Charlotte 5/1/2014 Meeting update


The regularly scheduled meeting for the group will not be held due to overlap with the PowerShell Summit and travel related to it for some of our members. If there is interest in scheduling a side meeting, we can do that to accommodate those of us that are not attending the Summit. If not, weContinue Reading »

Up Next: Paul Long from Microsoft talks about Message Analyzer Protocol Parsers


Join us Thursday night, April 24th when our guest, Paul Long (@paulelong) will be talking about Message Analyzer Protocol Parsers http://blogs.technet.com/b/messageanalyzer/archive/2013/11/20/message-analyzer-protocol-parsers.aspx Related posts: Up Next: Jim Britt from Microsoft talks about SMA Up Next: Microsoft Community Contributor Boe Prox talks about WSUS and more! Up Next Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson and the 2012 ScriptingContinue Reading »

Philadelphia Meeting – May 1st 2014


Join us Thursday, May 1st when Boe Prox will present on “Managing WSUS with Windows PowerShell”. Managing WSUS with Windows PowerShell Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) is an extremely useful enterprise patching solution from Microsoft that allows you to keep your systems up to date with various types of patches. Boe is going to show usContinue Reading »

IRON SCRIPTER TOURNAMENT at PowerShell Summit North America 2014


I hope you’re getting excited about the Summit! Monday night, don’t forget to bring your fully-charged laptop to the evening reception, where we’ll be having a one-hour (max) IRON SCRIPTER tournament, complete with an IRON TROPHY. We will accept a maximum of about 50 entrants, although we encourage people to work in small teams. Here’sContinue Reading »

SAPIEN’s new WMI Explorer Released


We all know that working with WMI/CIM can be frustrating. So little of it is documented, and it can be tough to find the class that has the exact info you need. A long time ago, SAPIEN released a very nice WMI Explorer tool that, recently, was taken offline. The reason is that the companyContinue Reading »

Capturing the Goodness! Getting Ready for PowerShell Summit North America 2014


OMG THE SUMMIT IS ONLY A WEEK AWAY!!! As you pack your gear, consider how you’ll be capturing the awesomeness that our speakers will be presenting. If speakers want to share their session materials, they may – we’ll post (right here) anything we’re given. Most speakers will probably permit audio and/or video recordings (please askContinue Reading »

Episode 266 – PowerScripting Podcast – Matt Wrock from Microsoft on BoxStarter


A Podcast about Windows PowerShell. Listen: In This Episode Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Matt Wrock about BoxStarter News The Chicago PowerShell User Group is meeting May 8th Interview Guest – Matt Wrock Links http://boxstarter.org/ http://chocolatey.org/ Nuget Package Explorer http://www.myget.org/ ProGet Matt interviewed on Runas Radio #355 Getting started with Boxstarter http://boxstarter.org/package/nr/astleyContinue Reading »

[UPDATED] Review: SAPIEN VersionRecall


I recently played around with SAPIEN’s VersionRecall, and thought I’d share a bit about the experience. As a note, SAPIEN provided me with a license key to use. VersionRecall is advertised as a simple, single-user version control system “for the rest of us.” There are no servers, no databases, and nothing complex, according to theContinue Reading »

Get the Scoop! Getting Ready for PowerShell Summit North America 2014


We’ve got almost 200 folks ready to converge on Bellevue in a couple of weeks, and we’ve prepared a final edition of the Attendee Guide that you should download and review. Bookmark the URL, as any late-breaking changes will be published there as well. Take the time to actually READ the Attendee Guide, too. It’ll helpContinue Reading »

PowerShell Summit NA 2014 Attendee Information


The following information was provided to attendees via e-mail, and is being posted here as a backup. We’re getting close! We wanted to take a moment and make sure you have everything you need to succeed for the PowerShell Summit North America 2014. First, be sure you’re visiting http://powershellsummit.org for full event details. Things may change leading upContinue Reading »

PowerShell Summit NA 2014 Registration CLOSED


Registration for the PowerShell Summit North America 2014 is now closed. Due to advance planning requirements at the venue, we will not be accepting any late registrations. We can continue to accept transfers or substitutions, but there will be a $25 administrative fee applied. All registrations are final and non-transferable at of April 20th, 2014.Continue Reading »

Summit Session Change


Paul Higinbotham’s session on threading in PowerShell has been changed, because his content would have overlapped with other sessions. Instead, Paul will be presenting: PowerShell Debugging Enhancements A number of script debugging enhancements were added to PowerShell 4.0 and the WMF 5.0 preview release. In this talk I will discuss these new debugging features andContinue Reading »

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast: Matt Wrock talks about BoxStarter!


  Tonight we’re excited to be chatting with Matt Wrock, author of the Boxstarter project. It’s described on the website as: Repeatable, reboot resilient windows environment installations made easy using Chocolatey packages. When its time to repave either bare metal or virtualized instances, locally or on a remote machine, Boxstarter can automate both trivial and highly complex installations. Compatible with all WindowsContinue Reading »