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 »

Community Brainstorming: PowerShell Security versus malicious code


A couple weeks ago, some malicious PowerShell code was discovered in the wild, dubbed the “Power Worm” in the Trend Micro article that originally publicised the malware. Matt Graeber has done a great analysis of the code on his blog. In the comments for that blog post, we started discussing some options for locking downContinue Reading »

Episode 265 – PowerScripting Podcast – Narayanan Lakshmanan from the PowerShell Team on DSC


A Podcast about Windows PowerShell. Listen: In This Episode Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Narayanan Lakshmanan from the PowerShell team about DSC News http://powershell.org/wp/community-events/summit/ The PowerShell Portland User Group is meeting April 15th The Greater Milwaukee Script Club is meeting on April 15th The Tampa PowerShell User Group is meeting on AprilContinue Reading »

Massive Update to All Seven Free eBooks at PowerShell.org


We’ve just finished a massive re-do of all 7 PowerShell.org free ebooks. First, they’re now hosted in a public OneDrive folder. This means you can quickly and easily view them online, download a DOCX, or download a PDF. Anytime, anywhere. Second, we’ve had folks go through and make the formatting more consistent, using a moreContinue Reading »

ONE WEEK LEFT TO REGISTER: PowerShell Summit N.A. 2014 & Precon


This is a reminder that registration for PowerShell Summit North America, and the Sunday pre-con with Don Jones, will end on April 14th. After that, we will accept registrations on a space-available basis, with payment on-site by credit card or check only (must be a US card of check), with a $50 service fee applying. So, youContinue Reading »

PhillyPoSH 04/04/2014 meeting summary and presentation materials


Ashley McGlone gave a presentation entitled “Demystifying The PowerShell Scripting Process”. During his talked Ashley broke down the script creation process by starting with a task and working through the cmdlet discovery process to build a repeatable task into a script. A copy of his presentation materials are available on his blog We then had aContinue Reading »