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Consuming an RSS feed with PowerShell

Here is a fun little function I created to check the current sales running at Woot! has a full Web API for building applications that interact with their service. However, if you are only interested in knowing what is

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Understanding Byte Arrays in PowerShell

In a previous article, I presented a PowerShell script for inspecting and validating certificates stored as PFX files. My goal is to get data into an X509Certificate2 object so that I can validate the certificate properties. The X509Certificate2 Import() methods

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Throwback Thursday – Windows Command Shell (Batch) scripting

This Thursday I am returning to my scripting roots (if you don’t count VAX DCL) to talk about Windows Command Shell scripts. With nice powerful scripting options like PowerShell why does anyone bother with “DOS Batch” scripts anymore? First off,

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Working with certificates in PowerShell

Overview Today’s script is an attempt to bring together several things I have learned about writing good PowerShell scripts. I still have a lot to learn and this is not necessarily a sterling example of best practices. However, it does

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Using PowerShell and EWS to monitor a mailbox

I support a suite of application services that implement our ITIL processes. One of the functions allows users to create trouble tickets by sending a specially crafted email message to a specific email address. The application has a service that

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Using ARAPI.NET from PowerShell

In my last post I explained how to install ARAPI.NET. Now let’s take a look at how you can use the Remedy API in a PowerShell Script. The first trick to using ARAPI.NET is to ensure that you are running

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Fun with Regular Expressions

A while back a friend of mine mentioned that he could not find a regular expression that was capable of parsing Windows Performance counter strings. He said that it couldn’t be done with regex alone and he had written a

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Mike F Robbins

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