PowerShell Error – “Select-Object : Cannot convert System.Object[] to one of the following types…”

I came across a bug (at least I would assume this a bug) in PowerShell while using the Select-Object (alias select) cmdlet in conjunction with a mix of literal and variable arguments for the Property parameter (attempting to use Get-ChangeLog with a multiple column identifier). Select-Object’s Property parameter accepts either an array of objects, or […]

“Please wait while windows configures Microsoft Visual Studio…” when starting Excel

I got this dialog (“Please wait while windows configures Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2013”) on every Excel (2010) start up shortly after I had installed Visual Studio 2013 Community Edition. In my case it delayed the Excel start-up for several minutes. In order to get rid of the quite annoying dialog I just created a […]