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 »

New Keyboard Shortcuts in PowerShell Studio 2016

September 8th, 2016 by June Blender
The newest version of PowerShell Studio, 5.2.128, includes some nice updates, additions, and fixes, but I wanted to call your attention to the change in our keyboard shortcuts. We've updated them to simplify the most frequently used shortcuts and to make our shortcuts consistent with other Windows tools. Special thanks to our Wish List contributors for their suggestions. If you are using a keyboard shortcut program or you have a programmable keyboard or input device, you might need to adjust your settings. Find / Replace Ctrl + F or Ctrl + H Run Selection in Console F8 Run in Console…   More »

Enable WMI Explorer Remote Connection Permissions

September 7th, 2016 by Devin Leaman
One of my first tasks, after I was hired at SAPIEN, was to figure out why users couldn’t view WMI classes on remote computers and turn the solution into an easy-to-follow blog post. After completing that, I had to turn it into a script so that it was even easier to set up. Although I managed to complete the script, there was the catch that it worked only on Windows 8. I couldn’t figure out why it wasn’t working on Windows 10. With the help of a couple of SAPIEN MVPs (thanks, Mike and James!), I’m happy to share that…   More »

September Online Savings

September 1st, 2016 by Lanae Dale
The month of September equals free maintenance extensions for all online, new license purchases! We just weren't ready to end our 30 year celebration!  Starting today and going through September 30th, 2016, get an additional 6 months of maintenance for free when you purchase a new license directly from our SAPIEN On-Line Store at MSRP price.  You will get a total of 18 months of maintenance tied to your subscription, in terms of all service builds and major product releases, instead of our regularly offered 12 months.  Buy now and you won’t have to worry about renewing until April 1st, of 2018!…   More »

Setting up PowerShell on your Mac (Update!)

August 19th, 2016 by Ferdinand Rios
Now that PowerShell is available on the Mac, we thought it would be useful to show how easy it is to setup a Mac terminal session that automatically opens into PowerShell. Figure 1 shows what we mean. [caption id="attachment_12634" align="aligncenter" width="1130"] Figure 1 - PowerShell Terminal Session[/caption] First you need to download the PowerShell macOS package from here (look for the Get PowerShell section in the and install it using the directions found here . Once PowerShell is installed and running on your system, follow the instructions below to set up your PowerShell terminal Here are the steps to follow: Open Terminal on…   More »

HelpUri v. HelpInfoUri

August 16th, 2016 by June Blender
Although the names are similar and often confused, these properties are different. If you confuse them, the help for your PowerShell commands and modules won't work. The HelpUri property stores the URL (http or https) of online help for a command. It's a property of commands (cmdlets, functions, workflows). When a user runs Get-Help -Online, Get-Help opens the default browser to the HelpUri property value. The HelpInfoUri property of modules stores the URL of the online location of the HelpInfo XML file that enables updatable help for the module. In fact, a non-null value of HelpInfoUri indicates that the module…   More »

Celebrating 30 Years

August 15th, 2016 by Lanae Dale
Today, SAPIEN Technologies, Inc. celebrates a milestone; Thirty years in business.  As we reminisce on all of the years leading up to this point, we want to send a special thank you to all of our loyal customers, past, present, and future, who we would not be here today without.   For one full week, starting now, please join us in celebrating with 30% off your entire software purchase.  This includes all new license purchases and eligible renewals and reinstatements.  There are two ways to obtain your discount:  Directly through our on-line store using the discount code 30YEARS, OR via Purchase Order to…   More »