Archive for the ‘PrimalTools’ Category


New content! New pricing! PrimalScript Universal 2009 is ready!

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009 by Robert Morey
PrimalScript 2009 Universal contains everything SAPIEN has to offer including the new PrimalScript 2009, plus all the additional new applications; PrimalXML 2009, PrimalSQL 2009, PrimalMerge 2009, ChangeVue 2009, and PrimalScope 2009. Universal also contains our new books; Managing VMware Infrastructure with Windows PowerShell: TFM and Managing Active Directory with Windows PowerShell: TFM as well as all of our current titles. All books are offered in ebook format for your convenience. Bundled together for easy management, Universal is the complete scripting and learning toolset. PrimalScript 2009 Universal also includes the full University Class on Disc set, as well as the…   More »

Announcing SAPIEN QuickGuides!

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009 by Ferdinand Rios
As the core technologies we use to do our jobs evolve, becoming more sophisticated and more capable, so then do the tasks that we are expected to accomplish. As an example, with the evolution of PowerShell into V.2 you have a lot more power to do things you were not able to do with V.1. Therefore, the tools that you use to work with these core technologies have to evolve as well. New users and even experienced users of software may not be fully aware of all of the capabilities of the tools they use. At SAPIEN, it is not…   More »

Announcing PrimalScript 2009 Universal

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 by Alex Riedel
We are proud to announce PrimalScript 2009 Universal. This compilation of all SAPIEN products will contain PrimalScript 2009 Studio, all disk based training products SAPIEN offers as well as an ever increasing number of ebooks. Special pricing for existing Universal customers as well as upgrade pricing for PrimalScript 2009 and PrimalScript 2009 Studio owners will be announced at the time of the actual release. Please keep your eye on this blog and on for news on this topic.…   More »

Announcing PrimalScript 2009 Studio

Friday, February 27th, 2009 by Alex Riedel
PrimalScript 2009, PrimalSQL 2009, PrimalMerge 2009 and PrimalScope 2009 have been released and will very shortly be followed by ChangeVue 2009 and PrimalXML 2009. PrimalPackager 2009 will follow soon as well. If you would like to read up on these individual products, please proceed to, where you will find screenshots and feature lists to answer all your questions. We have already received numerous requests to simplify purchasing all products in a bundle. So here we go, we are proud to announce PrimalScript 2009 Studio. It's the same PrimalScript 2009, bundled with all other 2009 tools all unlocked with one…   More »

PrimalForms – File Dialog Hangs on Windows Vista SP1 with .Net 3.0 /3.5

Thursday, February 26th, 2009 by David Corrales
Some of our PrimalForms users may have encountered issues with the OpenFileDialog or SaveFileDialog running under Windows Vista. The bad news is that scripts which include OpenFileDialogs or SaveFileDialogs and that previously worked on Windows XP may encounter freezing issues on Vista SP1 systems with .Net 3.0/3.5. The affected scripts will hang when PowerShell executes the File Dialog’s ShowDialog function. It's important to note that this issue is not limited to PowerShell but may affect any other .Net application. The good news is that there is a work-around for this issue. In order to prevent this problem, you must set…   More »

Look Ma, no editions!

Thursday, February 26th, 2009 by Alex Riedel
With the release of PrimalScript 2009 we have streamlined the product into one single version rather than three distinct editions. Many users have emailed us over the past few years, expressing that the standard IDE for script should always include all features and the we should make you, our customers, choose. Quite naturally after the release the most common question we received was: "I have the Enterprise edition, what do I loose when I upgrade?". The good news is, nothing. The only built-in feature that was "relocated" in PrimalScript 2009 is the Visual Query Builder. This feature is now only…   More »

PrimalScope, PrimalMerge and PrimalSQL 2009 released

Monday, February 16th, 2009 by Alex Riedel
As part of our 2009 tool lineup, PrimalScope 2009, PrimalMerge 2009 and PrimalSQL 2009 have been released. You can find out more about these products at and download a 45 day free trial version. Download a trial now and check out these great new tools and see if they fill a gap in your tools repertoire! To purchase any of these products please go to or contact one of our authorized resellers. A complete list of resellers can be found here:…   More »

So when is PrimalScript 2009 being released?

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 by Ferdinand Rios
The PrimalScript 2009 code is locked and loaded! We are just putting on some finishing touches and getting all of the "accoutrements" in place so that the purchase and upgrade experience is as smooth as possible. We will be doing our final testing of everything Valentine's weekend and expect to go LIVE by Tuesday, Feb. 17th. PrimalScript 2009 is chock-full of scripting goodness. You can see some of the new features that we have added at You will also notice at that site that there are a few new applications on their way as well. Those applications will release soon after PrimalScript 2009…   More »

PrimalXML 2009 Ready for Beta

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 by David Corrales
PrimalXML is now available for beta testing as part of our 2009 lineup of new tools. PrimalXML is the must have tool for the user who needs to interact with XML but isn’t necessarily an expert XML developer. PrimalXML document formatting and color coded syntax makes XML viewing and editing even easier. At the touch of a button you can add, copy and remove elements and attributes. With this new tool you are able to validate XML files against a Schema file or apply a Style Sheet and view the results. PrimalXML features easy navigation and search features to find…   More »

Version control for System Administrators (Part 1)

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 by Alex Riedel
1. Setting up ChangeVue 2009 Software developers have been using Source Code Control Systems for quite some years now. Most people involved with any kind of electronic files or document have a kind of ad-hoc version control usually using some file naming scheme. Something like: InfrastructureOct2007.doc InfrastructureJan2008.doc InfrastructureMar2008.doc Many administrators though, have stayed away from the developer oriented source control software packages. A feeling of overkill and the tendency to have a complicated setup can keep you away even if you recognize a basic need for that type of thing. After all, who wants to create databases on servers, user-ids,…   More »