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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 »

PowerShell Studio: Initializing my GUI controls

August 5th, 2014 by David Corrales
If you are working with a GUI script within PowerShell Studio and find that you need to edit the exported script to modify the control’s initialization, then you are doing something wrong. Don’t get me wrong, modifying and initialization of control properties is not the issue; in fact that it part of writing a GUI. What I’m referring to is the part where you are editing the exported scripts. If you are editing the exported script: 1. You are creating an extra step which means you need to export and modify the script anytime you make a change to the…   More »

Using iPowerShell Pro’s PowerShell Web Access connection

July 31st, 2014 by SAPIEN Technologies
In a previous blog I described how to connect to a PowerShell Web Access server with iPowerShell Pro. In this article, I will show you what you can do once connected. First, connect to your PSWA server as described in this previous blog post. Once you are connected, that is where the fun begins. Tap on the input line to bring up a keyboard. You can simply type in a PowerShell Command here and press SEND to execute the command on the server and see the results on the screen. If you TAP once on the screen, the toolbar with…   More »

Connecting to PowerShell Web Access with iPowerShell Pro

July 30th, 2014 by SAPIEN Technologies
iPowerShell Pro has the ability to connect to any PowerShell Web Access server and to transmit PowerShell commands and, if you set it up, even execute scripts. It's all very easy to do once you have it set up right. So let's take a look at how to set it up. The first step is to select the SERVERS option from the iPowerShell Startup Screen. It's the blue tile with the 2 white computers as displayed below. [caption id="attachment_7550" align="alignnone" width="300"] iPowerShell Pro SERVERS is in the second row, 4th item from left.[/caption] If you have never set up any…   More »

PowerShell Studio 2014: Collection Project

July 29th, 2014 by David Corrales
In PowerShell Studio 2014, we introduced a new Collection Project. The Collection Project allows you to keep track of a group of files, which typically consists of (but not limited) to ps1 script files. For example, you may have various ps1 scripts that dot source each other. Now you can create a Collection Project and enjoy the benefits being able to manage multiple files, PrimalSense support for dot source files and apply rename refactoring on all your files. When you first create a Collection Project, you will notice there is no Startup.pss file. There is no entry point in the…   More »