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My Reading List

Recently I had a colleague ask me for some book recommendations for his career development. And often, I am asked for book recommendations for learning PowerShell. Every time this happens I find myself scouring my book shelves and digging through old

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Using Git from PowerShell

This year has been full of changes for me. One of the biggest changes is that my job requires me to use Git and GitHub for almost all of my work. Before this new job, I had never used Git.

Posted in Git, GitHub, PowerShell

What happened to 2016?

It has been more than a year since I posted anything. I can’t believe a year has already passed by. I wish I had a good story to tell about why I haven’t blogged, but I don’t. All I have

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Opening the door to the Mystery of Dates in PowerShell

Formatting and converting dates can be very confusing. Every programming language, operating system, and runtime environment seem to do it differently. And part of the difficulty in conversion is knowing what units you are starting with. First, it is helpful to

Posted in PowerShell, Uncategorized

Hard to believe that I have been blogging for 1 year already

Yesterday, October 21st marks the 1-year anniversary of this blog. When I started I was not sure what I would write about and if anyone would really care. I still struggle with ideas. I want to keep the content focused

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Adding a Contact to a Distribution List with PowerShell

The PowerShell ActiveDirectory module has a lot of great features that I use on a daily basis. However, there is one shortcoming that I have struggled with for a while. I did a lot of internet searching and testing to

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Create Remedy Work Orders with PowerShell

In previous posts, I have shown you how to query for data in Remedy using PowerShell and ARAPI.NET. Creating or updating information in Remedy is not much different. Log into the AR Server Build a list of Field IDs and

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Getting incident notes from Remedy using ARAPI.NET from PowerShell

Here is another example of using ARAPI.NET from PowerShell. This is a script I wrote and use every day to retrieve notes from a Remedy Incident. As a manager, I rarely use Remedy to work incidents. However, I frequently need

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Fixing “The specified module could not be found.” errors when using ARAPI.NET

We have large projects where we are upgrading systems in our stores and we will schedule the same work for 30+ stores at a time. But to track that work we want a Work Order for each store. Entering all

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Use PowerShell and EWS to find out who is sending you email

I get a lot of email from a lot of different sources. A lot of it is from automated alerts generated by services accounts that monitor various applications that my team supports. Each month I like to see how many

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Mike F Robbins

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