The PowerScripting Podcast

Join hosts Jon Walz and Hal Rottenberg each Thursday at 9:30 EST. Just visit the show Web site to join in the fun.

Episode 299 – PowerScripting Podcast -Warren Frame on Invoke-Parallel and PoshRSJob


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In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Warren Frame

Interview

Chatroom Highlights

<proxb> https://github.com/proxb/PoshRSJob

<MikeFRobbins> PowerShell Function to Create CimSessions to Remote Computers with Fallback to Dcom http://mikefrobbins.com/2014/08/28/powershell-function-to-create-cimsessions-to-remote-computers-with-fallback-to-dcom/

<MikeFRobbins> Targeting Down Level Clients with the Get-CimInstance PowerShell Cmdlet http://mikefrobbins.com/2012/09/20/targeting-down-level-clients-with-the-get-ciminstance-powershell-cmdlet/

<migreene> AppVeyor badge on DSC modules (Pester tests) – https://github.com/PowerShell/xAdcsDeployment

<rcookiemonster> https://t.co/B2cQqErHM7

<rcookiemonster> https://t.co/B2cQqErHM7

<MikeFRobbins> Is it Sergei Vorobev http://twitter.com/xvorsx ?

<sp> <p‌scookiemonster> https://www.crowdcast.io/e/vipug-2015-05

<migreene> http://stevenmurawski.com/powershell/2015/4/youll-pry-the-gui-from-my-cold-dead-hands-1

<migreene> StarWars trailer (whoa! I did not know!)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngElkyQ6Rhs

<rcookiemonster> http://ramblingcookiemonster.github.io/

<migreene> GitHub pages – https://pages.github.com/

Question

  • Superhero:Omniglot

Tonight on the podcast: Jeff Wouters is hands-on with #windows10 & #nanoserver


We have a live show tonight! Please join us as we chat with PowerShell MVP Jeff Wouters about his hands-on experience with Windows 10, Nano Server, and more!

fnDPYJjPJeff Wouters, MVP Windows PowerShell, is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Automation Consultant at Methos. With over 10 years of IT experience, an MBA degree and two Master degrees, he shares his knowledge and opinions both through online and offline media. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences all over the world, with a main focus on PowerShell and automation.
A consultant by day, developer by night and system administrator by heart: IT runs through his veins.

As always, we record at 9:30 PM EDT. Don’t forget to join the chatroom as well! You can do so via the web at live.powerscripting.net, IRC to #powerscriptingpodcast on Freenode, or now you can join via the #live-podcast Slack room on the PowerShell Slack team.

Episode 298 – PowerScripting Podcast -Vaughn Stewart and Cody Hosterman from Pure Storage


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In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Vaughn Stewart and Cody Hosterman from Pure Storage

Interview

 

Chatroom Highlights

<halr9000> https://github.com/purestorage/PowerShell-Toolkit

<halr9000> http://www.purestorage.com/blog/pure-storage-powershell-toolkit-2-5-0-324/

<halr9000> http://www.purestorage.com/blog/quick-start-guide-for-the-pure-storage-powershell-toolkit/

<halr9000> https://twitter.com/themsftdude

<halr9000> https://youtu.be/1pMvzYZx2h0

 

 

Question

  • Superhero:
    • Vaughn – Mr. Fantastic
    • Cody – Zack Morris (Saved By The Bell – Stop time)

Tonight on the podcast: Adam Driscoll and Andre Sayre talk about PoshTools!


(edit @ 4:14 PM EDT: last minute guest change!)

Live show happens tonight! Please join us as we talk with Adam Driscoll, PowerShell MVP, and Andrew Sayre, SDE at Microsoft’s Visual Studio Cloud Tooling team. The topic is a big one: PowerShell Tools for Visual Studio, aka PoshTools!

As always, showtime is at 9:30 PM EDT, and you can watch the live stream at live.powerscripting.net. See ya there!

Episode 297 – PowerScripting Podcast -Alan Renouf from VMware on PowerCLI 6


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In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Alan Renouf from VMware

Interview

Chatroom Highlights

<halr9000> http://snag.gy/Cv5eP.jpg

<halr9000> http://www.teavana.com/the-teas/black-teas/p/yunnan-golden-pu-erh-tea

<halr9000> http://blogs.vmware.com/PowerCLI/2015/03/powercli-6-0-r1-now-generally-available.html

<halr9000> http://vcloud.vmware.com/

<halr9000> http://www.vmware.com/products/vrealize-automation

<halr9000> http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/vsphere/VMware-vSphere-Platform-Whats-New.pdf

<halr9000> http://www.amazon.com/The-Martian-Novel-Andy-Weir-ebook/dp/B00EMXBDMA

<halr9000> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8qgehH3kEQ

 

Question

  • Favorite book:The Davinci Code

Up Next: Vaughn & Cody from Pure Storage


As you guys know, we love to have vendors on the show who show strong PowerShell support in their products. Pure Storage is yet another example, so we are having them on to talk about their all flash storage array, and how it can be managed using their open source PowerShell toolkit!

Joining us on Thursday, March 26th will be two fine gentlemen: Vaughn Stewart and Cody Hosterman. Vaughn (@vstewed) is the chief evangelist at Pure, and Cody (@codyhosterman) is a solution architect there, specializing in VMware integration.

You can learn more about what Pure Storage is doing with PowerShell by following the PowerShell category on their blog.

Be sure to join us live if you can, we record at 9:30 PM EDT and stream at live.powerscripting.net

Episode 296 – PowerScripting Podcast – Joe Levy from Microsoft on Azure Automation


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In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Joe Levy from Microsoft about Azure Automation

Interview

 

Chatroom Highlights

<Vern_Anderson> ## Does Azure automation just expose SMA or is it it’s own thing

<aleksandar_> ## do users find powershell workflows complex and limiting?

<aleksandar_> ## do people prefer to use portal UI to interact with runbooks or to work in ISE and automate everything?

<aleksandar_> ## what are the main pain points for authoring runbooks?

<aleksandar_> ## what are the main scenarios you can tackle with SMA and AA?

<aleksandar_> ## are there any plans to enable pure PowerShell scripts and not just workflows?

<aleksandar_> ## can we run DSC in SMA and AA? are there any differences compared to running DSC from PowerShell hosts?

<aleksandar_> ## can he talk a little bit about the actual SMA/AA architecture? (or I missed that)

<migreene> ## he had a great demo at TechEd Europe “Get-ThisPartyStarted” where he turned on a disco ball from Azure

<aleksandar_> ## can we expect some graphical authoring UI in Azure Automation like we have in Orchestrator?

<migreene> ## cross plat (http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Azure-Friday/Azure-Automation-104-managing-Linux-and-creating-Modules-with-Joe-Levy)

<aleksandar_> ## can we perform all actions available in portal just by using cmdlets in ISE?

<migreene> ## the disco ball demo is worth asking about if you have time.  Joe is a genius…

<Vern_Anderson> ## What language is he primarily coding in?

<aleksandar_> ## joe, remind me to give you a converter :)

<sp> <p‌scookiemonster> for those of you wondering what the sp handle deal is – slack.poshcode.org http://slack.poshcode.org

<Vern_Anderson> http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/author/jolevy/

<halr9000_> http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/automation/

<halr9000_> https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn469260.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

<migreene> For the show notes – great session from TEE – http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/Europe/2014/CDP-B344

<migreene> Joe’s SMA authoring plugin for ISE – http://blogs.technet.com/b/orchestrator/archive/2014/03/27/authoring-sma-runbooks-in-the-powershell-ise.aspx

<Vern_Anderson> http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2014/08/07/introducing-the-azure-powershell-dsc-desired-state-configuration-extension.aspx

<halr9000_> https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn457809.aspx

<Vern_Anderson> http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2014/08/07/introducing-the-azure-powershell-dsc-desired-state-configuration-extension.aspx

<halr9000_> http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Microsoft-Azure/Level-Up-Azure-IaaS-for-IT-Pros/Learn-the-Ins-and-Outs-of-Azure-Automation-PowerShell-and-Desired-State-Configuration

<migreene> ## cross plat (http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Azure-Friday/Azure-Automation-104-managing-Linux-and-creating-Modules-with-Joe-Levy)

<halr9000_> http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/2014/12/15/authoring-integration-modules-for-azure-automation/

<halr9000_> http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/install-configure-powershell/#Install

<halr9000_> http://powershell.org/wp/2014/12/17/episode-290-powerscripting-podcast-jeffrey-snover-and-john-slack-on-powershell-5-0-technical-preview/

Question

  • SuperPower – Create food at will

Up Next: Joe Levy from Microsoft talks about Azure Automation!


Tomorrow night we’ll be returning to Azure once more, this time with Joe Levy:

41PFPhfoJoe Levy is a Program Manager on the Automation and Integration team of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise division. He has expertise in PowerShell, PowerShell Workflow, System Center, Azure, and the Azure Pack. He is a graduate of Duke University, with a degree in Computer Science. In his free time, he likes to do pub trivia, wipe out going off jumps on his skis, and compete in hackathons.

Please join us tomorrow night, Feb 26th at 9:30 PM EST for the live stream which is as always, live.powerscripting.net. Come hang out with your peers, and interact with Jon, Hal, and our guests!

Episode 295 – PowerScripting Podcast – June Blender from SAPIEN Technologies


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In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to June Blender from SAPIEN Technologies

Interview

Chatroom Highlights

<halr9000> https://www.sapien.com/software

<halr9000> https://www.sapien.com/software/powershell_studio

<JonWalz> http://www.amazon.com/T-Mobile-Nokia-Lumia-635-Contract/dp/B00LIWB34Q/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1423795422&sr=8-3&keywords=unlocked+lumia+635

<halr9000> https://www.sapien.com/software/powershell_helpwriter

<migreene> List of phones on the testing list for WP10 – http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/02/12/announcing-the-first-build-of-windows-10-technical-preview-for-phones-2/

<halr9000> http://www.sapien.com/blog/

<halr9000> http://www.ted.com/talks/daphne_koller_what_we_re_learning_from_online_education?language=en

<jhofferle> MIT OpenCourseWare has a lot of good stuff. http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm

<jhofferle> Stanford’s Engineering Everywhere has some interesting CS stuff also. http://see.stanford.edu/see/courses.aspx

<halr9000> http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/powershell-azure-resource-manager/

<halr9000> https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dn835138.aspx

<halr9000> http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Microsoft-Azure/AzureConf-2014/Inside-the-Azure-Resource-Manager

<halr9000> https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn654592.aspx

<halr9000> http://www.kelake.org/design/apple-baby-mac-1985/

<alevyinroc> http://memecrunch.com/meme/1YKXW/daaaaamn/image.jpg?w=400&c=1

<jhofferle> ## Is PowerShell Studio strictly PowerShell, or does it have features like syntax highlighting for vbscript, python, etc.?

Question

  • First Computer – Baby Mac

Up Next: next live show is Feb 12


Hi listeners! We just wanted to send a quick note to let you know about our upcoming shows:

Feb 5: no show
Feb 12: June Blender talks about PowerShell v5 and more
Feb 19: no show
Feb 26: Joe Levy, PM for Azure Automation

Talk to you soon!

Episode 294 – PowerScripting Podcast – Michael Greene & Charles Joy from Microsoft


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In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Michael Greene & Charles Joy from Microsoft

 

Interview

 

Chatroom Highlights

<halr9000> http://blogs.splunk.com/2014/12/18/splunk-and-microsoft-azure-intro-and-resource-roundup/

<halr9000> http://conf.splunk.com/sessions/2014/conf2014_SWarrington_Microsoft_Business_Analytics.pdf?activity=presentations

<pscookiemonster> http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/about

<halr9000> blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/privatecloud/

<halr9000> https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Just-Enough-Administration-6b5ad370

<halr9000> found the teched video! http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/Europe/2014/CDP-B313

<halr9000> ok the JEA episode was back in the summer, #274 http://powershell.org/wp/2014/06/20/episode-274-powerscripting-podcast-microsoft-distinguished-engineer-jeffrey-snover-on-jea/

<halr9000> https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/xAzure-PowerShell-Module-7dbf43b4

<halr9000> https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/The-New-World-of-Tenant-778b9f40

<halr9000> here’s the mac equiv: https://rogueamoeba.com/freebies/soundflower/

<halr9000> http://blogs.technet.com/b/privatecloud/archive/2014/10/24/introducing-the-jea-toolkit-helper.aspx

<halr9000> http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/powershell-azure-resource-manager/

<halr9000> http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/Europe/2014/CDP-B353

<CharlesJoy> https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dn790568.aspx (REST AIP for ARM)

<CharlesJoy> https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn654592.aspx (cmdlets)

<CharlesJoy> http://blogs.technet.com/b/privatecloud/archive/2014/04/25/automation-microsoft-azure-automation-the-evolution-of-cloud-automation.aspx (The Evolution of Cloud Automation)

<CharlesJoy> http://blogs.technet.com/b/privatecloud/archive/2014/02/28/automation-the-new-world-of-tenant-provisioning-with-windows-azure-pack-part-1-introduction-and-table-of-contents.aspx (The New World of Tenant Provisioning with Windows Azure Pack (Part 1): Introduction and Table of Contents)

<CharlesJoy> Automated Tenant Deprovisioning with SMA in WAP White Paper: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Automated-Tenant-5f3b83a8

<CharlesJoy> The New World of Tenant Provisioning White Paper: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/The-New-World-of-Tenant-778b9f40

<CharlesJoy> The Evolution of Cloud Automation White Paper: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/The-Evolution-of-Cloud-aef485c1

<CharlesJoy> http://aka.ms/IntroToSMA

<CharlesJoy> http://channel9.msdn.com/Search?term=Charles%20Joy#ch9Search

<CharlesJoy> http://channel9.msdn.com/Search?term=Service%20Management%20Automation#ch9Search

<halr9000> http://blogs.technet.com/b/orchestrator/archive/2014/05/01/managing-ssh-enabled-linux-hosts-using-service-management-automation.aspx

<CharlesJoy> http://feedback.azure.com/forums/246290-azure-automation

<halr9000> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/12_Monkeys_(TV_series)

<halr9000> https://twitter.com/thanosrules

<CharlesJoy> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIND_MGMT 😉

 

 

Question

  • Michael – Superhero: ability to predict all outcomes
  • Charles – Superhero: invincibility

Tonight! Michael and Charles from the Microsoft Enterprise & Cloud CAT Team!


Please join us tonight as we meet up with Michael Greene and Charles Joy from the Microsoft Enterprise & Cloud Group CAT team and authors on the Building Clouds Blog.

What is a CAT team?

CAT teams are responsible for driving customer feedback in to engineering at Microsoft and take on special projects to help accelerate deployment of Microsoft products. The ECG CAT team focuses on Windows Server and System Center. CAT stands for Customer Acceleration Team or Customer Advisory Team. There are multiple CAT teams at Microsoft including Office, Azure, and SQL. In the past we have had other CAT team members including Rob Willis and Jim Britt.

In addition to working with customers on the Windows Server TAP program, Michael and Charles work closely with the PowerShell team on a number of projects. Michael has made several contributions to the DSC Resource Kit and authored the JEA whitepaper. Charles frequently publishes runbook examples for SMA and authored the Tenant Provisioning whitepaper. Recently they co-presented at TechEd Europe on Automated Workload Provisioning on the CPS platform and Leveraging SMA and JEA for Service Provider Operations. They will also be joining us as presenters at PowerShell Summit North America 2015.

Episode 293 – PowerScripting Podcast – MVP Brian Ehlert from Citrix


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In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Brian Ehlert from Citrix about DSC and XenDesktop

 

Interview

 

Chatroom Highlights

<JasonMilczek> ##Do you know if Azure Pack is going to be able to provision in Microsoft Azure any time soon?

<Lars_Rasmussen> ### SNover said that even EXEs could be traced

<halr9000> http://itproctology.blogspot.com/

<halr9000> https://www.google.com/maps/place/2115+Jep+Wheeler+Rd,+Woodstock,+GA+30188/@34.1491471,-84.416224,617m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x88f571b78f6681b5:0xbd70324994bd2272

<halr9000> http://binged.it/1ANUsvp

<halr9000> http://blogs.citrix.com/author/brianeh/

<BrianEh> http://ITProctology.blogspot.com (the MVP blog)

<halr9000> http://www.thecloudcast.net/

<BrianEh> http://www.citrix.com/go/xendesktop-for-the-private-cloud.html

<halr9000> here they are: http://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/search-mvp.aspx?ex=Remote+Desktop+Services

<halr9000> https://github.com/PowerShellOrg/cHyper-V

<halr9000> http://powershell.org/wp/2014/02/12/episode-258-powerscripting-podcast-jim-britt-from-microsoft-on-service-management-automation/

<halr9000> http://itproctology.blogspot.com/

<halr9000> http://blogs.citrix.com/author/brianeh/

<halr9000> https://chocolatey.org/packages?q=reaper

 

 

Question

  • Superhero/Power – the power to convey understanding

Episode 292 – PowerScripting Podcast – News Only


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News

Up Next: Brian Ehlert from Citrix talks about XenDesktop and PowerShell DSC


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This Thursday, we will be joined by Brian Ehlert from Citrix, author of the XenDesktop Desired State Configuration Resource Provider!

Brian is a Hyper-V MVP since 2007, and writes at blogs.Citrix.com.

If you’d like to see the show live and chat with Jon, Hal, and your fellow scripters, you can join us this Thursday at 9:30 PM EST at live.powerscripting.net.