About PowerGadgets

Complement your client server and Web based applications with data visualization components with no additional coding.

PowerGadgets adds advanced IT monitoring on your desktop and in your Vista Sidebar. IT professionals can now create gadgets that consume data from WMI, Exchange, SQL and even the Windows Registry. PowerGadgets doesn't require any development environments, servers or browsers to run real-time gadget components such as charts, gauges and maps. In addition, PowerGadgets is visually and programmatically rich - scaling from vector-based graphics and managed .NET code. You can also use PowerGadgets to retrieve information from other Microsoft applications that are built on top of PowerShell such as Exchange Server, MOM and Virtual Machine Manager.

PowerGadgets is a data visualization product that utilizes Windows PowerShell, Microsoft’s scripting shell, to allow the creation of Gadgets in Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2003 or 2008.

PowerGadgets core cmdlets are: out-chart, out-gauge and out-map:

  • out-chart: PowerGadgets provides a powerful charting engine which provides over 60 chart types and a wealth of aesthetical and functional features
  • out-gauge: PowerGadgets provides a gauge cmdlet to display single variable graphical objects in real-time
  • out-map: PowerGadgets provides powerful mapping to depict enterprise data in geographical or custom maps

PowerGadgets Main Features:

PowerGadgets lets you create multiple gadgets like charts, gauges and maps on your desktop or integrated into the Windows Vista Sidebar, this allows you to make dashboard applications that are tightly integrated with your desktop with minimal software requirements, absolutely no coding requirements and easily redistributable.

PowerGadgets Charts, Gauges and Maps
PowerGadgets lets you create multiple instances of gadgets like charts, gauges and maps on your desktop or integrated in the Windows Vista Sidebar. You can also group gadgets to make powerful dashboard applications with minimal software and coding requirements.

PowerGadgets Real-Time Engine
PowerGadgets provides real-time serialization and execution of the entire command. This makes PowerGadgets the perfect solution to monitor real-time data from your desktop using a combination of visually-rich charts, gauges and maps.

No Coding Involved
PowerGadgets exposes the same design-time experience found in much more graphical design surfaces like Visual Studio 2005. Just use PowerGadgets powerful graphical Wizards to customize chart, map and gauge settings.

PowerGadgets SQL Server Connectivity
PowerGadgets can easily connect to a SQL Server (or any ODBC-compliant database) and extract information for data visualization purposes. Running a SQL query from your desktop is as easy as typing into a command window.

PowerGadgets Easy Distribution and Deployment
PowerGadgets files are self contained and easily distributable. Just email gadget files to another system and double click to display gadget.

PowerGadgets Multiple Windows Environments
PowerGadgets will run in Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server "Longhorn" environments, taking advantage of their power to display visual units of information that exists in the desktop or on the newest Windows Vista Sidebar.