SAPIEN Northern European tour begins

September 19th, 2014 by SAPIEN Technologies
For the next two weeks, Ferdinand Rios, CEO of SAPIEN Technologies, will be touring northern Europe and speaking about Building PowerShell GUI Tool Solutions at various PowerShell User Groups. He will also be in attendance at  the PowerShell Summit. Below is a schedule of his appearances: 1) Oslo Monday, Sept. 22nd, 2014 6:00 pm University of Oslo Gaustadalléen 23B Oslo 0316 NO 2) Stockholm Thursday, Sept. 25th, 2014 10:00 am LabCenter, Oxtorgsgränd 2 Stockholm, SE 3) Copenhagen Monday, Sept. 29th, 2014 4:30pm Microsoft Development Center Frydenlunds Alle 6 2950 Trørød, DK 4) Amsterdam Tuesday, Sept. 30th - Wednesday, Oct. 1st,…   More »

ScriptMerge 2014 updated

September 18th, 2014 by Alex Riedel
ScriptMerge 2014 has been updated with the recent service releases of PrimalScript 2014, PowerShell Studio 2014 and VersionRecall 2014. Comparing the same files over and over again? You can use the new file groups function to open these compares quickly. Simply create a text file with your file pairs listed line by line: File1|File2 separated by the pipe symbol (|). Example: C:\Users\Alex\Documents\SAPIEN\Scripts\Hello World.ps1|C:\Users\Alex\Documents\Scripts\Hello World.ps1 Save the file as <yourname>.smgrp  (smgrp stands for ScriptMerge Group). All you have to do now is to double click on that file and ScriptMerge will open the contained pairs. You can also use the backstage…   More »

PrimalPad 2014: User tools are back

September 17th, 2014 by Alex Riedel
With the 2012 release of the ever popular PrimalPad, our portable PowerShell and VBScript editor, we switched to the now almost ubiquitous ribbon user interface. One thing that disappeared because of that was the custom user tools menu. Mostly because, well, there was no menu to edit anymore. The “User-defined Tools” ribbon group is pre-filled with the Windows Registry Editor, the Control Panel and the Computer Management plug-in, just to not have an empty group stare back at you. Click on the launch button in the group to edit the tools to your desire. Launch button Tool edit dialog As…   More »

NOW AVAILABLE: SAPIEN Productivity Pack!

September 8th, 2014 by Lanae Dale
The SAPIEN Productivity Pack has arrived! This new collection of software utilities is an ever growing assemblage of useful tools for system administrators, developers and DevOps. Whether you are working with PowerShell, VBScript, Jscript, C++, C#, SQL or HTML, and no matter if you are on a 32-bit or 64-bit platform, our Productivity Pack tools work for you. ATTENTION CURRENT CUSTOMERS! We have some great news. If you have an active subscription, this tool will come completely FREE to you! All you need to do is install the software, and proceed to your SAPIEN account page where you can…   More »

Happy Labor Day!

August 29th, 2014 by Lanae Dale
                Labor Day is just around the corner, and who doesn’t love a good holiday sale?  This is our way of saying thank you to all the workers out there who contribute to our country, and hey - it’s our farewell bid to summer as well (even though we all know this heat has no plans of leaving us anytime soon).  So from now until 9/5/2014, we are offering 25% off of your total purchase. Yes, you read it right - 25% off your TOTAL purchase, not just one item! So fill…   More »

PowerShell Studio 2014: Improved Function Builder

August 27th, 2014 by David Corrales
In a previous article we covered the new Function Builder. In the latest service release of PowerShell Studio 2014 (v4.1.64), we improved parameter set support in the Function Builder. As you can see, we altered the ordering of the fields to improve the over-all work flow of the tool. Notice the question marks? If you hover or click on a question mark, a help message will popup explaining the respective field. Parameter Sets The Parameter Set field has been expanded to include an Output Type. Now you can specify an optional output type for each parameter set you define. When…   More »

We have survived!

August 25th, 2014 by Lanae Dale
Good Afternoon! We are pleased to report that we have survived the earthquake that rocked Northern California early Sunday morning in the heart of what we like to call “SAPIEN Country”, but more commonly known as “Wine Country": Napa, CA. While many homes and historic buildings felt significant damage, our offices were extremely lucky to have very minimal repercussions from Mother Nature’s violent 20 second shake. We are one hundred percent open, so please don’t hesitate to contact us for sales and support. Thank you for your thoughts and concerns, as well as your continued business. We appreciate you…   More »

Easier access to license information

August 20th, 2014 by Alex Riedel
With the next service builds for all SAPIEN software products you will notice a new icon in the upper right corner of the ribbon: Clicking on the new icon will show you a new license dialog that is also available when the software is already activated. The new dialog allows you to unlock the software without restarting and using the trial dialog. It also shows you your license key or subscription number if activated. You can now easily look up how much longer your subscription will be active and deactivate the license on the current computer if you want to…   More »

PrimalScript 2014 PowerShell Debugger enhancements

August 18th, 2014 by Alex Riedel
PrimalScript 2104’s PowerShell Debugger has received a minor update with build 7.0.44. The variables window now shows the actual .NET type of the underlying variable in a separate column. In addition to that you can also see array data. If you look closely at the screenshot above you see a “[… Click to see array values …] for the variable called “myArray”. Clicking on that will retrieve the first 20 items in this array. It only retrieves a maximum of 20 items for performance reasons and because this particular way of displaying the array data does not lend itself to…   More »

PowerShell Studio 2014: Verify Script

August 7th, 2014 by David Corrales
We offered a mechanism on how to import a remote machine’s Module profile as mentioned here and here. The import can be extremely useful when you need to work on a script that runs on a remote server. PowerShell Studio 2014 introduces a new feature that lets you verify that your script will run on the remote machine by comparing the cmdlets and modules used in the script with those available on the remote machine. The Verify Script command will then produce a report listing all the missing modules and cmdlets on the selected machine. Verifying your Scripts: Start by…   More »