In Windows 10 PowerShell 5.0 comes bundled with PSReadline. This module allows for a number of useful features and today we will focus on getting access to the command history. A very useful feature of PSReadline is that it writes the history of PowerShell commands to a text file and this text file is easily accessible. The path where this file is stored can be found by executing the following command:
To view the list of previously executed commands you can type the following:
New PowerShell 4.0 updates have been released, part of the Windows Management Framework 4.0 (WMF 4.0). With WMF 5.0 released and then later temporarily retracted from the download center there might be some confusion about who this patch is for, I hope to clear up some of that in this blog post.
Currently WMF 5.0 RTM can be installed on older Windows clients, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, the updates can be downloaded. On Windows 10 WMF 5.0 is not available as an additional download as Windows Update can be used to update the Windows Management Framework.
Before installing WMF 5.0 on your system, please make sure that you read the released notes as there are currently known incompatibilities with the following products:
Earlier this week I received an email with a joyful message from the organization of of the PowerShell Conference EU. All three of my sessions that I submitted for the conference have been accepted so I am happy to announce that I will be speaking at the PowerShell Conference EU.
The full schedule and all the presentations has not been announced yet, but it promises to be the event that cannot be missed in 2016. The location looks amazing from the pictures and from what I have heard it appears to be a great location. The combination of the speakers, the location and our shared passion for technology will make this into the event that cannot be missed in 2016.
On the official website, PSConf.eu the event is listed as follows: “Welcome to the next great European PowerShell event!
Deutsche PowerShell Konferenz and enthusiastic PowerShell Community Members from all across Europe have united together under the #PSConfEU banner to create an extraordinary PowerShell Community Event in Europe this coming April.
For this conference we will be bringing together PowerShell experts from all around the globe to create a unique 3-day event with presentations, workshops and the chance to connect, learn and discuss all things PowerShell with those that have a real passion for this evolving technology. There will be no place like this to deep-dive PowerShell in all of its flavors and colors.
The conference languages are English and German. There are continuous main tracks in both languages, making sure you can follow the tracks in the language you feel most comfortable with.”
For more information on this event, feel free to follow the official account on Twitter and the Hashtag to stay on top of the announcements.
At the end of November I had the pleasure to attend and speak at MSFest in Prague. This event aimed at the Czech IT Professional and Developer community had a wide variety of topics and I was asked to do two sessions on PowerShell. I presented the following two sessions:
PowerShell Security features and threat management
PowerShell Advanced Toolmaking
I have put the presentation and the code online in my Events GitHub repository.