O R G A N I C / F E R T I L I Z E R: 10.13

Oct 29, 2013

loading up powershell 4.0 on windows 8.1

short answer is, you can't. it already comes with it. you can easily identify this problem by attempting to execute the windows management framework 4.0 installation. the error message you receive looks like this:


make sure you read the system requirements closely! as keith hill's blog post points out, you want to make sure you have .net 4.5 installed.

i believe error code 0x80096002 loosely translates to ... "you are a dummy, marcus."

Oct 1, 2013


i figured it was worthy of raising the CAPS. ;-) my first thought was… wow, i’m getting so old. i am thrilled and honored to be presented with this award again. i have a real privilege. aside from working with microsoft – talking to program managers, developers, leads -- i also have the distinct privilege of working with some of the best talent in system center. 10 years. wow.

if you’re reading this, i hope we’ve had the opportunity to interact – in real life or virtual life. i hope through my blog, user group, forum, or some other type of exchange, i’ve been able to help you in some way (and most likely vice versa.)

anyway, check it out. here’s my recognition letter:

It is with great pride we announce that Marcus Oh has been awarded as a Microsoft® Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 10/1/2013 - 10/1/2014. The Microsoft MVP Award is an annual award that recognizes exceptional technology community leaders worldwide who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with users and Microsoft. All of us at Microsoft recognize and appreciate Marcus’s extraordinary contributions and want to take this opportunity to share our appreciation with you.

With fewer than 5,000 awardees worldwide, Microsoft MVPs represent a highly select group of experts. MVPs share a deep commitment to community and a willingness to help others. They represent the diversity of today’s technical communities. MVPs are present in over 90 countries, spanning more than 30 languages, and over 70 Microsoft technologies. MVPs share a passion for technology, a willingness to help others, and a commitment to community. These are the qualities that make MVPs exceptional community leaders. MVPs’ efforts enhance people’s lives and contribute to our industry’s success in many ways. By sharing their knowledge and experiences, and providing objective feedback, they help people solve problems and discover new capabilities every day. MVPs are technology’s best and brightest, and we are honored to welcome Marcus as one of them.

To recognize the contributions they make, MVPs from around the world have the opportunity to meet Microsoft executives, network with peers, and position themselves as technical community leaders. This is accomplished through speaking engagements, one on one customer event participation and technical content development. MVPs also receive early access to technology through a variety of programs offered by Microsoft, which keeps them on the cutting edge of the software and hardware industry.

As a recipient of this year’s Microsoft MVP award, Marcus joins an exceptional group of individuals from around the world who have demonstrated a willingness to reach out, share their technical expertise with others and help individuals maximize their use of technology.