Monthly Archives: September 2014

Saving SCSM and SQL resources by disabling Cube Processing

If you do not use the OLAP Reporting Cubes in Service Manager it’s probably just going to use resources while delivering no business value.

By disabling Cube Processing and the SSAS instance you’ll save 4GB+ of RAM usage and the CPU usage from the Cube Processing task.
Depending on what your Service Manager environment looks like, it could be a couple of dollars on your electricity bill or a couple of more dollars if you’re running your environment in a pay-as-you-go Cloud, such as a Public Cloud or a Hosting Service Provider.

And lucky for you I’ve made a Powershell script to do this for you!

WMF / Powershell 5.0 Preview – September 2014

A couple of days ago it seems that Christmas came early! Microsoft released the latest preview of WMF 5.0 which includes the latest and greatest version of Powershell. And wow, the feature list is extensive!

On a high level it includes major functional and Powershell ISE improvements for:

  1. DSC
  2. String-handling
  3. Logging / Auditing Powershell usage
  4. Filesystem management

And new features for:

  1. Generating Powershell cmdlets from OData Endpoints
  2. Managing .zip files with native cmdlets
  3. Using and managing PowershellGet (OneGet)
  4. Managing switches that are Windows Server 2012 R2 logo-certified
  5. Developing new classes
  6. Dynamic method invocation

If you want to read more about the new and/or improved functionality with examples you’ll have to download and read the release notes! It’s 33 pages of Powershell madness!

In the coming days I will be looking a bit more on the new features 5 and 6. Can’t wait to deep-dive into this!

The September release of WMF 5.0 can be downloaded at:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=44070

If you’re trying Powershell 5.0 please submit and discuss feedback at:
https://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/Feedback