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Ashley Poole


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- Senior Software Developer -
- Co-organiser of @ShropshireDevs -
- Site Reliability Engineering Advocate -


  1. SourceTree Custom Action - Open FogBugz Case

    Today I was asked by one of our developers for help in creating a PowerShell script that would be used within the SourceTree client which of course piqued my interest, especially with all my recent work with PowerShell. Therefore this evening I cracked up my Windows 8.1 development VM and created the script which your see below based on the requirements. …


  2. Push ManageEngine ServiceDesk Cases Into FogCreek FogBugz (Prototype)

    Recently I volunteered to take on a project that required developing integration between ManageEngine's ServiceDesk and FogCreek's FogBugz installations - merely separated by 3800 miles! …


  3. xWebVirtualDirectory Mandatory WebApplication Parameter Blocks VD Creation

    Searching through the vast online realm that we call the internet, your find a new stream of PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) resources being created daily to configure anything from Active Directory to the Chrome browser. Microsoft the creator of PowerShell DSC publish their own DSC resource kit, as well as encouraging the community to create their own resources. …


  4. Bind Partial Payloads To Data Models Using WebAPI

    A while back I was working on a MVC 4 web application that used WebAPI’s where I wanted my received payload directly bound to my data model which worked great. An issue however arose when a partial payload was received as the binding to my data model would thrown an exception due to being incomplete vs my data models definition. …


  5. Quickly Read IIS Configuration Without Using Feature Delegation

    So you’re a developer or someone with a read only user account on your production web servers. Your IT administrators had deemed that feature delegation in IIS isn’t needed so you’re unable to view the IIS configuration. You’ve been managing the production support just fine till now and the pay cheques kept rolling in. Then one day your handed a production outage of a business critical web application that the business needs resolving quickly but you believe it’s IIS related. …


  6. SQLBits 2014

    This year I was lucky enough to get time to attend the community day of SQLBits 2014 which this year was held at the Telford International Centre. Simply, what an amazingly organised day that was packed full of great content. A big thanks to all the organisers, volunteers, speakers and sponsors that made it happen! …


  7. RavenDB Notes

    A few notes from my personal exploration of RavenDB so far. …


  8. PowerShell Just Enough Admin

    With everyone being on the PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) hype including myself, it’s been easy to let items like Just Enough Admin (JEA) pass us by without notice. That’s why I decided to watch a session on JEA from TechEd North America 2014 and create this post from my own experiences as well. …