Microsoft released their original version of this hardware back in 2014. The reviews were pretty mixed, with complaints about latency and connectivity. They released a new version of the Wireless Display Adapter earlier this year, and recently I put a couple of them to the test. Continue reading “First impressions: Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter (2nd edition)”
Have you noticed in Windows 10 when you click on the Downloads quick access link in Windows Explorer that its contents don’t immediately load, rather the progress bar acts like it is processing something? This can leave you waiting for 10 seconds or more depending upon the number of items in the folder. Continue reading “Fixing the slow-loading Downloads folder in Windows 10”
If you’re new to PowerShell with Dell Storage, be sure to take a look at this post. Depending upon the size of system that your managing, over the course of time, you might have experienced some challenges in managing disk resources, especially if you’re using an array in a lab-type environment.
Here’s an easy way to inventory volume objects on your SC Series array which are not currently mapped, and also find out how much actual space they’re consuming. Continue reading “Dell Storage Volume Cleanup with PowerShell”
Back in 2008, Compellent released their first iteration of the PowerShell Command Set. They were the first storage vendor on the scene to provide PowerShell automation capabilities with the Series 40 array.
Fast forward a bunch of years. The PowerShell Command Set has grown from 50 cmdlets to over 100, and added the capability to work with more advanced features like replication and Live Volume. Continue reading “PowerShell Scripting Options for Dell Storage”
I wrote this script sample for someone who was interested in managing their failover with Sync Live Volume, but wanted to get a high-level view of mappings including LUN information and WWNs ahead of time so they could compare that information across arrays and prevent conflicts as they worked out their disaster recovery plan. Dell Storage Manager obviously has this information, but having it in a format in one place is convenient, and putting it in CSV format adds some flexibility. Continue reading “Volume mapping and LUN associations with Dell Storage PowerShell Command Set”
Thanks to everyone that provided feedback during the beta period. With the beta expiring at the beginning of April, we’ve made some updates released this new version as a general release and out of beta.
If you’re not familiar, Camever is a webcam capture tool designed to work with most Foscam and Amcrest cameras that support the retrieval of an image from it’s snapshot.cgi in a web browser. Continue reading “Camever general release now available”
This is an “Armchair Coder” I’ve been working on this since the holidays, so today I’m releasing the beta of Camever. Camever is a webcam capture tool designed to work with most Foscam and Amcrest cameras that support the retrieval of an image from it’s snapshot.cgi in a web browser. Continue reading ““Camever”, A Web Capture Tool for Foscam and Amcrest Cameras”
Last month I released the Time Lapse Tool (free and open source) which builds time lapse movies from JPG images that you provide. Start the tool, set some options, browse to add your image files and let it do it’s thing. Presto! You have a time lapse movie. Continue reading “Create timelapses with this handy tool”
There are some things in Exchange that you just need to use PowerShell for. If you use Exchange Online or Office 365, the web portal exposes a lot of the admin functionality that you might need, but there are certain actions that require PowerShell.
Accessing the Exchange PowerShell cmdlets on a local server is one thing, but accessing those cmdlets in a hosted environment can be a little trickier. After I had to type these a half-dozen times, my brain wasn’t getting it quite yet, so I build a little script that covers what you need to need to establish a connection to the remote Exchange environment.
Easy code snippet on how to retrieve the BIOS version with PowerShell.
This will output the BIOS version, manufacturer, name, and serial number.