PowerShell Studio 2014: Convert Functions into a Module

July 9th, 2014 by David Corrales
PowerShell Studio 2014 added a new project feature: New Module From Functions. You may find at times you reuse various functions and constantly copy them into new scripts or find different variations of the same function are located in different scripts. You may come to the conclusion that those functions would better serve you in the form of a module where all your scripts can reference the functions in a centralized location. This is where the New Module From Functions feature comes in handy. The New Module From Functions allows you to import functions from various ps1 scripts and merge…   More »

PowerShell Studio 2014: Find In Files

June 12th, 2014 by David Corrales
One of many new features of PowerShell Studio 2014 is the Find in Files tool. Find in Files allows you to search multiple files without having to open each file individually, as you would have done in the previous versions of PowerShell Studio. The Find in Files button is location in the Tools tab of the Ribbon: You can also access the Find in Files tool using the keyboard shortcut (Ctrl + Shift + F). When you press the Find in Files button you are presented with the following dialog: Find What Enter the text you are searching for in…   More »

PowerShell Studio 2014: Code Formatting

June 10th, 2014 by David Corrales
One of the new features we added to PowerShell Studio 2014 is code formatting. PowerShell Studio 2014 will now beautify your script while you type or when you paste content. Often times when you paste a PowerShell script from the web, the lines aren’t indented correctly. With the PowerShell Studio’s code formatting, it will automatically indent your script. Formatted After Paste:   Customizable Formatting: PowerShell Studio 2014’s code formatting is customizable to fit your needs: Formatting Triggers: The first few options serve as triggers for auto formatting. These options tell PowerShell Studio when to format your script. The following triggers…   More »

PowerShell Studio 2014: Comment-Based Help Templates

June 5th, 2014 by David Corrales
In a previous article we covered how you can generate comment-based help for functions. Now we expanded upon this feature by added the ability to create templates for comment-based help generator. [Requires: PowerShell Studio 2014 v4.1.61 or above] Comment-Based Help Templates PowerShell Studio comes with a predefined template that contains the following: The template file contains the typical comment-based help block with some token variables and a single parameter section. When the user generates comment-based help for a function or file, PowerShell Studio will read the template file. Depending on if the function already has comment-based help, it will behave…   More »

Back From TechEd: Fixing Name Resolution Issue with PowerShell

June 3rd, 2014 by David Corrales
I really enjoy going to TechEd every year where I get to meet old friends and make new friends. It is also a great opportunity to speak with our users face to face. The one thing I do not enjoy about TechEd (and this seems to happen every year) is that upon return to the office, my computer no longer can discover other computers on any network, nor can I connect to a network share using the machine name. At some point during TechEd, I connect to a wireless network and it decides to change my network node type to…   More »

SAPIEN Interviewed on the PowerScripting Podcast

May 29th, 2014 by David Corrales
Ferdinand Rios (CEO) and David Corrales were recently interviewed on the PowerScripting Podcast with host Jonathan Walz and guest host Jason Helmick. Listen to the interview where they discussed the 2014 release and the new products added to the suite:   We would like give a big thank you to the PowerScripting Podcast for having us on as guests!…   More »

Quick Guide to SAPIEN Software Activation

May 28th, 2014 by Alex Riedel
The 2014 versions of all SAPIEN Software products are limited to two (2) activations. As per our EULA this limitation to two installations has existed for quite some time. All 2014 or later SAPIEN software will use online activation to verify the availability of additional activations. Naturally this raises some questions, the most common of which we will answer below. Please understand that our new online activation is not meant to deter the legitimate use of our products by our customers. It is meant to prevent abuse and license violations which unfortunately exist. If you feel at any time that…   More »

PowerShell Studio 2014: File Templates

May 22nd, 2014 by David Corrales
PowerShell Studio always contained templates for various file types. In previous versions, users who wanted to change the template had to manually edit the existing template files. Unfortunately whenever the user updated the application the installer would uninstall the application before applying an update, thus losing any modification made to the template. As a result, we added a new Create Template feature to PowerShell Studio 2014 that not only makes it easier to create templates but also preserves them after application updates. Creating a Template To create a template you can create a new file or simply open an existing…   More »

2014 Software: Do I choose 32 Bit or 64 Bit?

May 20th, 2014 by David Corrales
The question you have to ask when you decide to download the 2014 version of our products is: Which platform do I download? 32 bit or 64 bit? Most people with a 64 Bit OS will probably download the 64 bit version, but is this the correct choice? It may not be, depending on your needs. Here are some factors you need to consider:   1. Do I use Source Control? If you are using a Source Control provider, you have to determine if supports 64 bit or 32 bit only? For example, if you have an existing source…   More »

SAPIEN at Tech-Ed 2014, Houston, TX

May 12th, 2014 by SAPIEN Technologies
  Its that time of year again... Tech-Ed Time! Of course, SAPIEN will be in attendance, will you? If you are attending Tech-Ed 2014, drop by our booth (#434) and say hello to Alex (our CTO), David (lead developer of PowerShell Studio) and June (Lead web technologies developer). They will be more that happy to give you the 411 on PowerShell Studio, PrimalScript and any of our other industry leading products. On top of that, each day of the conference our team will be giving away a free copy of one of our products. Pick up a t-shirt on Monday,…   More »