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PowerGUI Pro Technical Brief

Darin posted a quick document describing the major features of the PowerGUI Pro version (which are MobileShell, script version control, and technical support) here.

He provides pretty detailed information on what each of them actually means so it should help you figure out whether you want to download the trial of the Pro version (which I obviously highly recommend) or stick to the free version (by the way, they can run side-by-side).

Download the PowerGUI Pro Technical Brief here (registration required.)

SharePoint 2010 PowerShell Cheat Sheet Updated

SharePoint 2010 PowerShell Quick Start GuideI’ve just posted version 2.0 of our quick reference for PowerShell in SharePoint 2010.

The changes include a much improved layout (kudos to Ekaterina Burmistrova and Andrey Tsarkov!), one fixed code sample, and a whole new section on SharePoint backup (contributed by Ravi.

Download the updated guide here and add your suggestions as comments on the cheat sheet page.

SharePoint 2010 PowerShell Cheat Sheet

I’ve just posted a quick reference card / getting started manual on PowerShell for SharePoint 2010.

If you are managing SharePoint 2010 and want to quickly get started with PowerShell – this should be a good document to print out and pin to the wall of your office / cubicle.

It covers all the major topic from installation and required permissions, to setting up remote connections to the SharePoint servers, managing site collections, sites, lists, documents, jobs, workflows, Recycle Bin, and so on. We have even included troubleshooting tips for the main gotchas you can experience!

Huge thanks to Konstantin Vlasenko, Mike Plavsky, and Ravikanth Chaganti for contributing to the manual.

Download the SharePoint 2010 PowerShell Cheat Sheet and post your feedback so we can make it even better!

PowerGUI Profiles

We have just published a new wiki page with information on how and where PowerGUI admin console stores its configuration, how to reset the configuration to the default one, how to have multiple configurations and switch between them, and much more.

See the instructions here.

Feel free to edit if you spot something which is wrong or missing (its a wiki!), let us know what you think or which additional information you would like to see.

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How do you publish your cmdlets help online without duplicating the effort? I created this relatively straight-forward Out-Wiki function which I used to generate all the pages in the QAD cmdlets online reference. Today I finally found time to upload the script to the PowerShell code repository so it is now available for anyone to use.

Just change the name of the PowerShell snapin in the invocation line:

Out-Wiki (Get-Command -PSSnapin Quest.ActiveRoles.ADManagement) c:\Temp\QADHelp

And in a minute you have all the wiki pages in MediaWiki (the wikipedia engine) wikitext format generated for you!

The script was inspired by Antonio’s New-HtmlHelp.

You can search for out-wiki in your PowerGUI Script Editor or grab it online here.

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QAD Cmdlets Online Reference

We have just finished uploading all the QAD cmdlets help information to the PowerGUI Wiki site: so here it is now: QAD cmdlets online reference. Finally every QAD cmdlet got a web page of its own!

And, as I already mentioned, these are wiki pages – so if you spot an error or have a killer example to add – just be our guest. 😉

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PowerGUI Editor Hotkeys

In PowerGUI Script Editor, did you know that you can quickly go to the matching bracket by pressing Ctrl + ] or select the current word by pressing Ctrl + Shift + W?

We have added the list of the PowerGUI editor hotkeys to the PowerGUI wiki so now there is a place where you can learn how to develop and debug your scripts without ever taking you hands from the keyboard and switching to mouse. 😉

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PowerGUI Wiki

PowerGUI finally has documentation! It’s about right time and a bit surprising how long we managed to exist without it. 😉

And, what makes it even better, the documentation is posted in the form of wiki (in fact we are using the same Media Wiki engine wikipedia is using – so there are no scalability and stability worries here).

It is obviously – as any wiki – work in progress, but we have already started posting useful information to the wiki, and it is already open to any external editing – so any time you spot an inaccuracy or think there’s information missing – just click edit and make the change! Welcome!

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