Here at SAPIEN, whenever we need that extra push, we turn it up to eleven! With the PowerShell Studio v5.6.160 service release, we introduced the new Profile Manager. And now with v5.6.161, we decided to turn the Profile Manager up to eleven!
For you unfortunate souls who aren’t familiar with the This is Spinal Tap movie reference, here is the infamous “These go to eleven” scene:
Nigel: The numbers all go to eleven. Look, right across the board, eleven, eleven, eleven and…
Martin: Oh, I see. And most amps go up to ten?
Martin: Does that mean it’s louder? Is it any louder?
Nigel: Well, it’s one louder, isn’t it? It’s not ten. You see, most blokes, you know, will be playing at ten. You’re on ten here, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up, you’re on ten on your guitar. Where can you go from there? Where?
Martin: I don’t know.
Nigel: Nowhere. Exactly. What we do is, if we need that extra push over the cliff, you know what we do?
Martin: Put it up to eleven.
Nigel: Elven. Exactly. One louder.
Martin: Why don’t you just make ten louder and make ten be the top number and make that a little louder?
Nigel: (Pause) These go to eleven.
So, what do we mean when we say we turned it up to eleven? We added new features and made improvements, of course!
1. New Look and Color Status
The Profile Manager dialog has a nice new look:
The profiles are now color coded to represent the status of the item:
2. Modified Dates
The profile’s modified date is now displayed in the manager:
3. Backup Dates
The manager also displays the backup file’s modified date, so you have can see when the backup was created / altered compared to the current version of the profile:
If there is no backup, the date will be displayed as “—-”:
4. Create Profiles
You can create a new profile by pressing the Create button:
With this version, you can also create a new profile by checking the Enabled checkbox next to the missing profile.
5. Enable Profiles
Click on the Enabled checkbox next to the respective profile in order to enable it:
When you toggle the status, the profile’s coloring is updated as mentioned above.
6. Edit Profiles
You can edit existing profiles by using the Edit button or double-clicking on the existing profile:
7. Delete Profiles
You can delete profiles using the Delete button:
The deleted profile will then be shown as missing:
Note: Deleted profiles will go into the recycle bin.
8. Create Backups
The Profile Manager now allows you to create individual backup files:
9. Delete Backups
In addition to creating backups, you can delete individual backup files as well:
Once a file is deleted, the backup modified date will be empty:
Note: Deleted backups will go into the recycle bin.
10. Move Profiles
You can now move your profiles! Move a global profile to a user specific location or vice versa.
Make a selection and press the Select button. The profile will then be moved to its new location.
11. Copy Profiles
Do you have a Windows PowerShell profile that you would like to use in PowerShell V6? Well, now it is easy to copy an existing profile to another location. Like the Move To… command, the Copy To… command presents you will a dialog listing missing profiles.
Simply select the destination and the Profile Manager will create a copy of the profile at the desired location:
As you can see, we turned the Profile Manager all the way up to eleven! Until next time, Rock on!
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