Author Archives: Stuart Squibb

PowerShell and Outlook – Part 2

In Part 1 we covered some basic Outlook terminology and managed to connect to our Inbox and the Items collection it contains. Unfortunately we couldn’t get the first message in the Inbox by the methods we would expect because the … Continue reading

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PowerShell and Outlook – Part 1

This is the first of (another) series of articles covering PowerShell alongside another technology. In this case it is Microsoft Outlook. I’ve scripted Outlook using a variety of technologies over the years, ┬áso it only seems right to add PowerShell … Continue reading

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Back Again…

There has been some domestic reorganisation going on at the Labs recently that has prevented me from posting articles. Hopefully we can now get back to a more regular schedule. Next up, the wonderful world of automating Microsoft Outlook.  

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Today with PowerShell – IoT Edition

Today I spent some time setting up a Raspberry Pi 3. I decided to ditch the more usual Linux based OSes and go for Windows 10 IoT Core. It took a little longer to get a working SD card than … Continue reading

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MMC, CSV and PowerShell

This is just a quick tip. Many GUI administrative tools use the Microsoft Management Console framework. If you want to use data from one of these tools with PowerShell there’s an easy way via our old friend CSV. With a … Continue reading

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Building GUIs Using WPF and PowerShell – Part 1

PowerShell is first and foremost a Shell – a command line environment. The latest Insider builds of Windows 10 now have it as the default Shell. Those of us who have been along for the ride for the last 10 … Continue reading

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PowerShell and SQL Server – Part 1

I recently watched a video of Mike Robbins’ presentation at the PowerShell and DevOps Global Summit 2016. It’s titled “Building Unconventional SQL Server Tools in PowerShell with Functions and Script Modules“. It makes for interesting viewing. One of Mike’s comments … Continue reading

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