Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast: Matt Wrock talks about deploying Nano Server with Packer!

Tonight, we welcome Matt Wrock (@mwrockx) back to the show to talk about his recent blog post detailing how he is automating the deployment of Nano Server using Packer and Vagrant. There’s a lot of goodies and gotchas in here about what’s in Nano and what’s *not* in Nano, so be sure to tune in! We record at our usual time, 9:30 PM ET, at our usual place: And don’t forget to join us in the #live-podcast chatroom on the PowerShell Slack team! (Sign up ahead of time here.) (Yes, it’s Wednesday, which is our new normal night for the foreseeable future.) Related posts: Up […]

Episode 306 – PowerScripting Podcast – Rob “Barkz” Barker from Pure Storage

Listen: In This Episode Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Rob “Barkz” Barker from Pure Storage Interview   Chatroom Highlights   <halr9000> <halr9000> <halr9000> <halr9000> <halr9000> <halr9000> <halr9000> apropos of nothing: <halr9000> <<@UPLLB|halr9000>> halr9000 uploaded a file: A million! <<@UPSHF|herschelle42>> herschelle42 uploaded a file: Snover VMWorld Session <halr9000> <tkr> iex (new-object net.webclient).downloadstring(‘’) <jaykul> Hey, would anyone care about a file system provider that can handle long file paths? <jaykul>   Question Superhero – AntMan No related posts.

Tonight on the show: Windows Server 2016 news with Eric Courville!

If you want to learn more about the state of Windows Server 2016 (now in Tech Preview 3), be sure to join us tonight as we welcome Eric Courville back to the show to share his hands-on experiences with the latest bits! Eric is a Windows PowerShell MVP and leader of the Norcal PowerShell User Group. He blogs at Related posts: Episode 269 – PowerScripting Podcast – U.S. PowerShell Summit Recap Help wanted–we need your show ideas! Up Next: Glenn Block talks about Asynchronous Programming Up Next: IT Pro Evangelists Jessica and Jennelle from Microsoft!

Episode 305 – PowerScripting Podcast – Josh Atwell from SolidFire

Listen: In This Episode Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Josh Atwell from Solidfire Interview Chatroom Highlights <sp> <pscookiemonster> <sp> <halr9000> <sp> <halr9000> <sp> <halr9000> <sp> <halr9000> <sp> <halr9000> <sp> <halr9000> figured it out <sp> <halr9000> <sp> <halr9000> <sp> <halr9000> <sp> <halr9000> joshatwell: he writes his powershell from a mac! <sp> <jonwalz> <sp> <halr9000> <sp> <halr9000> <sp> <halr9000> another book to read: <sp> <pscookiemonster> ## for whenever it’s convenient… Any idea what factors helped persuade SolidFire to buy into […]

Tonight on the podcast: Rob ‘barkz’ Barker on the Pure Storage PowerShell Toolkit!

You guys may recall that on episode 298, we had Vaughn and Cody on from Pure Storage. The main thrust of that episode was going to be their PowerShell toolkit, however due to a last minute scheduling conflict, their PowerShell guy couldn’t make it, so we just covered the storage tech. Tonight, we are finishing up that story and are happy to welcome Rob ‘barkz’ Barker to the show! Rob (@purepowershell) is a Microsoft Solutions Architect at Pure, and he was the author of their first PowerShell toolkit a year ago. Tonight he’ll be talking about the history of automation for storage, and will […]

Episode 304 – PowerScripting Podcast – Ben Armstrong from Microsoft on Windows Containers

Listen: In This Episode Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Ben Armstrong from Microsoft about Containers Interview Chatroom Highlights <pscookiemonster> VirtualPCGuy – if you want to join the more modern side of the chat : ) <halr9000> <halr9000> <halr9000> <halr9000> <MikeFRobbins> PowerShell Direct Running PowerShell inside a virtual machine from the Hyper-V host <StephenOwen> <halr9000> <halr9000> <StephenOwen> Question First Computer – Commodore 64 Thanks to Stephen Owen for this expertly timed meme drop!   No related posts.

Episode 303 – PowerScripting Podcast – Andrew Mason from Microsoft on Nano Server

Listen: Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Andrew Mason from Microsoft about Nano Server Interview Chatroom Highlights <MikeFRobbins> ## Will Nano server be an installation option like Server Core or will it be a completely different SKU? <organicit> ## are 3rd parties doing a better job of supporting core and nano?  They have been my biggest hindrance for running it in my Enterprise <sp> <suwee> ## Will Nano support PowerShell? <organicit> ## is there Open Stack integration? <sp> <halr9000> ## density <MikeFRobbins> ## Any plans to support nano on Rasberry Pi 2? <sp> <suwee> […]

Episode 302 – PowerScripting Podcast – SCOM MVP Scott Moss

Listen: In This Episode Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Operations Manager MVP Scott Moss Interview Blog Best of Build and Windows 10 PowerShell: Auto Closing Alerts By Rules & Reckoning UTC Time With Day Light Savings New Post: SCOM 2012 R2 Technical Preview 2 – What’s New? Just in case Department: if you don’t want Ops Insight Alerts going to SCOM any more #AzureStack @ #MSIgnite System Center 2016 Technical Preview 2 Management Packs for Open Source Software Bonus links from Scott – Thanks!! Plural Sight Course Play by Play: PowerShell from Idea to Action with […]

Episode 301 – PowerScripting Podcast – MVP Jeff Wouters

Listen: In This Episode Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to PowerShell MVP Jeff Wouters Interview Ep 240, Jeff’s first appearance Chatroom Highlights * Topic is: <sp> <halr9000> <sp> <halr9000> <sp> <halr9000> <sp> <halr9000> <sp> <halr9000> <sp> <halr9000> <sp> <halr9000> <Stuwee> <sifb> (this might be the PowerShell Unplugged session ) <sp> <halr9000> <sp> <halr9000> check out this list, it’s insane <migreene> You can also check the source – <sp> <jaykul> <sp> <jaykul> just for contrast <sp> <jaykul> Even better if you color code […]

Recording live with Josh Atwell tonight!

We are happy to have Josh Atwell joining us 7/16/2015 at 9:30 EST at . Josh Atwell is a fellow podcaster (vBrownBag and VUPaaS) vExpert, CiscoChampion and author and he is joining us to talk about the PowerShell work being done at SolidFire. However, as usual, we’ll talk about whatever comes up. I hope you can join us live to ask Josh questions or to just hang out and have fun. No related posts.

Up Next: Ben Armstrong from Microsoft talks with us about Containers!

This Thursday (6/25/15) we welcome back Ben Armstrong (aka @VirtualPCGuy) to the show! Note we will record an hour earlier than normal @ 8:30 PM EDT. The live stream will be at The topic is containers, and it will be AMAZING. How amazing? Listen to this: The backing track was “Volatile Reaction” Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Related posts: Tonight on the show, Karsten Bott from EMC! This Wednesday: Ed Horley talks IPv6! No live show today–back next week! Up Next: next live show is Feb 12

Up Next: Andrew Mason from Microsoft talks about Nano Server!

We are very excited for tomorrow night’s show! Please join us at the usual time (9:30 PM EDT / 6:30 PM PDT) and the usual place ( as we have a chat with Andrew Mason, group program manager from Microsoft to talk about Nano Server! In case you haven’t heard, Nano Server is: a server operating system doesn’t have “Windows” in the name has no GUI (nor even a local login console) distinct from Windows Server Core tiny (93% smaller VHD footprint than full Windows) robust (80% fewer reboots) and secure (92% fewer critical bulletins, due to smaller attack surface) Want to learn more? Check out […]

Episode 300 – PowerScripting Podcast – MVP Adam Driscoll and Andre Sayre from Microsoft on PoshTools

Listen: In This Episode Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to MVP Adam Driscoll and Andre Sayre (Microsoft) about PoshTools Interview PoshTools video from pshsummit (32min) Visual Studio Tools – Community Edition Donwload PoshTools from VS Gallery PoshTools Homepage PoshTools github repo News Nano Server Visual Studio Code Pester in PowerShell PS WMF5 April Preview Chatroom Highlights <sp> <p‌scookiemonster> <sp> <h‌alr9000> <sp> <p‌scookiemonster> <sp> <h‌alr9000> <sp> <p‌oshoholic> Content for the Podcast news feed: <sp> <r‌edyey> another feature; image shown when linked <sp> <p‌scookiemonster> <sp> <h‌alr9000>,d.eXY <sp> <h‌alr9000> <sp> <h‌alr9000> […]

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

Listen: In This Episode Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Warren Frame Interview Warren’s blog Invoke-Parallel PoshRSJob SQLite and PowerShell Chatroom Highlights <proxb> <MikeFRobbins> PowerShell Function to Create CimSessions to Remote Computers with Fallback to Dcom <MikeFRobbins> Targeting Down Level Clients with the Get-CimInstance PowerShell Cmdlet <migreene> AppVeyor badge on DSC modules (Pester tests) – <rcookiemonster> <rcookiemonster> <MikeFRobbins> Is it Sergei Vorobev ? <sp> <p‌scookiemonster> <migreene> <migreene> StarWars trailer (whoa! I did not know!) <rcookiemonster> <migreene> GitHub pages – Question Superhero:Omniglot Related posts: Up Next: […]

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! Jeff 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 […]