Tuesday, August 27, 2013

SAPIEN Technologies announces the availability of PowerRegEx – Community Preview

Just when I was thinking that there is a need for a nice regular expression helper for PowerShell, SAPIEN Technologies announced the community preview of their new product called PowerRegEx. PowerRegEx is a regular expression building tool that provides help and real-time testing.

Source : PowerShell Magazine

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

PowerShell Magazine

Here’s another cool project created by PowerShell MVP Doug Finke. PSharp is a tool designed for PowerShell’s Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE) editor. Its fast navigation capabilities allows you to quickly identify the functions, variables and commands in the current file, with a simple key stroke.

Source : PowerShell Magazine

Friday, August 16, 2013

Announcing PoshTools – Visual Studio extension for PowerShell Scripting

Ever wondered why isn’t there support for writing PowerShell scripts in Visual Studio? I have had several projects where I needed to integrate PowerShell scripts into a C# solution I created in Visual Studio. For this, I needed to use multiple editors – one for C# and another for PowerShell scripts. I am sure that I am not the only one looking for such integration between Visual Studio and PowerShell.

Adam Driscoll, a fellow PowerShell MVP, announced that he is working on PoshTools - a reincarnation ofPowerGUIVSX. PoshTools is a Visual Studio extension to enable writing PowerShell scripts and supports full IntelliSense capabilities for PowerShell inside the Visual Studio Editor. This new integration has no dependency on PowerGUI editor.

Source : PowerShell Magazine

Friday, August 09, 2013

FREE: DISM GUI: A graphical front-end for DISM

DISM GUI interface

Because DISM is a command-line utility, learning its syntax can take some time. For instance, you’d need the following syntax to install three custom device drivers into a mounted WIM image.

Mike Celone‘s wonderful CodePlex project DISM GUI is a graphical front-end to DISM, and makes it much quicker to accomplish the simplest to the most complicated image maintenance and servicing tasks.

Source : 4sysops.com

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Do you save passwords in Chrome? Maybe you should reconsider

You might want to think twice before you let someone borrow your computer.
The most obvious risk of allowing someone else access to your desktop is that they can impersonate you, using any app where you’re already signed in. They could send prank messages using your default email client, or profess your undying love for Justin Bieber using your logged-in Twitter account.
That’s annoying, but far from fatal.
But the situation becomes considerably worse if you use Google Chrome to save and sync passwords for easy logins at your favorite websites. An intruder who has unrestricted access to your computer for even a minute can view and copy all of your saved passwords just by visiting an easy-to-remember settings page: chrome://settings/passwords.
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