Archive for the ‘Feature Peek’ Category


PrimalScript adds Custom PrimalSense (Part 3: Cached and dynamic data lists)

Thursday, September 17th, 2015 by Alex Riedel
With the latest service build (7.1.67) of PrimalScript 2015 we introduced a new feature; custom PrimalSense. In the first part of this series we showed you how to create a simple list and what options you have for providing data for these lists. In the second part we showed you how to make these lists multi-select and how to add images to your items. If you missed the previous posts, click here for part 1 and here for part 2. Some if the information you want to display in a PrimalSense list is not static. It can change dynamically from…   More »

PrimalScript adds Custom PrimalSense (Part 2: Images and multiple selection)

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 by Alex Riedel
With the latest service build (7.1.67) of PrimalScript 2015 we introduced a new feature; custom PrimalSense. In the first part of this series we showed you how to create a simple list and what options you have for providing data for these lists. If you missed the post, click here. If your list has just a single type of items an image is not really necessary, but if you have different types, it would be nice to give these items a visual distinction. Let’s take a look at the ‘machines’ example that gets installed with PrimalScript. We have different icons…   More »

PrimalScript adds Custom PrimalSense (Part 1: Basic lists and static data)

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 by Alex Riedel
With the latest service build (7.1.67) of PrimalScript 2015 we introduced a new feature; custom PrimalSense. While many items in a script can be determined dynamically based on context and offered as a selection in a list, there are equally as many items that are tied to your specific environment or your business logic. There is simply no way we can foresee these items and offer them as you need them. What we can do however, is to enable you to customize PrimalSense and create your own lists, based on your needs and your environment. Invoking these custom lists is…   More »

PrimalScript 2014: Introducing Restore Points

Monday, March 17th, 2014 by Alex Riedel
We have all done it. We started messing with code and changed it to the point where it just won’t work anymore. If you employ some kind of version control or backup you usually have some kind of previous version to save the day, but that really depends on how diligent you are with checking files into source control. Oh yeah, I know you wished you had made a copy of that file before you started messing with it. PrimalScript 2014 does that for you now, so stop worrying. The Backup properties now have additional settings, all turned on by…   More »

iPowerShell Pro: How to select, edit and execute shared scripts on your server

Friday, June 7th, 2013 by Ferdinand Rios
Continuing with our series of iPowerShell Pro V3 features brings us to the Scripts button on the enhanced mobile PowerShell Web Access (PSWA) console. To start off, you need to make sure that your server has access to the same cloud based folder that you are connected to on iPowerShell Pro. Make sure that the cloud service that you are using is installed on your server, i.e. if you are using Dropbox, install the dropbox client on your server. You can "share" the scripts folder in several ways. 1) Create a folder under your cloud service folder on your server…   More »

iPowerShell Pro: How to use the pipeline builder

Thursday, June 6th, 2013 by Ferdinand Rios
Picking up where we left off, let's take a closer look at the enhanced mobile PowerShell Web Access (PSWA) console that is provided by iPowerShell Pro V3. When you first sign in to PSWA with iPowerShell Pro the console will flash a few times. Upon console startup, we are resetting the font size and the console size to be appropriate for the device that you are using it on. After that, the console will resize whenever you rotate the device. In order to gain access to the enhanced features (and to log out of a PSWA session) you must DOUBLE TAP…   More »

Introducing the MSI Wizard

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 by Alex Riedel
Both PrimalScript 2014 and PowerShell Studio 2014 will have to ability to create Windows Installer files (MSI) for your scripts, modules or packaged executables. It works pretty straightforward; put the files you want to install into a folder, enter some additional settings and mucho presto you have an installer. As we previously pointed out, this may be a transition for some of you. So we decided to make a time limited preview copy available for everyone to test. Let’s go through the fields and options. 1. Product Details Product Name: That is what you will see in the Control Panel’s…   More »

iPowerShell Pro: How to connect to your PSWA server

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 by Ferdinand Rios
The latest version of PowerShell has added a wonderful new feature called PowerShell Web Access (PSWA). Using this feature, an admin can create a web based access point through which they can use PowerShell to manage their servers. We won't go into the details of how this works, but rather, let us tell you about how iPowerShell Pro enhances this feature for use on your mobile devices. As you can see from the screen shot below, iPowerShell V3 has 2 new Services in its services list: Servers and Scripts. By tapping on the Servers list item, iPowerShell Pro will display…   More »

Changes are coming to the script packager

Monday, June 3rd, 2013 by Alex Riedel
The Script Packager has been a key feature of PrimalScript for many years now. Devised originally in the Windows 2000 era, it has some features that simply are no longer relevant or applicable in modern Windows versions. As many of you know, the packager has the ability to self-extract data files and COM objects when invoked. In that regard, packages work very much like a self-extracting ZIP files. Obviously that method did impose some size limitations, but it has worked well for many years. Starting with Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, this self-extracting nature of script packages became more…   More »

iPowerShell Pro: Sneak Peek Part 3

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 by Ferdinand Rios
So if you read the previous post in this series, you'd know that we enable script editing and updates to scripts on the server. We also have a Script Management service that helps you edit, copy, move and delete scripts that are on your servers. First select the Cloud Service where your scripts are stored on. [caption id="attachment_6047" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Figure 1: Select a Cloud Service[/caption] Select the folder that contains your scripts for a specific server. [caption id="attachment_6046" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Figure 2: Cloud Service Folder List[/caption] Select the Script you want to manage. [caption id="attachment_6048" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Figure 3:…   More »