Simple RabbitMQ Wrapper for PowerShell

I was working on a project where I needed a pool of PowerShell workers that were distributed across several nodes and should be served by a central dispatcher. So why not give AMQP with RabbitMQ a try? The setup was very easy thanks to the documentation. And besides plenty of .NET library wrappers around “Rabbit.MQ.Client.dll” […]

[NoBrainer] Downloading a file from TFS via PowerShell

A quick follow up on my last post regarding TFS and PowerShell. I found it quite amazing that is so little documented and relatively difficult to download a file from TFS to your local machine. I would have expected that the supplied Cmdlets in the TFS Power Tools snapin will just handle that for you, […]

[NoBrainer] Running PowerShell from VisualStudio Post-Build Events with 64bit Snapins

Today I was playing with TFS Power Tools to check in some PowerShell scripts where I ran into a strange error. Obviously I wanted to use the PowerShell Cmdlets for that you can select via the ‘Custom’ option in the ‘Power Tools’ installer … For a quick intro on TFS via PowerShell you can have […]

[NoBrainer] Using ODATA Actions via PowerShell

Have you ever tried to use ODATA Actions from PowerShell and realized that the Service Reference in your class library does not expose them? You can actually do it via the model’s ‘Execute()’ method. Here is a quick description on how to do it without writing too much URL style code. Let’s presume we have […]

[NoBrainer] Saving bandwidth with JSON when consuming ODATA services from PowerShell

When working with ODATA sources from PowerShell via a service reference (instead of using explicit REST call via Invoke-RestMethod) the .NET DataServiceClient will use Atom/XML under the hood. This works perfectly well except it consumes much more bandwidth because of the XML data format. As the whole ODATA interface is encapsulated via your service reference […]

WebAPI and “The response to this POST request did not contain a ‘location’ header. That is not supported by this client.”

I just came across another nuisance in .NET WebAPI that I want to share with you quickly. In one of our LightSwitch projects we use WebAPI ODATA controller to help out when LightSwitch internal capabilities come to their end. As we are using a PowerShell once in a while as you might already have guessed […]

[NoBrainer] Using JayData with jQuery select2 plugin in LightSwitch HTML

In this post I quickly describe how you can use the select2 plugin with LightSwitch HTML client and present data from ODATA sources via jaydata. LightSwitch has builtin capabilities for selecting related entities via the ‘Modal Data Picker’ control. You can also have drop down or choice lists with static data, however they lack the […]

Working with JIRA SOAP service via PowerShell

It might sound old school and the JIRA SOAP service is announced to be removed with version 7 ( but the JIRA SOAP protocol is really easy to use from PowerShell as of the nifty ‘New-WebServiceProxy’ Cmdlet that abstract the SOAP protocol behind typed .Net objects. So whenever you want to do a quick upload […]

[NoBrainer] PowerShell fails to Add-Type an assembly with HRESULT 0x80131515

When you try to add an assembly that you downloaded from a network share or the internet to your PowerShell session via ‘Add-Type -Path C:\folder\your-assembly-name.dll’ you might a receive an error like this: The result itself could give you a hint and querying the inter you will probably others experiencing the same error as described […]