Drive Performance Report Generator – PowerShell script using DiskSpd by Arnaud Torres

Arnaud Torres is a Senior Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft in France who sent me the PowerShell script below called “Drive Performance Report Generator”. He created the script to test a wide range of profiles in one run to allow people to build a baseline of their storage using DiskSpd.EXE. The script is written in PowerShell…

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Using PowerShell and Excel PivotTables to understand the files on your disk

  Introduction I am a big fan of two specific technologies that usually don’t get mentioned together: PowerShell and Excel PivotTables. It started when I was explaining PivotTables to someone and the main issue I had was finding a good set of example data that is familiar to everyone. That’s when it hit me. People…

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Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage PowerShell cmdlet popularity

If you follow the blog, you probably saw a little PowerShell script I published a while back to measure the popularity of the cmdlets in a certain module using a Bing search. As an example, that blog showed the popularity of the cmdlets in the SmbShare module. Now I got curious about how the cmdlets…


Microsoft SQL Server 2014 PowerShell cmdlet popularity

If you follow the blog, you probably saw a little PowerShell script I published a while back to measure the popularity of the cmdlets in a certain module using a Bing search. As an example, that blog showed the popularity of the cmdlets in the SmbShare module. Now I got curious about how the cmdlets…


Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 PowerShell cmdlet popularity

  If you follow the blog, you probably saw a little PowerShell script I published a while back to measure the popularity of the cmdlets in a certain module using a Bing search. As an example, that blog showed the popularity of the cmdlets in the SmbShare module.   Now I got curious about how…


Microsoft Ignite 2015 sessions related to OneDrive and SharePoint

  Microsoft Ignite 2015 was a great event, but there were so many sessions that it was truly impossible to watch everything that looked interesting. However, all sessions were recorded and by now they should be available on Channel 9 for streaming. Even with all the recordings available, it’s hard to find the links to all…


PowerShell script used in the Windows Server 2016 TP2 Storage QoS demo at MSIgnite

  This is the Windows PowerShell script I used in the Microsoft Ignite 2015 session on Storage QoS: Hyper-V Storage Performance with Storage Quality of Service. You can also find that demo video by itself at Windows Server 2016 TP2 Storage QoS: Managing with a PowerShell script.   The script is fairly straightforward, but there…