David Aiken

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

Automating Windows Feature Installation

We did some battling today with the package manager pkgmgr in Windows Vista and won. The plot We...

Author: daiken Date: 02/02/2007

DinnerNow.NET - Ship Happens

Today, at 7pm, we made the final release version of DinnerNow.NET. Its been a long road from James...

Author: daiken Date: 02/01/2007

What have you got on Your Box?

Do you know what software you have installed on your box? We've been working over the last few...

Author: daiken Date: 01/24/2007

Windows PowerShell met CAPICOM

Part of what I do at Microsoft is build demos. The latest demo our team is working on,...

Author: daiken Date: 01/12/2007

Configuring a Visual Studio 2005 Environment for Windows PowerShell

In an attempt to live inside the Windows Powershell shell as much as possible, i figured i would...

Author: daiken Date: 11/15/2006

Windows PowerShell Launches

Windows PowerShell launched today in a keynote at IT Forum conference in Barcelona, Spain. Windows...

Author: daiken Date: 11/14/2006

Get Windows Live Writer Right NOW

Call me slow or old fashioned, but i've just seen, downloaded and started using Windows Live Writer...

Author: daiken Date: 09/22/2006

Windows PowerShell meets Amazon S3 - sneak peak

Amazon S3 services http://www.amazon.com/s3 allow you to store "objects" in an highly available...

Author: daiken Date: 08/09/2006

Enterprise Library Management Extensions

Patterns and Practices have recently released the extensions to enterprise library that provide both...

Author: daiken Date: 08/09/2006

The DFO Show

I've just posted the 2nd DFO show to channel 9. See https://channel9.msdn.com/shows/The_DFO_Show....

Author: daiken Date: 06/07/2006

Developers and Operations working together - whatever next?

Working in the DSI world, one of the challenges in improving an applications existence in the data...

Author: daiken Date: 05/04/2006

MMS 2006

The Microsoft Management Summit 2006 (MMS) is hosted in San Diego this year and is the only...

Author: daiken Date: 05/04/2006

Running Instance Licensing for Virtualization Scenarios

Yesterday Microsoft announced new licensing to make Virtualization scenarios easier and more cost...

Author: daiken Date: 10/11/2005

Why instrument your application?

Here is a question I get asked from developers: "Why should I instrument my application?" Why...

Author: daiken Date: 10/10/2005

Raise Crimson Events from .NET Part 4 & 5 - Wrapping the API

In parts 1, 2 and 3 we looked at putting together the XML manifest for the events and channels we...

Author: daiken Date: 10/10/2005

Raise Crimson Events from .NET Part 3 - The DLL

Last time we wrote the manifest. Now we need to turn this into a resource our application and the...

Author: daiken Date: 09/30/2005

Raise Crimson Events from .NET Part 2 - The Manifest

It seems I got a little side tracked with these posts, but here goes the next one... Our first task...

Author: daiken Date: 09/30/2005

Raise Crimson Events from Managed Code Part 1

You may have heard there is a new event logging API on the block. Its codename is Crimson and it...

Author: daiken Date: 09/19/2005

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Hello blogworld! This is the customary hello world message. I am a Architect Evangelist with...

Author: daiken Date: 08/22/2005

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