Top Blog 2012 results

Today Eric Siebert announced the Top Blog 2012 results. When I nominated my blog for the Top Blog voting I was a little bit afraid that I might end up last. But I didn’t.

My results

Here are my results:

Category Place Votes
Overall 145 19
Favorite Scripting Blog 10 21
Favorite New Blog 12 38
Favorite Independent Blogger Not listed

Table1. My results at the Top Blog 2012 voting.

There were 187 blogs nominated in total. So I’m very happy with place 145.

This result stimulates me to try to write a lot of good blog posts this year. And I hope to do it even better in the Top Blog voting next year.

Thank you to all who voted for my blog!

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Function to speed-up the execution of the first PowerCLI cmdlet

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Last year there was a post on the PowerCLI Team blog called How to speed-up the execution of the first PowerCLI cmdlet. That post showed commands you need to execute to pre-compile some of the PowerCLI code to prevent this from being done in every PowerCLI session.

Running these commands will speed-up the execution of the first PowerCLI cmdlet you run in your session. The blog post was made before PowerCLI 5.0 was released and didn’t show the commands to speed-up PowerCLI 5.0. Later there was a post at the vNugglets blog Speed Up First PowerCLI 5 cmdlet — Precompile XMLSerializers that shows the commands needed for PowerCLI 5.0.

But what happens when PowerCLI 5.1 or 6.0 is released? Of course we can try to find the new commands needed to speed-up PowerCLI every time a new version is released. But would it not be easier if we have a function that will do this for you?

The Install-PowerCLIXmlSerializer function presented in this post will show you a PowerShell function that you need to run once after you install a new PowerCLI version to speed-up the execution of the first cmdlet every time you run PowerCLI. Read more of this post