|Coffeehouse||Channel 9 - What works, what sucks?||127||Aug 06, 2004 at 12:42 PM|
|Coffeehouse||Cash Cow - article by former MS employee||12||Jun 04, 2004 at 10:33 AM|
|Tech Off||Getting at the Parent of a Component||1||Jun 04, 2004 at 10:07 AM|
Powershell is a really cool technology and Jeffrey Snover is one of the nicest guys I have met. Last year I started a project to build integration between PowerShell and MOM 2005, NetIQ AppManager, as well as Remedy Help Desk. Unfortunately my higher-ups nixed the project, but it was the coolest thing we had done and my developers were sad that it didn't continue.
I forget which Channel9 interview it was, but someone gave a tip that when showing VS .NET onscreen it is best to use Lucida Console 14 to make it legible. That would have been handy here.
MOM's .NET SDK is pretty nice. You can automate a lot of stuff with it. We use it at my company (www.opalis.com). We also build other connectors to lots of systems like MOM and we are announcing similar integration with Monad at MMS. Come check us out if you are there.
If any of you are running Virtual Server in a production IT environment. You might want to check out www.opalis.com (not really for home use). The OpalisRobot product is geared towards IT admins that need to create automated workflows.
Their core product has a plugin that can be used to automate starting, stopping, adding, removing, and listing the virtual machines on Virtual Server. There is also an equivalent product for Vmware GSX server.
Kind of unfortunate that when Dan was demonstrating the IntelliSense Try Catch feature that he set the exception as System.Exception. A missed opportunity to teach newbie programers a best practice of not catching System.Exception.