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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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Reading a tweeters timeline using PowerShell-Take2


Some additional modifications made to the original script to make the output more readable by formatting the table results with alternating colors for each row and process a list of users which are passed as a comma separated string.

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Reading a tweeters timeline using PowerShell


I was reading about the REST API on Twitter and got to thinking if I could read the Twitter time line of a user, any user I was interested in directly from the console? The answer is yes. So, I quickly brewed a PowerShell script to read tweets of users.

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