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Month: November 2014

PowerShell 0

Module: biz.dfch.PS.Cumulus.VI

This is Microsoft PowerShell module is part of our Apache 2.0 based open source automation framework “Cumulus”. You will find all related posts via the “Cumulus” tag. You can use this module to perform operations against VMware vCenter infrastructure (the module makes use and abstracts VMware’s supplied PowerShell PowerCLI snapin). You can download the module on GitHub or on NuGet […]

PowerShell 0

Module: biz.dfch.PS.Sccm.Utilities

This is Microsoft PowerShell module is part of our Apache 2.0 based open source automation framework “Cumulus”. You will find all related posts via the “Cumulus” tag. You can use this module to perform provisioning against SCCM 2012 infrastructure (the module makes use and abstracts Microsoft’s supplied PowerShell module ‘ConfigurationManager’). You can download the module on GitHub or on NuGet […]

PowerShell 0

[Bug] PowerShell Scripts in ScriptsToProcess attribute appear as loaded modules

Microsoft PowerShell module manifests allow you to define scripts that are run prior to actual loading of the module itself. These scripts run in the caller’s scope (and not in the module’s scope) and can be defined by stating them in the ‘ScriptsToProcess’ attribute of the manifest. However, each of these scripts will appear as if they have been loaded […]

PowerShell 2

Module: biz.dfch.PS.RabbitMQ.Utilities

This Microsoft PowerShell module contains Cmdlets to work with RabbitMQ queues, send and receive messages. It uses a wrapper I earlier presented that solved the problem of loading the official RabbitMQ .NET client into a PowerShell session. These Cmdlets further facilitate the handling of sending and receiving of messages via AMQP queues. You can download the module on GitHub or […]

Technology 0

[Trivia] We are on NuGet!

Today we published our first package to NuGet! You can find it here: biz.dfch.PS.Cumulus.Utilities. This is the package for the basic PowerShell module needed to interact with our Cumulus automation framework, which you can use for all sorts of (PowerShell based) infrastructure automation. So what does that mean? You might have noticed that we started pushing some code out to […]

PowerShell 0

[Bug] Class Library Service Reference for ODATA service does not handle return type from CRUD operations

Recently I observed a strange behavior when working with an ODATA service via a “System.Data.Services.Client.DataServiceContext” that was wrapped inside a class library (via a regular “Service Reference”). The specific ODATA service in question was an Entity Framework v4.1 based service and had defined two different entity sets (“Objects” and “Tasks”) along with its regular CRUD operations. The specialty of the […]

LightSwitch 0

Using LightSwitch with EntityFramework 6 and CodeFirst based ODATA Controllers

Enhancing LightSwitch applications with additional ODATA or WebAPI controllers is a pretty common task. However when you try to build a CodeFirst based controller in combination with EntityFramework 6, you will run into a lot of errors by default. Here are the steps to get this cleared and running: 1. Create a Visual Studio LightSwitch HTML project In this example […]

LightSwitch 3

A simple ODATA v3 Controller for ActiveDirectory search operations

Today I would like to present you a simple ODATA search controller that you can use in LightSwitch (or any other ODATA consumer) to look up user accounts (and possibly other objects). When using SharePoint you will probably know the very convenient PeoplePicker. However, in LightSwitch (HTML) there is no equivalent to that. You certainly have “Person” objects/data types but […]

PowerShell 1

Module: biz.dfch.PS.Cumulus.Utilities

This is the main module of our Apache 2.0 based open source automation framework “Cumulus”. We will be continuously adding help and documentation for it. You will find all related post via the “Cumulus” tag. You can download the module on GitHub at https://github.com/dfch/biz.dfch.PS.Cumulus.Utilities or on NuGet at https://www.nuget.org/packages/biz.dfch.PS.Cumulus.Utilities Most of the documentation can be found in the Wiki of […]