Comments Looks like Microsoft has quietly killed off two of its design products, Expression Design and Expression Web including Expression Studio as well , as no official statement has been made. Expression Encoder will continue to live on for now, but no new development will be made to the product. The software is now available for free and Microsoft will continue to provide security patches until if needed.
Hey, Scripting Guy! What can you tell me about PowerShell Community Extensions? Probably the best person to answer your question is Keith Hill, our guest blogger today. About the guest blogger: Outside of work, Keith enjoys playing guitar, riding his dirt bike, and coordinating the open source project PowerShell Community Extensions on CodePlex. He also writes a Windows PowerShell blog. Windows PowerShell has proven to be a very capable command-line shell and scripting engine for Microsoft Windows.
The development team at Microsoft realized this would be the case and provided mechanisms by which the community and ISVs could extend Windows PowerShell to fill in some of the missing functionality. That is, PSCX aims to provide general purpose commands for both system administrators and software developers. This post discusses the recent 2. If you are still on Windows PowerShell 1. Installation PSCX 2. Installation is as simple as: Download the PSCX 2. Unblock the. Extract the. To load PSCX all you need to execute is: As a result, PSCX provided a profile script as well as items like a prompt function.
Over time, Windows PowerShell users have developed their own customized profiles and prompt functions. PSCX 2. However, there are still a number of preferences that you can customize. If this something you want to do, copy the Pscx. Edit the preference settings as desired, and then pass the path to this file to Import-Module via the ArgumentList parameter, as shown here: One last point, the —Cmdlet, -Function and —Alias parameters to Import-Module give you even finer grain control over which commands and aliases are imported.
However, once you use one of these three parameters, only those commands specified will be imported. For example, the following imports all of the PSCX cmdlets and functions but none of the aliases: Out-Clipboard ocb.