Hi everyone, we hope that you join us this Wednesday (Aug 27, 2014) at 9:30 PM EDT as we welcome our friend of the show Ed Horley to teach everyone about IPv6! Ed also knows a thing or two about network configuration with PowerShell, so it should be a great talk.
Don’t forget, you can join us live at live.powerscripting.net, or tune in later for the video recording and audio podcast versions. Here’s a little bit about Ed for those who haven’t seen him speak:
Ed Horley is the Practice Manager – Cloud Solutions and the Practice Lead – IPv6 at Groupware Technology in the San Francisco Bay Area and is the author of Practical IPv6 for Windows Administrators from Apress. Ed is actively involved in IPv6 serving as the co-chair of the California IPv6 Task Force http://www.cav6tf.org/ and additionally helping with the North American IPv6 Task Force http://www.nav6tf.org/ He has presented at the Rocky Mountain IPv6 Summit, the North American IPv6 Summit, the Texas IPv6 Summit in addition to co-chairing and presenting at the annual gogoNETLive IPv6 conference in Silicon Valley. He has also presented on IPv6 at Microsoft TechEd North America and Europe, at Cisco Live in North America and Europe, at TechMentor and at Interop.
Ed is a retired Microsoft MVP (10 years from 2004 to 2013) and has spent the last 18+ years working in networking as an IT professional. Ed enjoys Umpiring Women’s Lacrosse when he isn’t playing around on IPv6 networks. He maintains a blog at howfunky.com where he covers technical topics of interest to him and is on twitter at @ehorley.
Tomorrow (8/7 @ 9:30 PM EDT), we will be joined by two IT Pro Evangelists from Microsoft, both of them based in California. It should be a great show, so be sure to join us at live.powerscripting.net for the live stream!
Here’s a bit of an intro to our guests:
Jessica DeVita (@ubergeekgirl)
I am thrilled to be joining Microsoft as a Technical Evangelist serving the IT Pro community in the West Region. I’m passionate about social media for technologists, collaboration/workflow systems, CRM and bridging the IT/DEV gap with DevOps culture and systems thinking. I’ve been called the technology whisperer, and I love helping IT people learn new tools and strategies to better support their environments.
Jennelle Crothers (@jkc137)
Before joining Microsoft, Jennelle Crothers spent 15 years as a Systems Administrator “jack of all trades”
overseeing Windows domains, Exchange Server, desktops and other IT systems where she struck fear into the hearts of end-users with complex password policies and email retention tags. As a Technology Evangelist for IT Professionals, she speaks to members of the IT community about what’s new and cool with Microsoft technologies.
Be sure to join us live tomorrow night, July 31st at 9:30 PM EDT with our guest Robert Cain! Robert is a SQL MVP, and a long-time software developer. But one of our favorite things about Robert this week is that he is the lead organizer for SQL Saturday #328, happening Aug 23rd in Birmingham, AL. And do you know what’s so special about this event? It’s got a full day PowerShell track, that’s what!
If you’ve not been to a SQL Saturday (or a PowerShell Saturday event for that matter), you should check it out! The events are free or nominal to join (sometimes there’s a lunch fee), and that crowd really knows how to run a great community tech event.
If you want to learn more about Robert, he blogs at arcanecode.com, and tweets @arcanecode.
Please join us tonight at 9:30 PM EDT at live.powerscripting.net when we are talking with Glenn Block about some new asynchronous programming features in .NET, and tips and caveats about how you can work with them in PowerShell.
You can read more about async/await at MSDN.
Glenn blogs at codebetter.com, and can be often be seen at developer events near you!
As always, we are looking for ideas for interesting things to talk about on the show. If you have anything PowerShell-related that you want to know more about, then now’s your chance! Send us your ideas, and we will either find *the* expert on that topic, or Jonathan and Hal will take it on themselves! The point here is that we do the show for you guys and gals, and we want to hear from you. So, please use the twitters, the facebooks, the blog comments, or just plain email and help to shape the future of the podcast.
Some shows we have in the hopper include:
- SQL Saturday, PASS, and why SQL admins need PowerShell
- How to work with .net async from PowerShell
- What’s new with Azure & PowerShell
Anything beyond that is all you!
Tonight should be a great show! Please join us at live.powerscripting.net as we talk to Matt Johnson and Ben Ten about the PoshSec project! Here is more info in their own words:
PoshSec was created by Matt Johnson and Will Steele. The project was created because they felt there was a lack of security related modules in the PowerShell ecosystem. Matt and Will worked tirelessly on the project until Will’s passing. Wanting to keep this going in memory of Will, Matt pressed on a few months later.
Matt decided to enlist a few brilliant people, including Wolfgang Goerlich, Rich Cassara and Nick Jacob, to produce the first release of PoshSec. Soon after their first release, Ben Ten contacted Matt to add the PoshSec Framework into the project. Since joining the team, along with some additional talent acquisitions, PoshSec shipped version 1.0 at BSidesChicago in 2014.
Matt Johnson is a cyber-security subject matter expert for a Midwest-based energy company. He has over 10 years of experience with the Microsoft ecosystem and information security. He is the creator of PoshSec, the founder of the Michigan PowerShell user group and co-host on the Leveled Up Infosec podcast. You can find more information on what Matt is working on at www.mwjcomputing.com or follow him on Twitter (@mwjcomputing).
Ben Ten is the Vice President of Information Systems and Security Officer for a company in Illinois. He has over 13 years of experience doing Application & Web Development; Security Implementation, Consulting, & Training; Federal Regulation and Compliance oversight in relation to Information Technology (HIPAA, HITECH, PCI); and managing a team of developers and IT professionals. He is the creator of the PoshSec Framework. He is also involved with BSides Chicago, the BSides Joint Task Force Tri-City CTF, and working with the PoshSec development team.
A Podcast about Windows PowerShell.
In This Episode
Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to MVP Pat Richard about PowerShell and Lync
Guest – Pat Richard
Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CZLY4-bZN0
<halr9000> JonWalz any idea why this post has so many messed up characters? http://powershell.org/wp/2013/07/23/episode-232-powerscripting-podcast-thomas-kisner-on-lync-and-powershell/
<gpduck> alevyinroc, i don’t think natively, but Trevor Sullivan just did a post about it http://trevorsullivan.net/2014/06/26/automating-the-lync-client-with-powershell/
- <randal_hicks> @PowerSchill Here’s my smoker ::
<randal_hicks> and in action w/ recipe :: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/103469
<randal_hicks> preface questions with ## please so they stand out
<stevenmurawski> ## I think Lync uses an implicit remoting management model like Exchange. Any gotchas when running the implicit remoting based commands?
<alevyinroc> ## from strictly a client-side perspective, can I use PowerShell to send messages via Lync?
The Question -SuperHero/Power
- Use the -verbose parameter
Please join us for our live stream tonight at 9:30 PM EDT when we chat with Karsten Bott, an mSpecialist at EMC about his work with PowerShell. Here’s his speaker bio from ch9:
MSpecialist at EMC Corporation Nearly 25 Years in IT, Karsten spend more than 2 decades with Microsoft Windows. He is very much focused on Messaging, Hyper-V and System Center Integration. His MOTD: Does it have a Powershell ?
We’ve long thought about offering a PowerScripting Podcast t-shirt for sale. It’s time that we did something about that! But because this is a hobby, not a business, we really can’t afford to purchase bulk inventory and all that. Luckily, there are plenty of web-based options these days. If we went the standard cafepress type route, where they handle manufacturing and fulfillment, and you buy one shirt at time, then it will be expensive. $25 plus shipping, that sort of thing. HOWEVER, if we buy in bulk and do the fulfillment ourselves, that can be cut way down–less than half, actually. But that requires a capital investment up front of $750-1000.
Our question(s) to you, and a call for feedback is: if we offered shirts for $12-15 each, would you buy one (or more)? This is just to gauge the relative level of interest. If there’s enough feedback, then we will start a crowdfunding campaign where you put in a payment method, but it won’t be charged unless we get the required number of orders to actually get the bulk pricing we need for the whole thing to make sense. Almost no risk for anyone, yay Internet!
Do please leave comments here on the blog, or reply to @powerscripting, or comment on our facebook page and let us know!
And…here’s a mockup! Design is by no means final, but we sure love Don’s excellent logo work!
So to wrap up–the questions, which now number
- Interested? Would you buy a shirt at $12-15? (If you’d buy more than a few, how many?)
- PowerShell logo required? Do you really want the PowerShell logo on the shirt? We do have permission to use the logo, just wondering if and how to make space for it on the front or back (or the sleeve). This will have some impact to the shirt cost, but not a lot.
- White ok? Would you buy white, or is another color a big deal? We would need to do a small amount of work to make the logo work well with other colors, but it works great as-is on white.
-your friendly podcast hosts