Using PowerShell to generate a large test CSV file with random data

I recently posted a new blog that shows how to load a very large CSV file into Excel, breaking the limit of 1 million rows in a single Excel sheet. If you haven’t seen it, you should check it out: Loading CSV/text files with more than a million rows into Excel. One of the challenges for…

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PowerShell script organizes pictures in your OneDrive camera roll folder

I just published a new PowerShell script that organizes pictures in your OneDrive camera roll folder. It creates folders named after the year and month, then moves picture files to them. Existing files will be renamed in case of conflict. Empty folders left behind after the files are moved will be removed.  It defaults to…

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SNIA's SDC 2016: Public slides and live streaming for Storage Developer Conference

SNIA’s Storage Developer Conference (SDC 2016) is happening this week in Santa Clara, CA. This developer-focused conference cover several storage topics like Cloud, File Systems, NVM, Storage Management, and more. You can see the agenda at http://www.snia.org/events/storage-developer/agenda/2016   However, there a few thing happening differently this time around. First, most of the slides are available…

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The ABC language, thirty years later...

Back in March 1986, I was in my second year of college (Data Processing at the Universidade Federal do Ceara in Brazil). I was also teaching programming night classes at a Brazilian technical school. On that year, I created a language called ABC, complete with a little compiler. It compiled the ABC code into pseudo code…

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Raw notes from the Storage Developer Conference 2015 (SNIA SDC 2015)

Notes and disclaimers: This blog post contains raw notes for some of the SNIA’s SDC 2015 presentations (SNIA’s Storage Developers Conference 2015) These notes were typed during the talks and they may include typos and my own misinterpretations. Text in the bullets under each talk are quotes from the speaker or text from the speaker…

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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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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…

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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…

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