Monthly Archives: January 2014

Powershell in a Month Day 14 – WMI

This is part of my Powershell Challenge, to learn more about PowerShell (PoSh) using the Learn Windows Powershell 3 in a Month of Lunches book by Don Jones. Day 14 introduces us to Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI). Since many people … Continue reading

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Adding to SQL Server

The next version of SQL Server will release in a few months. Most of the development is complete, and the feature list is set for SQL Server 2014. However there is work already underway for a version of SQL Server … Continue reading

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Starting to Use Powershell

I have to admit that before the Powershell Challenge, I wasn’t really looking forward to using Powershell for much of anything. It looked cumbersome, I didn’t always understand how sample scripts worked, and it was just easier to use the … Continue reading

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Software Patents

I highly dislike the current patent system in the US. I think awarding patents for an idea like “1-click purchasing” is a poor practice that discourages innovation. There are numerous problems with our patent system, not the least of which … Continue reading

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