upcoming PowerShell Saturday event at the Microsoft Office in Alpharetta.  It should be a blast, and went really well in Ohio (Columbus) and North…

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The Get-MailboxStatistics Cmdlet, the TotalitemSize Property, and that pesky little “b”

In my experiences with Exchange and Powershell, I have definitely come across some interesting things.  One of strangest…or so I thought…was the fact that whenever I looked at mailbox size it had a funny little “b” at the end and seemed to be in bytes.  That little “b” though made converting that number to say…

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Quick Script to Edit a Single Attribute in AD on a Single User Account

There are no real dependencies for this script, PSv1 or v2, no snap-ins, no modules….just plain old PS (POPS 🙂 ).  No magic happening here, just some basic read-host and ADSI in play.  I wrote it for a colleague and thought I would share. #This will probably only work for strings and simple numbers and…

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Demo of PowerShell Pipeline Behavior – Asynchronous vs. Synchronous

When I teach PowerShell classes I sometimes get into a discussion on the more advanced topic (at least for a beginner class) of pipeline behavior in terms of running multiple elements of a pipe synchronously or asynchronously.  I usually have a tough time demo’ing this in a really meaningful way until this week. The challenge…

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Using Microsoft’s New AD PowerShell Cmdlets

In the past two weeks I have really started playing with the new AD PowerShell cmdlets from Microsoft.  I am really glad these cmdlets are finally here.  I will admit though, to get them working in my lab, it was not easy.  I cant blame this though on the cmdlets themselves, as my problems stemmed…

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Example for Identifying Domain Controller Subnet Membership with PowerShell

First of all let me thank Rich Doyle (a fellow PFE) for allowing me to post this script.  Rich writes some pretty kick-butt stuff and I know I speak for many of us that appreciate his help and his scripts! Now Rich claims he hacked this together and didn’t get around to polishing it up…

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Counting Public Folder SubFolders

This sample script was written by a brilliant fellow PFE named Chris Schrimsher.  Chris gave me permission to post this script out there to the two of you reading my posts…you know who you are 🙂 In this script there is a concept that he is using that I like.  He uses a hash table…

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List Mailbox Sizes for both Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2007

This is a script I put together because…well I don’t remember what prompted me to write it.  Who cares 🙂 This script uses the built-in cmdlets for Exchange 2007 find 2007 servers and legacy servers.  It then uses WMI to talk to the legacy servers to get the mailbox sizes.  Technically, this script requires Exchange…

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