Toolbox

I was reading some articles from windowsitpro.com specifically on Powershell editors.  I had been a Sapien PrimalCode/PrimalScript user before Powershell.  Then I started using PowershellPlus.  The editor was great but the icing on the cake was the interactive console. 
Lately however I have gone back to PowerGUI Script editor (I don’t use the PowerGUI part, just the editor) and now I am using the Powershell ISE.  The primary reason for going back was not monetary as I have already paid for  PowershellPro Plus and PrimalScript 2009.  Since upgrading to version 3.1 x64 of PowershellPro Plus it has just been too unstable (best word I could think of) to continue with.  After executing a script or while in the console and it tries to perform word completion both the console and script editor go into “Not Responding” state and sometimes that can last until I finally kill the application.  The Idera folks have been responsive so I am not swearing off PowershellPro Plus, but I have also learned that the ISE that comes with Powershell is actually a pretty good and customizable editor.

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New Gig

So I have been working at this new gig for over two weeks now.   Personal note, my hesitation about being a contractor were valid for sure.  So  a  few odd things as I started this new spot, Windows 7 on the desktop which in previous shops making the move to Windows 7 is probably a year away at least.  In terms of Powershell, it  would seem no one is using it and the one person I have  encountered  that does scripting, he shuns powershell and instead uses ASP and vbscript.  I have started applying and showing how not just for scripting, Powershell could make some of their processes much easier.  I will post more when I have some free time…