Parallel SharePoint Tasks with PowerShell

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Today I was working on a deployment for a client which entailed activating a custom SharePoint Feature on about 1000 Site Collections. This Feature did a fair number of things and on average it takes about 10-15 minutes to complete in their test environment (which is pretty slow compared to their production environment which I’ve not yet deployed to but I expect close to a 5 minute run time per Site Collection once I go […]

Windows PowerShell V3 ISE: Copy As HTML Add-On

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In my earlier article where I pointed out some of my favorite features of Windows PowerShell V3 I noted one failing of the new Windows PowerShell ISE – the inability to copy text as HTML so that I can easily paste that HTML into my blog posts. I hate complaining about things if it’s in my ability to fix the issue so I decided to create a custom add-on for the ISE which would add […]

PowerShell V3: A Few of My Favorite Things

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Now that SharePoint 2013 has been released to manufacturing and will be available for download soon I figured I’d go ahead and put together a quick post pointing out some of my favorite PowerShell V3 enhancements that you can use to improve your command-line usage of PowerShell as well as your automation scripts. PowerShell V3 + SharePoint 2010 The first thing I wanted to do before I get into some of the new stuff was […]