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  1. Open ISE Files should update when edited externally

    Votes from Connect: 47

    Original Date Submitted: 12/7/2011 1:36:57 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Doug Finke
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 711915


    Frequency: Always Happens
    Regression: Yes, this happens in all previous versions

    Problem Description:
    When externally editing a file that is also open in ISE, it would be a nice to have feature that ISE detects a change and prompts the user if they want it realoaded.

    Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 711915 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=711915).

    Repro Steps:
    Open a PowerShell script file in ISE.

    Edit the same file in notepad. …

    12 votes
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    1 comment  ·  ISE and tooling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Package Provider / Gallery support in LCM for Resource module repository

    Several Package Providers existed on-prem for several years now. This includes private nuget and chocolatey repositories. With PSGallery coming to on-prem deployments, it makes sense for on-prem DSC or even in the cloud to have the ability pull missing resource modules from one of these repositories instead of a pull server.

    When I have implemented Private PowerShell gallery or any of the other package manager repositories, as an enterprise customer, I would like to keep only one copy of the module(s) that is used by all users and configurations. Today, within LCM we have the ability to download resource modules…

    10 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Desired State Configuration (DSC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Ability to re-organize tabs in ISE

    Votes from Connect: 6

    Original Date Submitted: 11/8/2014 5:31:06 AM

    Description:
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    Handle: Grock90
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 1024148


    Frequency: Always Happens
    Regression: Yes, this happens in all previous versions

    Problem Description:
    It would be nice to be able to re-organize the code tabs within the ISE. While developing scripts, it's common to have many items open, and sometimes switching between two scripts can be a bear if you have multiple items open in the ISE.

    Very similar to the feature available in VS2013 or IE11.

    Stretch Goal: Similar to IE11 if I drag one out of the…

    4 votes
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  4. Help for Get-Service shows the Name parameter as accept wildcards = false

    The documentation for Get-Help Get-Service -Parameter Name states that the Name parameter accepts wildcards but the value for "Accept wildcard characters?" shows false

    3 votes
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  5. Powershell AD: drive tab completion broken in windows server 2016

    In Windows Server 2012, when in the default AD: drive.
    when I start typing 'cd DC=' then hit tab, autocomplete resolves the following (works)

    cd '.\DC=monitor,DC=org'

    In windows server 2016, tab completion resolves with an extra \ at the end, and the command fails

    PS AD:> cd '.\DC=monitor,DC=org'
    cd : Cannot find path 'AD:\DC=monitor,DC=org' because it does not exist.
    At line:1 char:1
    + cd '.\DC=monitor,DC=org'
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (AD:\DC=monitor,DC=org\:String) [Set-Location], ItemNotFoundException
    
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : PathNotFound,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.SetLocationCommand

    2 votes
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  6. Drag to re-order editor tabs in ISE

    Votes from Connect: 29

    Original Date Submitted: 1/7/2012 1:31:55 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: HalR
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 717121


    Frequency: Always Happens
    Regression: Yes, this happens in all previous versions

    Problem Description:
    I'd like the ability to drag tabs around to order them to suit my workflow. It should work similarly to how you can drag to re-order buttons on the Win7 task bar.

    Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 717121 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=717121).

    Repro Steps:
    Expected Results:
    New feature.

    Internal BugId: 3267

    2 votes
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  7. New Verb: Demo

    Demo would be a great verb for training or saving example scripts. Demo-DSCGet is pretty self-documenting. Demo-Format would be exactly what you would want to search for if you don't quite remember how the -f works but do remember making an example function. Fits right in with Proto; Easy to understand their meaning and encourages best practice behavior...

    1 vote
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  8. Derive Current Machine State and use for future Deployments via DSC

    Currently looking for a best practice method to derive the current "State" on machine that has not been configured with DSC yet. In other words I have 1 machine I am pleased with and wish to derive it's state fully including policies, ENVs, installed packages etc, so I may replicate it's state to 15 other machines

    BTW, DSC on any node, agnostic of it's OS is mind blowing - thank you!

    1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  Desired State Configuration (DSC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Add easy column aliasing for Select-Object

    In SQL, columns can be aliased as simply as this

    Select GivenName as FirstName, Surname as "Last Name"

    With PowerShell, the Select-Object's aliasing is so unnatural, I generally refer to a webpage or reference guide for a refresher on the syntax.

    Select-Object @{Name="Surname";Expression={$."Last Name"}}, @{Name="GivenName";Expression={$."First Name"}}

    I understand that Expressions are Powerful, but SQL supports similar power as seen in this example

    Select GivenName AS FirstName, Surname AS 'Last Name' FROM names

    SELECT NameChange =
    CASE

      WHEN Surname = 'LeMaire' THEN 'The Mayor' 
    

    END

    FROM names

    Please add easier column name aliasing for Select-Object.

    1 vote
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  10. Find and replace should report the number of replacements

    When performing a find and replace in the ISE it would be useful if the number of replacements were reported. Currently there is no feedback on successful replacements.

    1 vote
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  11. Feature Req: Exchange data between resources

    Currently, all data needed for a resource to work must be available at MOF compile time. If a resource depends on information which was not available at compile time we have to add logic to our resources to search for this information.
    Example:
    We have a resource which handles a certificate enrollment and another to bind the thumbprint to a web-binding. As we don't know the thumbprint up front, we have to add logic to the web-binding resource to have it search for, e.g. a friendly name or another attribute which was settable by the enrollment resource.

    Feature Req: It…

    1 vote
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  12. DSC resources need to expose (comment-based?) help

    Votes from Connect: 19

    Original Date Submitted: 3/20/2014 5:52:05 AM

    Description:
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    Handle: PowerShellDon
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 836980


    Frequency: Always Happens
    Regression: No, this is new to the most recent version

    Problem Description:
    Although a DSC resource is a PowerShell module that exports three specified functions, users don't "see" it that way; they see a resource as a single monolithic unit. But because the resource is an odd sort of sub-module of a root module, the resource can't readily expose help. In other words, I'd like to be able to run Get-DscHelp <resource_name> to see a description…

    1 vote
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