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Use WMI Code Creator to simplify WMI scripting

Windows Management Instrumentation, or WMI, has been mentioned on the site a few times previously. It allows you to get information about a PC from the computer itself. Today, I’m sharing about a free tool provided by Microsoft called WMI Code Creator. You can utilize WMI through the command line or with other languages like […]

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Free ebook: Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

As Microsoft continues to roll out new products (Windows 8, Microsoft Surface, and Windows 8 Phone), Microsoft Press is continuing their pattern of giving out free e-books. We’ve previously seen Introducing Server 2012 and Windows 8 Overview for IT Professionals. Today, Microsoft Press is giving away a free ebook titled Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, […]

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JetBrains PhpStorm, an IDE for PHP development

PhpStorm 5 is an integrated development environment that supports PHP and builds off of the HTML/CSS and JavaScript editing of JetBrains’ WebStorm IDE. PhpStorm 5 includes a number of features that aid development of PHP web applications. It includes an advanced PHP editor which provides code completion, detection of duplicate code, and PHP refactoring. The […]

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What’s coming from Google Summer of Code 2012?

Google Summer of Code has been around since 2005. In the program, Google partners with open source software projects and technology-based groups to fun students interested in working on real world software development for three months. Students gain good experience and advising from mentors while the tech groups get specific projects developed while increasing the […]

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The very basics of PowerShell

As I mentioned in the Group Policy Administrative Templates post a while back, I was recently looking to enable running PowerShell scripts. I had run into a task where a VBScript would not quite do the trick. With a little bit of research and cramming, I was able to write a quick PowerShell script that […]

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