Friday Fun: Job Announcer

Last week I came across some people having fun with the SAPI.SPVoice COM object. This is the object that lets your computer "speak". If you've never played with this, it is very simple to do in PowerShell. The voice quality in Windows 7 and 8 is quite nice, as far as synthetic voices go. $v = … Continue reading

Ping IP Range

Last week I came across a post on using PowerShell, or more specifically a .NET Framework class, to ping a range of computers in an IP subnet. The original post by Thomas Maurer is here. I added a comment. And after looking at this again I decided to take the ball and run with it a bit further. I'm … Continue reading

Convert Text to Object

Today I have another tool in my new battle regarding turning command line tools into PowerShell tools. The bottom line is we want to have objects written to the pipeline. At the PowerShell Deep Dive in Frankfurt there was a suggestion about providing tools to help with the transformation from CLI … Continue reading

Process Snapshot

Yesterday I ended up running an impromptu browser test, comparing memory utilization. See what Twitter can do to your time!! The browsers themselves are really irrelevant. What you might find useful is the little PowerShell code I put together to periodically check and compare the browser … Continue reading