DFO, Design for Operations is a key element of Microsoft’s Dynamic Systems Initiative, an initiative that will lead to the ability to build self-managing dynamic systems. The DFO Show will take you on a journey leading to the promised datacenter, a datacenter where applications and services are automatically deployed, monitored, diagnosed and corrected. See the tools, talk the issues and hear from the people that will make DFO a reality.
In this final part, David shows how you can build a simple MMC Snapin using managed code, to host Windows PowerShell.
The custom MMC view is created using a windows forms usercontrol, and provides custom actions for the listed services.
The code used in the demo is available at…
In this 2nd part of 3, David builds upon part 1, by using the PSObject.BaseObject to access the strongly typed data.
Then you will see how to enable interaction between PowerShell and your GUI via a custom host, using PSHost and PSHostUserInterface.
The code used in the…
In this first of 3 parts, David demonstrates how you can host Windows PowerShell from a Windows Forms application using PowerShell's RunSpace classes and PSObject.
Hosting Windows PowerShell in your own GUI allows you to create administration functionality in Windows PowerShell, giving you…
In this show David
shows you how, once you have designed your health model, you can easily generate the implementation code using the new Visual Studio Management Model Designer (VSMMD), available from codeplex at
Health models are an important part of building manageable applications.
In this show David shows you how to capture the details of a health model in the new Visual Studio Management Model Designer (VSMMD), available from codeplex at
In the next…
What happens when 2 of the coolest technologies meet each other?
I saw this demo a few weeks back and just had to get it on the show.
Danny Kim from Full Armor (an MS Partner) shows us what they were able to do using Windows Workflow Foundation and Windows PoweShell to drive IT…
In this show, I'll show you how to use the Visual Studio Templates I created to help you build Windows PowerShell CmdLets. You can download the templates from
In this show, we take a look at some more Windows PowerShell Cmdlets and how we can use Windows PowerShell to easily manage Windows Vista.
Jeffrey Snover and I have written up a blog post on this show that is available on the Windows Vista Team blog. You can see the commands used in this…
In this episode, David shows you how you can build a simple set of Windows PowerShell cmdlts to access the Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3).
The Cmdlets show how to implement parameters; support pipeline operations; support confirm, whatif, debug and…
In this episode, see how you can add WMI and Group Policy support to your applications using the brand new Manageability Extensions CTP.
Exposing application configuration via WMI allows WMI-aware management applications to query your application configuration. You can now do it using Enterprise…