Thursday, April 25, 2013

Windows 8.1, PowerShell 4.0, and new cmdlets

When new builds of Windows leak, most people focus on easily accessible features such as the user interface or file system. While those are certainly important areas, I feel changes to the underpinnings of Windows, such as its APIs and related developer tools, often go unseen (and are, frankly, more interesting). So today, I'm switching gears and sharing my notes on Windows PowerShell cmdlets and changes coming in Windows 8.1 "Blue" (as of leaked build 9374).
Source : WithinWindows

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Troubleshoot hanging requests on IIS in 3 steps

Excellent post by Mike Volodarsky. Must read.

Link : mvolo.com/troubleshoot-iis-hanging-requests

Thursday, April 11, 2013

April 2013 CU for SharePoint 2007 has been released

The product group released the April 2013 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2007 product family.
The KB articles will be available in a couple of days at the following locations:
The Full Server Packages for April 2013 CU are available through the following links:
Source : Stefan Gobner - TechNet Blogs

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Heads up: Microsoft Script Explorer reaches the end of the road

Due to low adoption and usage of the pre-release versions of Script Explorer, Microsoft has decided to take the project down, starting by removing the RC package from the Download Center.

The back-end script aggregation service used by Script Explorer will continue to operate for a few more months, allowing users to gradually migrate to another scripts sharing platform.

Source : PowerShellMagazine

PowerGUI Script Editor gets full support for PowerShell 3.0

Dell released PowerGUI 3.6.0 script editor early this week. With this release, PowerGUI includes full support for Windows PowerShell 3.0 and support for Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012 Operating Systems.

You can download this new release on PowerGUI.org. A complete list of changes since the release of PowerGUI 3.0 are available here.

Source : PowerShellMagazine

Friday, April 05, 2013

Sleeping with the Enemy: SkyDrive for iOS 3.0


Microsoft today released a major and long-overdue update to its SkyDrive app for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. And while the improvements in this release are no doubt notable, the big news here is that the update happened at all. As you may recall, Apple and Microsoft were involved in a poorly-disguised dispute that caused this app update to be delayed several months.
Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows

Google Stabs WebKit in the Back

This week, Google pulled out of the loose alliance of companies that utilize the WebKit browser rendering engine. Going forward, Google will go its own way with the WebKit-derived Blink rendering engine, leaving Apple and other WebKit backers in the dust.
Source : Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows