Archive for the ‘User Reviews’ Category


Running PowerShell Scripts: Survey Results

Monday, February 8th, 2016 by June Blender
We're always evaluating the best, easiest, and most efficient ways to write, run, and publish Windows Powershell scripts and modules. But, our starting point is always how people work now. We were curious about how PowerShell scripters, including managers, ran scripts, and how their employees ran scripts written for them.   To gather this information, SAPIEN Technologies, Inc. created an online survey about the ways in which users run PowerShell scripts. We encouraged users to participate in a blog post and several posts on Facebook and Twitter. And, people really responded. We collected 88 responses between 12/16/2015 and 1/05/2016.  …   More »

How do you run scripts?

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 by June Blender
It's one of those questions that probably divides people into clans, like where you place your curly braces in a script block. Take the survey: How do you run scripts? But, it's an important question for productivity. Those of us who live the PowerShell life run scripts all the time. We might also delegate the task of running scripts to others. If the way that we run our scripts isn't efficient, we (or our delegates) lose at least some of the time we gained from automation. Some of us (okay, me) run scripts from the console. We'll open a console…   More »

PowerShell Studio 2012 Product Review

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 by David Corrales
We would like to thank “New SQL Blog” for recently posting a review of PowerShell Studio 2012. “If you spend a lot of time writing PowerShell code there’s just no better ISE out there.” Read the full review:…   More »

PowerShell Studio 2012 Review and Bruce Almighty?

Thursday, January 31st, 2013 by David Corrales
Another product review of PowerShell Studio 2012 was brought to my attention. This one comes with an interesting title: Sapien’s PowerShell Studio 2012 –The “Bruce Almighty” of all the PowerShell ISEs !! I would like to thank Manoj Nair  for writing a glowing (heavenly maybe?) review of PowerShell Studio 2012. At the end of the article he mentions he will be writing more about WinForms and PowerShell. I look forward to reading more of Manoj Nair’s articles on the subject.…   More »

User reviews: Why I use PrimalScript.

Monday, May 21st, 2012 by Alex Riedel
Mike, one of our long time PrimalScript users, gave us this nice comment when I asked him why he keeps upgrading even though his company doesn’t pay for tools:   I've been using PrimalScript since version 2.1.  I've always enjoyed it and have appreciated its continuing advances and refinements. Two things stand out in its feature set: the ability to make stand alone .exe's from vbscript source and PrimalScript's "code awareness". The ability to create a single executable utility from VBScript source package makes distribution and deployment of my scripts a breeze. I particularly like PrimalScript's "code awareness." This includes,…   More »

You love us, right? So vote for your favorite tools!

Thursday, August 18th, 2011 by Robert Morey
Under normal circumstances, this would be considered a shameless plug but, since we know that you love our tools and support, just consider this an affirmation of our commitment to each other!  WindowsIT Pro is conducting a technology survey and we are up for *awesome* in several categories.  They are: Best Scripting Tool (question # 21) SAPIEN Technologies PrimalForms 2011 SAPIEN Technologies PrimalScript 2011 Best Training & Certification Product or Service (question # 27) SAPIEN Technologies Windows PowerShell Class-On-Disc Best Free or Open Source Tool (question # 29) SAPIEN Technologies iPowerShell SAPIEN Technologies PrimalForms Community Edition SAPIEN Technologies PrimalPad Community…   More »

PrimalScript 2011 User Review: Jay Adams from Noxigen

Thursday, May 5th, 2011 by SAPIEN Technologies
Over the past 10+ years in IT, I've enjoyed the challenges of automating every task imaginable while working at various companies. For most of my career it's been in a 200,000+ user enterprise environment managing over 5000 servers. PrimalScript has been one my most valued assets most of the way. I've taken a look at various editors annually and I can never find anything that even comes close to the functionality in PrimalScript. It would be easier to list the popular languages that it doesn't support. With PrimalSense, syntax highlighting, templates, source control, workspaces and a multitude of other configurable…   More »