David Aiken

Management, Building Manageable Applications, Design for Operations, WMI, DSI, MMC, VSMMD and of course Windows Powershell

bye MSDN BLOG, Hello davidaiken.com

Only the blog has moved. I still work for Microsoft. See www.davidaiken.com for more.

Author: daiken Date: 05/30/2008

Visual Studio Team System Management Model Designer Power Tool (TSMMD) Ships

Visual Studio Team System Management Model Designer Power Tool (TSMMD) v2.0 CTP is now live at...

Author: daiken Date: 02/21/2008

64bit DinnerNow, testing, Virtual Server and Hyper-V

A few people have asked questions about, or have had trouble installing the latest version of...

Author: daiken Date: 02/13/2008

Happy Birthday DinnerNow

It's just over 1 year since we released the first version of DinnerNow to the Web, and I'm proud to...

Author: daiken Date: 02/08/2008

Keith Pleas shows Design for Operations

Not long after my appearance on .NET Rocks - my good friend Keith appears on show 100 of .Net Rocks...

Author: daiken Date: 02/03/2008

VSTSMMD requirements

Not long ago, I posted about the new version of the Management Model Designer. One thing I did not...

Author: daiken Date: 01/29/2008

LINQ and WCF Syndication

I must admit, having survived the last 22 data access technologies, I'm really liking LINQ. The fact...

Author: daiken Date: 01/29/2008

How much do you love PowerShell?

Here is someone who possibly loves Windows PowerShell more than I do. Check out...

Author: daiken Date: 01/28/2008

Dinnernow at the LEAP Conference

Yesterday I presented twice a 3 hour session on DinnerNow.NET to Lead Enterprise Architects at the...

Author: daiken Date: 01/25/2008

.NET ROCKS

It was my great pleasure to chat with Carl and Richard earlier this week on www.dotnetrocks.com. The...

Author: daiken Date: 01/11/2008

New Year = Models, Code Discovery and Management Pack Generation

Some of you may have already seen the existing Management Model Designer from...

Author: daiken Date: 01/09/2008

New Channel 9 Tag: VS2008+Training+KIT

Now we are pushing out the videos from the Visual Studio training kit, we have created (thanks to...

Author: daiken Date: 11/20/2007

Cooking with powerShell

Oh My! I just received a copy of Lee Holmes Windows PowerShell Cookbook. The book is 429 pages of...

Author: daiken Date: 11/20/2007

VS2008 Virtual Lab available on MSDN

You can now take one of the Hands on Labs from the Visual Studio 2008 training kit on MSDN Virtual...

Author: daiken Date: 11/19/2007

Visual Studio 2008 training Kit now Available

Today we released the Visual Studio 2008 Training kit. You can download it right now from...

Author: daiken Date: 11/19/2007

Windows Powershell and Windows Mobile SDK?

Had the pleasure of demonstrating the Windows Mobile part of DinnerNow to a Windows Mobile PM....

Author: daiken Date: 08/29/2007

SML & SML-IF working Drafts Published to W3C

The first public working draft of SML and SML-IF has been published today on the W3C site. SML:...

Author: daiken Date: 08/08/2007

Test Drivin' and installin

I've been on vacation - which really means I haven't done any work for the last few weeks. Now I'm...

Author: daiken Date: 08/07/2007

Hosting Windows PowerShell Part 3 - The Revenge of the MMC

I've just posted the final screencast on hosting Windows PowerShell to Channel 9. In the final part,...

Author: daiken Date: 07/03/2007

More Hosting PowerShell on Channel9

I've just posted the 2nd of 3 screeencasts to channel 9 on hosting Windows PowerShell. This time I...

Author: daiken Date: 06/26/2007

Hosting Windows PowerShell Sample Code

Having posted the first of three screencasts to channel 9 on Hosting Windows PowerShell, I thought i...

Author: daiken Date: 06/22/2007

Building Administration User Interfaces

Do you build GUI's for your application administrators? Do you provide a consistent familiar...

Author: daiken Date: 06/21/2007

Microsoft Virtualization Job, Viridian Evangelist

Volker, who is part of our larger team, has a new role available for a Technical Evangelist for...

Author: daiken Date: 06/21/2007

Windows PowerShell and Microsoft Management Console 3.0 Quick Start Labs

I'm pleased to announce the Hands On Labs that were used in the Windows PowerShell and MMC Confernce...

Author: daiken Date: 06/20/2007

No Traffic Cops Here?

Keith Pleas and I were discussing strategies for modeling SLA's in Management Models. Our goal was...

Author: daiken Date: 06/14/2007

Secret Powershell Training Video found

What can I say. our secret method of getting customers to adopt Powershell is out... Thanks to the...

Author: daiken Date: 06/11/2007

Hanselman, Snover, Corillian, PowerShell, Channel 9

Jeffrey and Scott talk again about how Corillian has been infested by PowerShell, and how they use...

Author: daiken Date: 06/09/2007

Getting lost on the way to TechEd

So I was on my way to the convention center today, and turned off at the wrong exit. Not having any...

Author: daiken Date: 06/09/2007

Top 5 PowerShell Questions at TechEd

Ben Pearce, the guy on the PowerShell booth at TechEd this week, has blogged the answers to the top...

Author: daiken Date: 06/08/2007

Love for the VSMMD @ TechEd

For me, TechEd 07 is almost over - I've finished my speaking duties, now its just networking,...

Author: daiken Date: 06/07/2007

/n software. Netcmdlets and a PowerShell Sticker

Thanks to our friends at N Software - I now have a nice shiney PowerShell sticker on my laptop. N...

Author: daiken Date: 06/06/2007

Dinnernow Video on Channel 9

Hot off the tracks of our DinnerNow 1.3 release to codeplex and out Orcas release. Comes a Channel 9...

Author: daiken Date: 06/06/2007

Cooking at TechEd Orlando

It's great fun being an evangelist. 3 years ago I would have attended a TechEd talk about ".net end...

Author: daiken Date: 06/03/2007

Windows Server "Longhorn" Beta 3 - Playing with ServerManagerCmd.exe

So I've installed beta 3 of Windows Server "Longhorn" from DVD. It seemed to go pretty quickly, in...

Author: daiken Date: 05/02/2007

Scripting XML Configuration Files

Those .NET XML Configuration files, you know the ones - web.config - app.config - thingy.exe.config...

Author: daiken Date: 04/27/2007

Windows PowerShell and MMC Quick Start Labs Pt2

Here is the 2nd part of the PPTs THIS POSTING IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITH NO WARRANTIES, AND CONFERS NO...

Author: daiken Date: 04/24/2007

Windows PowerShell and MMC Quick Start Labs

I've just completed presenting a 2 day workshop on building the next generation GUI and command line...

Author: daiken Date: 04/24/2007

Finding airports with PowerShell and Local.Live

So a few weeks back i came across this puzzle in an internal discussion list. There is a comma...

Author: daiken Date: 04/11/2007

Turning your Death Model into a Health Model

Thanks to Charles, we just posted to Channel 9 an interview we did a few weeks back with Keith...

Author: daiken Date: 04/04/2007

Visual Studio Management Model Designer on Channel 9

Today I posted the 2nd of 2 short screencasts on using the Visual Studio Management Model Designer...

Author: daiken Date: 04/03/2007

Announcing the Visual Studio Management Model Designer VSMMD

Today we got one step closer to building manageable applications. On codeplex, right now, is the...

Author: daiken Date: 03/30/2007

Windows PowerShell in the Longhorn Server box

I know, i know. It was announced 2 days ago at MMS Windows PowerShell will be in the box on Longhorn...

Author: daiken Date: 03/30/2007

Windows Workflow met Windows PowerShell on the DFO Show

I've just posted a few minutes back a new DFO Show episode that we put together with Full Armor's...

Author: daiken Date: 03/27/2007

Technology Leaders Submit Modeling Specification to the World Wide Web Consortium

So SML has now been submitted to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). SML, or Service Modeling...

Author: daiken Date: 03/27/2007

DSI at MMS

It's Microsoft's Management Summit this week in San Diego, CA. A big theme of the week is...

Author: daiken Date: 03/26/2007

Design for Operations Workshop

Dear Valued Microsoft Customer, You are invited to attend the Design For Operations for...

Author: daiken Date: 03/05/2007

Compress Files with Windows PowerShell then package a Windows Vista Sidebar Gadget

Somedays I feel like the Windows PowerShell Evangelist. Anyway, Johnny Halife and I were working on...

Author: daiken Date: 02/12/2007

Enable/Disable Network Connection

Whilst waiting for lunch, i stumbled across this post on Channel9,...

Author: daiken Date: 02/09/2007

Creating a Windows PowerShell CmdLet using the Visual Studio Windows PowerShell Templates

1st grab the Visual Studio Templates from https://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=256835....

Author: daiken Date: 02/07/2007

Just Realized

I just realised i wrote a whole post and didn't mention Windows PowerShell - the pills must be...

Author: daiken Date: 02/02/2007

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