Archive of posts from July 2012

VirtualBox and Multiple Monitors
Thursday, July 26, 2012

As a SharePoint consultant, I really enjoy having a local copy of a full SharePoint server on my laptop. As I am patiently waiting for Windows 8 to release with Client Hyper-V, I’m continuing to use Oracle’s VirtualBox software to host my SharePoint development environments.

Extracting Zip Files using PowerShell
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

To help troubleshoot some SharePoint issues, I had a need to analyze some log files that were contained in multiple zip files; one log file per zip file. Since there were several hundred zip files to extract, I figured PowerShell could help! There are several posts I found with example scripts for how to perform this operation. I took pieces from many posts, added some COM object clean-up code, and wrapped this in a function. I hope it helps you in your scripting activities!

Latest Code Not Working Quite Right?
Tuesday, July 3, 2012

I’m going to start this post with an example. See if you have ever found yourself in this situation when working on developing updates for previously deployed code; most often in a test and/or development environment: