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.

Up Next: Jeffrey Snover and John Slack for the WMF5 pre-release party!


avatarEverybody, you will not want to miss what has become a yearly tradition on the show. Tomorrow, Thursday Nov 20th at 9:30 PM EST, we will be welcoming Jeffrey Snover, the inventor of Windows PowerShell, and the architect of Windows Server, back to the show! He will be joined by John Slack, PM on the PowerShell team to discuss the latest news with the upcoming PowerShell version 5 release (also known as WMF5).

As always, the live show will be streamed at live.powerscripting.net, along with a chat room (#powerscriptingpodcast on Freenode IRC) where you can chat with the guests and your fellow scripters!

Episode 288 – PowerScripting Podcast – Hal and Jon talk about Splunk and DSC troubleshooting


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In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, Hal and Jon talk about Splunk and troubleshooting DSC

Links

<migreene> http://aka.ms/dscmp

<alevyinroc> here’s my screen. https://www.dropbox.com/s/5bz3jqbghjsh2lx/Screenshot%202014-10-23%2021.42.33.png?dl=0

<halr9000> https://apps.splunk.com/app/1477/

<halr9000> wave 7 shipped https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/DSC-Resource-Kit-All-c449312d

<halr9000> wrong link: this one: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/xExchange-PowerShell-1dd18388/

<halr9000> http://blogs.citrix.com/2014/10/09/tech-preview-xendesktop-desired-state-configuration-resource-provider/

<rcookiemonster> They did a series on it a short while back – http://blogs.citrix.com/author/brianeh/ has them I think

<halr9000> http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2014/01/03/using-event-logs-to-diagnose-errors-in-desired-state-configuration.aspx

<halr9000> http://www.ravichaganti.com/blog/portfolio/book-windows-powershell-desired-state-configuration-revealed/

<migreene> https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/xDscDiagnostics-PowerShell-abb6bcaa

<JonWalz> https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/xDscResourceDesigne-Module-22eddb29

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

Chatroom Highlights:

<Schlauge> ### input inot splunk    key/value pairs?    custom objects?

<Schlauge> ### @JonWalz   did you say you have a resource that pushes your PowerShell profile to a remove computer?

Up Next: Configure Exchange with PowerShell DSC with Jason Walker & Mike Hendrickson!


This Thursday, we will be joined by two excellent guests from Microsoft: Jason Walker, and Mike Hendrickson. They will be talking about a rather large bit of PowerShell DSC code: the xExchange Resource Kit! Mike wrote a blog post series on the topic, and his first piece, Introducing xExchange – Managing Exchange 2013 With DSC – Part 1, starts with “why DSC”, and goes on to examine the contents of this resource kit.

We will talk about it live this Thursday night at 9:30 PM EST, and we would love for you to join us! Viewers of the live stream get to submit questions and interact with their fellow PowerShell peers, so don’t miss out!

Episode 287 – PowerScripting Podcast – MVP Kirk Munro on PowerShellGet


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In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Kirk Munro about PowerShellGet

News

Interview

Chatroom Highlights:

<alevyinroc> http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-02/jpmorgan-says-data-breach-affected-76-million-households.html

<EnergizedTech> https://twitter.com/BeeLai1/status/516692541996281856/photo/1

<EnergizedTech> https://twitter.com/Internal_IT/status/516684790180102144/photo/1

<EnergizedTech> https://twitter.com/lonn_unger/status/515598204403191808/photo/1

<alevyinroc> https://www.apple.com/osx/server/

<alevyinroc> oops, http://www.macminicolo.net/

<halr9000> http://www.provance.com/

<Jaykul> By the way: starting up the weekly OneGet virtual community meeting again — Fridays at 10am PDT. http://oneget.org/weekly/meeting.html

<Schlauge> Roll your own rePO  http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2014/05/20/setting-up-an-internal-powershellget-repository.aspx

<halr9000> http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2014/09/04/windows-management-framework-5-0-preview-september-2014-is-now-available.aspx

<Jaykul> the current psget http://psget.net/

<Keith_> https://msconfiggallery.cloudapp.net/

<halr9000> https://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/

<Dave_Wyatt> I’m not sure when it was added, but I read about it on http://technet.microsoft.com/en-ca/library/hh857339.aspx

<halr9000> for dir in $(ls search_dirs/*/alive.token | sed ‘s#/alive.token$##’); do

<Schlauge> ### software assets or Hardware assets

<halr9000> ## with a couple of hash marks

<justpaul> ##can powershell modules have dependencies and can powershellget resolve dependencies (like… err… CPAN)?

<pscookiemonster> ## I know OneGet (as of the first community meeting) had no specific ties to WMF 5, will PowerShellGet be available for down level systems?  Or is it already?

<Jaykul> ## Talk about all the new parameters on New-ModuleManifest

<justpaul> ##what happens if the API key for a module is compromised?

<Stuwee> #### What about a portal for end users to access the jodules?

<Stuwee> #### I want a protal where end users can install their own sofrtware from one-get

<Stuwee> #### the portal should only show what apps the end user has access to based upon ACL’s

<Stuwee> #### it may have been answered, How can I define a users to use the internal gallery not from the internet?

<Stuwee> #### to specify what software a user may have accesss to.

<Stuwee> #### user A get package A and user B get only package B

<mchelpin> ##when is kirk’s talk?

The Question -Favorite Book

Episode 286 – PowerScripting Podcast – Alan Renouf from VMware on PowerCLI


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In This Episode

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

News

Interview

Chatroom Highlights:

<JonWalz> http://grooveshark.com/s/Stars/6OE7V7?src=5

<JonWalz> http://grooveshark.com/s/Gunfight/6TCnYp?src=5

<halr9000> https://www.vmware.com/support/developer/PowerCLI/changelog.html#PowerCLI58R1

<Schlauge> http://blogs.vmware.com/PowerCLI/2014/09/powercli-5-8-release-1-enhanced-performance.html

<halr9000> http://blogs.vmware.com/PowerCLI/2014/09/poweractions.html

<halr9000> http://blogs.vmware.com/PowerCLI/2014/09/poweractions.html

<JonWalz> http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/25/us-cybersecurity-shellshock-idUSKCN0HK23Y20140925

<halr9000> http://blogs.vmware.com/PowerCLI/files/2014/09/Screenshot2014091613.21.59.png

<halr9000> http://www.virtu-al.net/2014/09/16/powercli-vsphere-web-clientannouncing-poweractions/

<halr9000> https://labs.vmware.com/flings/poweractions-for-vsphere-web-client

<halr9000> http://www.amazon.com/Learning-PowerCLI-Robert-van-Nieuwendijk/dp/1782170162

<halr9000> http://beta.pluralsight.com/search/?searchTerm=powercli

<halr9000> https://forge.puppetlabs.com/joshcooper/powershell

<halr9000> http://blogs.technet.com/b/blainbar/archive/2014/06/05/technet-radio-jessica-devita-interviews-gene-kim-from-the-phoenix-project-devops-tune-in.aspx

<halr9000> http://get-scripting.blogspot.com/

<Schlauge> ### so should we expect a vSphere 5.8?

<Schlauge> ####Horizon is the View VDI portion…corect?

<Schlauge> ### did he say it IS or it is NOT YET

<Stuwee> ## are there any “free” Air services available?

<Schlauge> ####Can you manage vCloud Air with the standard PowerCLI  or you need another snappin

<Schlauge> ### can you manage vspherer 5.1

<MattG1> ## Why is PowerCLI still a snapin? Is there anything in the works to convert to Modules?

<rcookiemonster> ## Are Custom Attributes really going away?  Tag != Attribute

<Schlauge> #####can you silently install PowerCLI

<Schlauge> ### bring a DEV in 6 months and put him/her on the Module Hot seat

<Schlauge> ### I just read a blog post about the load time?   It’s ALOT faster to load…..   can you talk about what changed??

<Schlauge> ### anythign notable that was depricated in powercli 5.8

<Schlauge> #####Are Flings supported by support team?

<Schlauge> ### so how would you get support…. forum?   Email?

<Schlauge> ## Definitly interestd

<Schlauge> ### non tech….  is that a Kite on the wall behind Alan?

The Question – Superhero

  • Iron Man – personal assistant

Episode 285 – PowerScripting Podcast – Simon May from Microsoft


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In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast we talk to Simon May from Microsoft

News

  • Skipped this week, sorry

Interview

Guests – Simon May

Links

Chatroom Highlights:

<Stuwee> ## is that report potentially in a powershell script?

<halr9000> http://www.forbes.com/sites/markrogowsky/2014/09/18/a-guide-to-whats-great-in-ios-8/?utm_campaign=techtwittersf&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

<halr9000> Simon’s technet blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/simonmay/

<halr9000> personal: http://simon-may.com/

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

<halr9000> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/virtuallabs/bb467605.aspx

<halr9000> http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/machine-learning/

<halr9000> http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/azure-sql-databases-api-management-media-services-websites-role-based-access-control-and-more

<halr9000> Stuwee http://regex101.com/

<alevyinroc> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0pjD4qpIpg

<Schlauge> @HAl http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/media-services/

<Stuwee> Azure pricing: http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/media-services/

The Question – Superhero

  • Ironman

Tonight on the podcast, Kirk Munro talks about PowerShellGet!


We’re pleased to welcome long-time PowerShell MVP Kirk Munro back to the show tonight! He will be talking to us all about a new feature coming in PowerShell v5: PowerShellGet. Please join us at 9:30 PM EDT at our usual place (live.powerscripting.net) for the live stream and chatroom.

 

Episode 284 – PowerScripting Podcast – Jason Helmick interviews Jon and Hal


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In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast Jason Helmick interviews Jon and Hal.

News

Interview

Guests – Hal Rottenberg & Jonathan Walz

Links

  • http://PowerShell.org/podcast

Chatroom Highlights:

<JonWalz> http://powershell.org/wp/2007/03/15/episode-zero/

<alevyinroc> rcookiemonster did you see this angle of the funeral procession yesterday? https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-prtlr12ejQQ/VBGnBXppovI/AAAAAAAAJfE/NGv_-cFX6P0/w799-h599-no/2014091095091713.jpg

<halr9000> http://joby.com/gorillapod

<PowerAnon> ## What do you think the most important release of PowerShell to date is?  (1-5 + vNext)

<JHofferle> ## Who have been your top 3 favorite guests? Maybe favorite episodes?

<JHofferle> ## Who hasn’t been a guest that you’d really like to have on the podcast?

<PowerAnon> ## JonWalz – Was your employment change at all related to the recent issues at Home Depot?

<JHofferle> ## What audio equipment and software is used to record and produce the podcast?

<JHofferle> ## Will there be a live podcast from the 2015 PowerShell Summit?

<Stuwee> ## Second JHofferle’s question.

<JHofferle> ## What PowerShell feature has been the biggest flop / least used ?

<alevyinroc> ## What is halr9000 fiddling with?

<JHofferle> ## What products (MS or 3rd Party) have done the best/worst job supporting PowerShell.

<JHofferle> ## Do you write code in other languages besides PowerShell? How do they compare?

 

The Question – Superhero

  • Hal – StarLord
  • Jon – Thor

Up Next: Alan Renouf shares what’s new with PowerCLI!


Please join us this Thursday at the usual time (9:30 PM EDT) and place (live.powerscripting.net), as we welcome Alan Renouf back to the show! Expect to hear the latest from Al on PowerCLI and how you can manage your VMware environment from PowerShell. And you can also expect Hal to mangle Al’s name, yet again. :)

Tonight: Simon May from Microsoft talks Client and Cloud!


Please join us live at 9:30 PM EDT tonight, when we are welcoming Simon May to the show for his first appearance! Simon is an Enterprise Device Infrastructuralist at Microsoft, and tonight, everyone learns what that means. :)

In his own words:

It’s my job to explain Microsoft’s stuff to IT professionals, help them understand it and start to implement it. I concentrate on the mobilization of IT and cover Windows, Internet Explorer, mobile devices, Windows Azure, Office 365 and Windows Intune and technologies to manage all of these like System Center.

I’m also the author of three books, Windows Phone 8 Plain & Simple, Windows 8 For Tablets Plain & Simple and The Rough Guide to Windows 7.

 

Simon blogs on Technet and his personal site simon-may.com, and can be found on Twitter @simonster.

Episode 283 – PowerScripting Podcast – Ed Horley on IPv6


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In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Ed Horley about IPv6

News

Interview

Guest – Ed Horley

Links

Chatroom Highlights:

<Stuwee> ## cidr notation, I’m drawing a blank on what that is

<halr9000> ## what about the lower addresses? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_assigned_/8_IPv4_address_blocks

<Stuwee> ## and this natting is in the US?

<Jayku1> ## Can anyone point to anyone that’s actually doing this? It sounds as complex as rolling out IPV6 :-p

<Stuwee> ## CPE device, what is that?

<Schlauge> ### we’re using it???… but this means that it’s enabled past my router?!?

<Stuwee> ## How can I figure out if my CPE is using v6?

<Schlauge> ### so you’re given IPv6 IPs from the service provider???

<Schlauge> ### how is your internal router passing that information???

<Schlauge> ### but if you’re old printer doesn’t support IPv6… then it will only accept IPv4 packets

<justpaul> ##does Ed run a firewall at the perimeter? if so, which one?

<Schlauge> ### yeah… how is Ed’s home network setup

<Schlauge> ### so you’re devices are connected directly to a switch connected directly to CPE

<halr9000> one of these: http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/camcorders/consumer_camcorders/consumer_camcorders/vixia_hf_r40

<halr9000> ## what about the lower addresses? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_assigned_/8_IPv4_address_blocks

<halr9000> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrier-grade_NAT

<halr9000> http://ipv6-test.com/

<PowerSchill> Stuwee: its supported. http://mydeviceinfo.comcast.net/?s=i&so=1&e=0&d2=0&d3=0&tier=-1&sc=570

<halr9000> http://www.amazon.com/Practical-Windows-Administrators-Edward-Horley/dp/1430263709

<Jayku1> http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/IPv6

<halr9000> http://www.gogo6.com/freenet6

<Jayku1> PowerSchill: http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/IPv6

<ehorley> http://www.howfunky.com/

<ehorley> http://www.gogo6.com/freenet6

<ehorley> http://www.meetup.com/Northern-California-Powershell-User-Group/

 

The Question – Superhero

  • Green Lantern

No live show today–back next week!


Hi everyone. Apparently, we didn’t relax enough over the long weekend, and we need more time to recharge! Jonathan has one show in the hopper, soon to be published, and we also have audio from the Atlanta Techstravaganza show from not too long ago that we want to get out to you guys.

But have no fear, we will be back for a live show on September 11th! For that show, we are going to have Jason Helmick come turn the tables and interview us this time, so that should be something different.

In the meantime–please send us your feedback! In particular, we are always looking for guest and topic ideas. You can mail the show, or tweet to us @powerscripting.

Episode 282 – PowerScripting Podcast – Jennelle Crothers & Jessica DaVita from Microsoft


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In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Jennelle Crothers & Jessica DaVita

News

Interview

Guest – Jennelle Crothers & Jessica DaVita

Links

Chatroom Highlights:

<Vern_Anderson> http://www.techbunny.com/

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

<Vern_Anderson> http://www.theubergeekgirl.com/

<halr9000> you must check this interview out: http://blogs.technet.com/b/blainbar/archive/2014/06/05/technet-radio-jessica-devita-interviews-gene-kim-from-the-phoenix-project-devops-tune-in.aspx

<Vern_Anderson> http://blogs.technet.com/b/jennellecrothers/

<halr9000> https://manage.windowsazure.com/

<ehorley> http://portal.azure.com/

<halr9000> http://snag.gy/5Qdfl.jpg

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

<Dave_Wyatt> (or just go to https://portal.azure.com )

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

<halr9000> It literally has a new Clippy :< http://snag.gy/jQwC2.jpg

<halr9000> is this it ehorley? http://technetevents.com/azureitcamps/

<halr9000> http://technetevents.com/Default.aspx

<sukotto_san> http://techblog.netflix.com/2012/07/chaos-monkey-released-into-wild.html

<halr9000> http://blog.codinghorror.com/working-with-the-chaos-monkey/

<Vern_Anderson> http://blogs.technet.com/b/jennellecrothers/archive/2014/01/20/get-up-to-speed-with-mva-39-s-quot-azure-week-quot.aspx

<halr9000> check it http://snag.gy/hz26p.jpg

<Dave_Wyatt> http://powershell.org/wp/ebooks/

<halr9000> this? http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/PowerShell-Deployment-f20bb605

<halr9000> http://powershell.org/wp/2013/09/08/episode-239-powerscripting-podcast-rob-willis-from-microsoft-on-the-powershell-deployment-toolkit/

<Dave_Wyatt> https://github.com/PowerShellOrg/DSC/issues/26  (Ed Horley is butt hurt that there is no IPv6 support)

<proxb> AlexTeachesTech, a link for starting user groups: http://powershell.org/wp/tips-for-starting-a-powershell-user-group/

<Schlauge> ### is Jennelle & Jessica at WORK!!!???

<Schlauge> ### is windows IT PRO MVP Client side (desktop) or more Server infrastructure

<Vern_Anderson> ## There’s a place to send feeback HALR9000

<gpduck> ## as ops what are we supposed to do about that?

<Stuwee> ## What about going into a few PSH cmdlets that are used wity Azure

<Stuwee> ## Does a tutorial blog that exists for those that know nothing about Azure?

<Stuwee> ## and how long can we use it if we don’t have MSDN?

<Vern_Anderson> ## have they ever played with PDT?

<ChubbyBuddy> ## Any word on jsnover and dJone doing an MVA on DSC?

<ehorley> ### – oh really? Ask about IPv6 support in Azure!!!

<Vern_Anderson> ## ASk them if they have used / played with PDT

<AlexTeachesTech> ## Any thoughts on using Azure in an interview scenario where a candidate can show their skills with no risk to a prod env?

<organicit> ## ask what MS is doing to grow the PowerShell user group community other than relying on ScriptingWife

<Schlauge> ### community driven… but enterprise funded!!!!

<Stuwee> ## what about whats new with PSH 5.0

<Schlauge> ### guests…. I loved the episodes of “normal Joes”  asking what they’re doing in their own shops

 

The Question – Superheroine

  • Jessica – Wonder Woman
  • Jennelle – Elsa from Frozen

This Wednesday: Ed Horley talks IPv6!


ed.headshotHi 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.

Episode 281 – PowerScripting Podcast – Robert Cain on SQL and PowerShell


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In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Robert Cain.

News

Interview

Guest – Glenn Block and Oisin Grehan

Links

Chatroom Highlights:

 

<halr9000> http://pluralsight.com/training/Authors/Details/robert-cain

<JonWalz> did you try http://live.powerscripting.net?

<halr9000> http://arcanecode.com/about/

<MikeFRobbins> Exclude Delayed Start Services when Checking Status with PowerShell http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2014/07/31/exclude-delayed-start-services-when-checking-status-with-powershell.aspx

<MikeFRobbins> Using PowerShell to discover information about your Microsoft SQL Servers http://www.powershellmagazine.com/2014/07/21/using-powershell-to-discover-information-about-your-microsoft-sql-servers/

<MikeFRobbins> I’m presenting two PowerShell sessions at SQL Saturday #324 in Baton Rouge this weekend: http://www.sqlsaturday.com/324/eventhome.aspx

<MikeFRobbins> I’m also doing the same two sessions at SQL Saturday #328 in Birmingham on August 23rd: http://www.sqlsaturday.com/328/eventhome.aspx

<MikeFRobbins> http://www.sqlsaturday.com/328/eventhome.aspx

<MikeFRobbins> Getting Started with Administering and Managing Microsoft SQL Server with PowerShell http://mikefrobbins.com/2014/04/24/getting-started-with-administering-and-managing-microsoft-sql-server-with-powershell/

<MikeFRobbins> You have to install it from the command line on Server Core (no GUI): http://mikefrobbins.com/2014/04/24/getting-started-with-administering-and-managing-microsoft-sql-server-with-powershell/

<MikeFRobbins> Wrong link. Installing SQL Server 2012 RC0 on Server Core http://mikefrobbins.com/2011/11/24/installing-sql-server-2012-rc0-on-server-core/

<MikeFRobbins> http://twitter.com/arcanecode

<MikeFRobbins> http://arcanecode.com/

<MikeFRobbins> http://pragmaticworks.com/

<MikeFRobbins> PowerShell Deep Dives book http://www.manning.com/hicks/

<Jaykul> Hey, anyone know what this guy’s real name is? https://github.com/nohwnd

<MikeFRobbins> No, but he is following me on twitter: http://twitter.com/nohwnd

<JonWalz> http://jakubjares.com/#/gotthemvp

<gpduck> http://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/mvp/Jakub%20Jares-5000731

<JonWalz> http://www.instedit.com/

<Jaykul> seen this? http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/07/this-thumbdrive-hacks-computers-badusb-exploit-makes-devices-turn-evil/

<MikeFRobbins> ## Ask him about his chapter in the PowerShell Deep Dives book

The Question – Hero/Power

  • TimeLord