Holiday Savings Event!

November 24th, 2016 by Lanae Dale
Starting today, our Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday sale is back for five days of savings, offering 20% off your entire software purchase!  This includes all new license purchases, along with all eligible renewals and reinstatements.  But make sure you get everything added to the cart before you complete your checkout, as this sale is limited to one transaction per customer.     Visit our on-line store at, using the promotional code GOBBLE16 to take advantage of this discount!  This holiday savings opportunity will be active now through 11:59 PM PDT on November 28th, 2016.  Don't let these five days pass you…   More »

Why Breaking Changes?

November 23rd, 2016 by June Blender
In PowerShell Studio 5.3.130, we made some changes to projects that aren't recognized by previous versions of PowerShell Studio. This blog post describes the changes, explains why we made them, and offers a workaround in case you really need it. Also, note that SAPIEN has properly incremented the Minor property in the PowerShell Studio version number to 3 to indicate a breaking change. We went from 5.2.129 to 5.3.130. ----------------------- If you created a project in an older version of PowerShell Studio, PowerShell 5.3.130 and later will open and update your project. But, if you create or open a project…   More »

PowerShell Studio 2016 – Service Release v5.3.130

November 15th, 2016 by David Corrales
Today we release a new build of PowerShell Studio 2016 and it includes some major changes and new features.   Project Changes and Compatibility IMPORTANT: This build will convert your projects and create a backup of the original (*.psproj.bak). The new project version is not backwards compatible with older builds of PowerShell Studio. We made changed to our projects in order comply with the best practices and warning produces by PSScriptAnalyzer. Previously, when you invoke a GUI or script file from a project, you had to use a reference function that used a Call verb. For example: Call-MainForm_psf The Call…   More »

SAPIEN Savings For Military Personnel

November 11th, 2016 by Lanae Dale
Happy Veterans Day! Today and every day, SAPIEN thanks and salutes all who have served and fought bravely for our country.  You have made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our freedom, and we could not be more grateful.  Your selflessness and courage does not go unnoticed.  So, from us to you, THANK YOU. This is going out to serve as a reminder, that SAPIEN is proud to support our veterans and active duty military members 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, with 30% off all software and elevated support purchases. Those eligible for the discount include current,…   More »

SAPIEN Information Center – Articles you may have missed

November 7th, 2016 by June Alane Reif
Have you been keeping an eye on the SAPIEN Information Center? If not, here are some articles you may have missed! Working with SemanticVersion in PowerShell by June Blender, November 3, 2016 As the versions of Windows PowerShell and PowerShell (not only Windows!) proliferate, it becomes more important to know on which version of PowerShell your shared scripts and modules are running. Beginning in the open-source versions of PowerShell 6.0-alpha, the version object in $PSVersionTable.PSVersion switched from a System.Version object to a System.Management.Automation.SemanticVersion object. Requiring a Version of PowerShell by June Blender, November 2, 2016 This article is taken from…   More »

Happy Halloween from SAPIEN

October 31st, 2016 by June Blender
The SAPIEN Technologies, Inc. staff is usually a very serious and focused team. But, we love holidays, especially Halloween. So, we've created a little app that reveals what's behind the SAPIEN logo. Just click the button to find the awful truth. Happy Halloween, everyone! [video width="444" height="520" mp4=""][/video] See the code at…   More »

SAPIEN Script Packager updates and new features.

October 24th, 2016 by Alex Riedel
The Script Packager in PrimalScript 2016 gets an update with the next service build (7.2.95). Since this service build changes the locations where your executable files are generated and some new options are available, we thought we'd let you know about these changes before they are actually released. Based on your feedback, the script engine selection in the Packager settings was too confusing. So we updated the user interface to minimize the number of selections and provide you with a preview of what this selection will do. Furthermore, as many of you indicated that you still need to support 32…   More »

Are you SAPIEN MVP material? Apply here!

October 10th, 2016 by June Blender
SAPIEN Technologies has a great MVP award program that provides SAPIEN MVPs with complimentary full copies of all SAPIEN software, including all updates, and copies of all books published during the award year. In return, SAPIEN MVPs demonstrate a continuing contribution to SAPIEN products through blog posts, forum participation, videos, product reviews, constructive feedback, and using SAPIEN products in classes and presentations. We're so proud of our 2016 SAPIEN MVPs. They're really amazing contributors, both to SAPIEN and to the PowerShell community. Our SAPIEN MVP 2017 program is now open. If you would like to apply (and I encourage you…   More »

Are you headed to Microsoft Ignite 2016?

September 23rd, 2016 by Lanae Dale
SO ARE WE!  Come visit us at Booth #564 starting Monday, September 26th, 2016.  We will have an assortment of giveaway items and even a chance to win a free license!  So come get your SAPIEN SWAG and say hello.  Ferdinand Rios, CEO, David Corrales, Senior Software Engineer, and Lanae Dale, Sales Specialist, will be manning the booth this year.  We are looking forward to meeting all of the new faces, and catching up with those we've met before.  Safe travels!      …   More »

My SAPIEN License is expiring. No, it’s not!

September 12th, 2016 by June Blender
Recently, a PowerShell friend lamented that his PowerShell Studio license was expiring and he was going to miss using his Studio while he convinced his management to renew. He was wrong. SAPIEN licenses never expire. Never ever ever ever. Legally, they're perpetual. When you buy SAPIEN software, it's yours. End of story. SAPIEN software is not a service. The software license doesn't expire. Your software doesn't self-destruct when you open it or undergo a dramatic virtual crumbling into ashes. Your software license is forever. You can start your software and use it tomorrow, next year, in 10 years, in 100…   More »