My Very First Scripting Guys Article: Creating Pop-ups by Using PowerShell

So this happened about a month ago, but I’ve been out with the flu. Ed Wilson with Microsoft Scripting Guys invited me to write a few articles on WPF, and I excitedly said yes! In the first article of the series, I detail how to Create Pop-ups by Using PowerShell. The example used displayed local hard drive space.

The second article will detail how to use NotifyIcons and BalloonTips to display an alert if the disk capacity dips below 20%.

I’d like to thank Ed Wilson for such an amazing opportunity; I’ve followed the Scripting Guys pretty much since they first appeared, and writing for them is a total honor.

Chrissy is a PowerShell MVP who has worked in IT for nearly 20 years, and currently serves as a Sr. Database Engineer in Belgium. Always an avid scripter, she attended the Monad session at Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles back in 2005 and has worked and played with PowerShell ever since. Chrissy is currently pursuing an MS in Systems Engineering at Regis University and helps maintain RealCajunRecipes.com in her spare time. She holds a number of certifications, including those relating to SQL Server, SuSE Linux, SharePoint and network security. She recently became co-lead of the SQL PASS PowerShell Virtual Chapter. You can follow her on Twitter at @cl.

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3 comments on “My Very First Scripting Guys Article: Creating Pop-ups by Using PowerShell
  1. Sean says:

    When is the second article going to be done? I was very impressed with the first and dying for the popup notification piece. This should make management of our server farm super easy!

    • Chrissy LeMaire says:

      Hey Sean,
      I totally appreciate your enthusiasm! My guess would be end of February. The reason is that I’m still figuring out the best approach to background processing (it looks like it’ll be Boe Prox’s suggestion to use synchronized hashtables & runspaces), then I have to make it as easy to understand as possible (which is crazy hard with runspaces.) I’ll be sure to ping you once my sample script is written.

      Chrissy

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