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missing in action   1 comment

Clearly i haven’t posted for a long while, and while there are many reasons which I don’t need to go into, it’s not because I’ve been slacking. Most recently, I’ve been working on a codeplex project ( which uses PowerShell to interact with Service Manager (i’ve been working on Service Manager for a while). The project has been great fun and has let me do a quite a bit of cmdlet development, which I really enjoy. If you use Service Manager, you should definitely check it out.

The real point of this post is to share my experience over the last couple of days at the PowerShell Deep Dive which happened at the Experts Conference in Las Vegas. I have always been extremely proud of my work while I was working on PowerShell; giving birth to that product was a long, and at times, difficult experience which taught me a lot about myself. However, seeing how it has affected (in a positive way) so many people really makes all that worth while. Seeing the excitement in others cannot help but uplift the spirit and I am so glad that I had the opportunity to contribute. The stories about how PowerShell have improved the lives of others in concrete ways is awesome.

The experience has reinvigorated me as well; talking to so many intelligent, articulate people has given me a whole bunch of new ideas to write on, so I hope you will see a stream of posts here (as long as I can follow through!). My next post will be on creating custom formatting, hopefully posted before the plane lands.


Posted April 19, 2011 by jtruher3 in General, PowerShell, ServiceManager

Sed fugit interea fugit irreparabile tempus   Leave a comment

I can’t believe it’s been more than a year since I’ve written here – man – am I a slacker!

Lot’s of changes for me since my last post – I turned 50, my son got married got married to a wonderful young woman, I returned from Microsoft Research back to a product team in Microsoft (System Center Service Manager team).  Some things haven’t changed – I’m still using PowerShell all the time, and still conducting the Microsoft Orchestra (

I’m planning a number of postings about PowerShell and Service Manager which you’ll see here.  I’ll also be saying more about some of the musical things I’ve been doing.  I’ve been doing some research on the Vaughan Williams Pastoral Symphony (#3) which the Microsoft Orchestra will be performing in April.   I’ve also got other PowerShell posts I want to make – I’ve got a PowerShell media player that I’ve been using which I will be sharing as well as some other scripts and cmdlets that might entertain.

Mind you, this is not a “new years’ resolution” – I detest the things.  I don’t even resolve to not have resolutions! 

One thing I did was to eliminate the capability to comment on my posts – Sorry about that – I got very tired of culling the spam.  Spaces doesn’t seem to have a way to approve comments – if somebody knows how to do that, please send me an email.

Posted January 21, 2009 by jtruher3 in General