Monthly Archives: August 2013

Google search results using REST (custom search api) in PowerShell


Chanced upon Google’s custom search API while trying to see if there was a better way to retrieve the search results programatically.

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Filtering data from SQL*Server Errorlogs


Select from SQL*server error log with context.

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Charting and Data Visualization using PowerShell – PSBUG – August 2013


As part of the PowerShell Bangalore User Group meet held yesterday, I had the chance to do my very first session. Although I was quite nervous, I was very excited to talk about PowerShell which is really close to me.

I presented about visualizing data using Microsoft Chart Controls. Most administrators understand the benefits of automation but many fail to showcase the benefits. This is where MS Chart Controls step-in. I believe a visual medium is the most effective way to drive a point; “a picture is worth a thousand words”.

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