PowerShell + DevOps Global Summit 2016 – the agenda

We’ve finalised the agenda and we’re starting to publish session information on the web site at https://eventloom.com/event/login/PSNA16 There are a handful of sessions on the site at present. The rest will be added over the next week or so. Keep checking back to see who’s been added. Registration opens 1 December 2015 No related posts.

PowerShell + DevOps Global Summit 2016 Info

Here’s everything that’s fit to print regarding Summit 2016, running April 3-4-5-6 in Bellevue, WA! You can also download: Brochure-PowerShell and DevOps Summit 2016 to share with your boss and team. Registration Registration for Summit will open December 1, 2015, and run through March 1, 2016. Visit the registration website for more details. Registration will be limited to about 200 attendees. Initially, we will only offer registration for a 4-day event, which includes full-day pre-conference sessions on April 3rd, 2016. On February 1st, 2016, we will open any remaining space for 3-day registration. Agenda The registration website will list the complete agenda, […]

2015-October Scripting Games Wrap-Up

The October puzzler was a tough one, especially if you’re not used to dragging information from the Web in XML form. Adam Bertram provides our Celebrity Entry. Celebrity Entry Note: Adam’s entry is helpfully posted in his GitHub repo. As Don mentioned in the challenge, putting the functionality of finding items in a RSS feed should be put into a function. Why? It’s because, chances are, you’re probably going to want to do this for more than one RSS feed. The moment you think to yourself “Hmm..getting the feed for FOX News is nice but maybe I’d want to get it […]

2015-November Scripting Games Puzzle

Our November 2015 puzzle comes from PowerShell.org user Tim Curwick, who created the puzzle based on a challenge he ran across at work. There’s nothing more real-world than this! No related posts.

Summit 2016 – Call for topics is closed

The Call for Topics for the 2016 Summit is now closed. We’ve had an amazing number of top quality submissions. We’d like to thank everyone who took the time to submit a proposal for a session at the Summit. We’ll be working through the submissions over the next few days as we put the agenda together for what looks to be a superb Summit. We’ll publish the schedule as soon as we can.  Once we have the agenda finalised we’ll let you know. Related posts: PowerShell Summit Europe 2014 – All videos available Call for Presentations for PowerShell Summit Europe 2015 […]

Win a Free 4-Day Pass to PowerShell and DevOps Summit 2016!

Want to attend the newly expanded, 4-day PowerShell and DevOps Summit coming to Bellevue, WA in April 2016? Well you can – if you make your own community contribution! Our TechLetter newsletter is looking for articles. And, November is of course NaNoWriMo, the National Novel Writing Month. But we aren’t looking for a novel – just newsletter articles! So we’ll call it National PowerShell and DevOps Article Writing Month (NaPoshDoArWriMo). Er. Or something. Anyway, here’s the rules: Submit your articles in Word or RTF format, in a ZIP file via email, to “editors” here at PowerShell.org. Please include a plain-text file […]

2015-October Scripting Games Puzzle

Our October 2015 puzzle might take us beyond the realm of one-liners, but it circles back to the August 2015 theme of retrieving information from the web. This is another scenario that actually has a lot of real-world applications, in that there’s a lot of practical uses in the work environment for this technique.  No related posts.

2015-September Scripting Games Wrap-Up

The September puzzler wasn’t intended to break your brain – but it was intended to highlight an extremely important pipeline technique. Let’s begin with our Celebrity Entry, from Stephen Owen. Celebrity Entry Alright guys, buckle yourselfs (selfs?  Selves?  I’m not sure which one it is..and this is supposed to be a stream of consciousness thing, so I’ll just leave it as is) So, we’ve got a CSV, with either computernames or IP addresses.  The fact that RPC is already open and all of my communcations works..and it’s the same domain?  There goes like half of what I normally have to […]

Speaking at PowerShell Summit 2016: Topic Ideas for Aspiring Speakers

Our call for topics for PowerShell and DevOps Global Summit 2016 is open until November 1st, and I thought I’d share some ideas for the kind of 400-level content we’re looking for. First, to submit abstracts, pre-register as a speaker candidate. Be sure to fill in the brief demographic information presented, and then add any information for the Attendee Directory that you’d like. When you’re done with that, select Abstracts from the menu at the tippy-top of the page, and enter your session information. Be sure to include, as the first characters in the abstract, either “[45m]”, “[90m]”, or “[120m]” as an […]

Call for Topics Extended: PowerShell and DevOps Global Summit 2016

In light of our recent announcement regarding the future of PowerShell Summit, we are extending the call for topics to the end of October, 2015. We invite speakers to re-visit their existing proposals and indicate the desired length of their session. For example, simply add “[45min]” to the session abstract if you feel your session is suitable for our traditional 45-minute time slot. Or, indicate an alternative of [90min] or [120min].  We also are broadening the scope of the event to include a variety of DevOps-focused topics. We welcome sessions on DevOps practices, tooling, and technologies. Topics on any technology […]

Future of PowerShell Summit in Europe and North America

As we kick off PowerShell Summit Europe 2015, I wanted to share some decisions we’ve made regarding the future of the event. When we first launched PowerShell Summit in 2013, our goal was to be the spiritual successor of the former “PowerShell Deep Dive” events held as part of Quest’s The Experts Conference (TEC) event. Dell’s acquisition of Quest eliminated TEC, and PowerShell.org worked with the PowerShell product team to create the Summit. It’s important to understand that Microsoft has never financially supported PowerShell Summit, except for sending team members to participate and present. Microsoft wanted to ensure the Summit […]

20115-September Scripting Games Puzzle

Our September 2015 puzzle is another one-liner, to help get you out of Summer Mood and back into Work Mode. This time, it’s a pretty real-world scenario, designed to test your understanding of the pipeline and how data can be manipulated within it. You’ll need to really grasp pipeline parameter binding to make this work in the shortest command possible. No related posts.

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 […]

TechSession Webinar: The Top 10 Considerations When Writing #PowerShell Advanced Functions

On Wednesday, September 2nd at 2pm EDT (1pm CDT), I’ll be presenting the September TechSession Webinar for PowerShell.org. The topic for this month’s session is: “The Top 10 Considerations When Writing PowerShell Advanced Functions”. Here’s what you can expect from my presentation: There are lots of things to consider when writing an advanced function in PowerShell depending on what the function will be designed to accomplish, what operating system and PowerShell versions it will be written for, and who will be using it. During this session, PowerShell MVP Mike F Robbins will walk you through the top 10 items that […]