PowerShell Summit Europe 2015 – Last-Minute Attendee Details

The Summit is almost upon us! As a quick note, please plan to monitor the @PSHDonsBoss and @concentratedDon Twitter feeds leading up to the Summit. That’ll be the best way to get any last-minute changes or tips. Because our organizers are operating in a foreign land, their Twitter accounts are about the most sure-fire way we have to post breaking news. But, for now, here’s what you need to know: Our unofficial Sunday meet-up has become more official! Thanks to a generous grant from Enfo, http://www.Enfo.se , and the organizational skills of Niklas Goude, we’ll be meeting from 5pm to 7pm. We will also have […]


2015-August Scripting Games Wrap-Up

The August puzzler was intended to highlight the usefulness of REST APIs, and the relative ease with which you can wrap PowerShell commands around them. Our Celebrity Entry for this month will be from Warren Frame, followed by the Official Entry from the puzzle’s author, Don Jones. Celebrity Entry A short while back, I was plugging away on a fun PowerShell project, when I received a pleasant surprise – an invitation to write an article on the August Scripting Games Puzzle! For one reason or another, I’ve always missed out on the opportunity to participate in the Scripting Games, now I had no […]


Final PowerShell Summit NA 2015 Inventory Available

An additional 35 seats have been opened for PowerShell Summit NA 2015, as of 10am PT 2015-01-11. This will be the final block of inventory available for the event, which will host around 140 total people. If you click over and there are no registration options, it’s because it sold out. Related posts: State of the Org: Website, Games, Summit, and More Fundraising: PowerShell People Kick Butt, Take Names European Summit deadline approaching PowerShell Summit Europe 2014 – – videos from day 1


VERIFIED EFFECTIVE Exams to be Held at PowerShell Summit NA 2015

Although we have decided to discontinue the online VERIFIED EFFECTIVE exams (as outlined previously), the organization has decided to offer the exams as a live, proctored event at the PowerShell Summit North America 2015. If all goes well, this could become a regular Summit offering. Details: You must be registered to attend the Summit. There is no additional charge to sit the exam. You may not already hold a valid VERIFIED EFFECTIVE certificate. You will be given a written assignment and 45 minutes to complete it. You must bring your own laptop running any version of PowerShell (v2+). Your laptop must […]


[UPDATED] PowerShell Summit N.A. 2015 – Additional Capacity

UPDATED: We’ve moved the date to January 11th in the below; we’ll need some additional time to get the capacity opened up, and moving a bit past the holidays was needed. We will be opening approximately 35-40 additional spaces for PowerShell Summit N.A. 2015. This change will be made sometime in the evening of January 11th, 2015, and the additional spaces will be first-come, first-served. Registration will be via PayPal only at this stage. There will be no additional capacity released after these spaces are taken. No related posts.


The Future of PowerShell.org’s VERIFIED EFFECTIVE Program

As many of you know, we’ve offered a VERIFIED EFFECTIVE exam program to help formally vet someone’s skills as a PowerShell “Toolmaker.” The exam focused on your ability to create advanced PowerShell tools that follow standard shell practices and patterns. We made the exam available to Association of Windows PowerShell Professionals members, meaning anyone who attended a PowerShell Summit could participate; you could also purchase exam credits a la carte. We’ve unfortunately had very little uptake on the program. Fewer than 20% of those eligible to take the exam ever registered to do so, and of those who registered only […]


PowerShell Summit North America 2015 Registration Information

Registration for PowerShell Summit North America 2015 will begin on October 30, 2014, and continue through March 30, 2015. Visit the main Summit page for registration links, event dates, and other information. The event will be at Microsoft’s offices in Charlotte, NC. Please note that we will only be accepting around 100 registrations. Payment is via PayPal; if you cannot pay via PayPal, please contact Summit at PowerShell.org for alternate arrangements (such as check). However, leave plenty of time – we must receive your payment by 30 March 2015 in order to process your registration. We understand that some of you […]


Happy Birthday to PowerShell[.org]!

Congratulations to everyone who helped found, and who daily helps to build, PowerShell.org – which today turned 2 years old. And in November, PowerShell itself will turn 8, having been launched on November 15, 2006. You’ve come a long way, baby. No related posts.


Accepting Topics for PowerShell Summit North America 2015

We are still accepting session ideas for PowerShell Summit North America 2015, to be held in April 2015 in Charlotte, NC. However, time is running out – so if you’d like to submit (speakers get to attend for free, although we aren’t able to cover other expenses), then you need to get on the ball! Go to http://eventmgr.azurewebsites.net/preregister/account/PSNA15/2015-NA-Speaker. Create an account. You can always return to http://eventmgr.azurewebsites.net/event/home/PSNA15 to login and access your abstracts. Click Abstracts Click Submit Abstract Provide a title and description; descriptions must be 50-250 words. Set the Status to “Ready to Review” when you are ready to […]


PowerShell Summit Europe 2014 – Status

As of this post, we have filled slightly over 50% of our capacity for the PowerShell Summit Europe 2014. Registration closes September 15, 2014. If we do not reach at least 45 attendees (we’re at 26 now), then it is unlikely we will have a 2015 event in Europe. We do plan to record all sessions. Recordings will intercept the speaker’s laptop output on its way to the projector, meaning it will be a high-quality, high-definition recording. A room microphone should do a good job of capturing speaker audio, and an acceptable job capturing Q&A, discussion, and other room audio. […]


Video: An Entertaining Evening on the Art and Science of Writing Scripts in PowerShell

Cody Konior brought us this: An entertaining evening on the art and science of writing scripts in PowerShell targeted especially for beginners. Interspersed with live demos, we’ll glance through the basics such as variables, loops, and the pipeline, then briskly overview modules, remoting, a little SQL, and email control. All sample code will then be combined to solve* a “totally realistic scenario” with a Rube Goldbergian nightmare. This is a once-off event of fun and frivolity not to be missed. * Best practices not guaranteed. Watch the video on YouTube. No related posts.


PowerShell Summit 2014 Europe Registration Open Today

If you’re reading this, then registration for PowerShell Summit 2014 Europe should be open. Please be sure to create an account using the attendee’s e-mail address, even if someone else will be paying. Summit attendance and all AWPP benefits are tied to the attendee e-mail address. Read the FAQ on the registration website if you need to pay by alternate means (other than PayPal), and contact Summit@ via e-mail if you have registration questions. The account you create on the registration site will also provide access to the full agenda, session surveys, and other important items. Please remember your registered […]


#PowerShell Summit Europe 2014 Agenda Now Online

We’ve posted titles and the schedule for PowerShell Summit Europe 2014. As a reminder, public membership sales will start on July 15, 2014. Mark your calendars. We only plan to have around 60 attendee spaces, so you will want to register early to secure your space. No related posts.


VERIFIED EFFECTIVE #PowerShell Exam Now Open to Everyone

Our VERIFIED EFFECTIVE Windows PowerShell Toolmaker exam is now open to everyone. The cost is $250, as the exam includes both automated grading and a human review element. Passed exams are considered valid for 2 years, and include an online confirmation that employers can use to check your status. Visit http://VerifiedEffective.org to begin. Log in using one of the social network buttons provided, and then select the option to Purchase Exam Credits. You’ll walk through a couple of screens that explain how it works, provide you with an exam voucher code, and then walk you through the payment process. Your […]


Public Beta for PowerShell “Toolmaker” VERIFIED EFFECTIVE Exam

We are preparing to open VERIFIED EFFECTIVE “certification” exams to the public for the first time, and are looking for 1-2 beta testers. If you think you might be interested, start by reading the Program Guide for the “Windows PowerShell Toolmaker” program: Toolmaker Program Guide The Program Guide explains how the program works, and what the exam entails. You take the exam online using your own computer. If you think you might be interested, contact “Exams” at PowerShell.org via e-mail. Note that you will be required to pay the full program fee of $250 via PayPal; that payment process is […]