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,Continue Reading »

Philadelphia Meeting – May 7th 2015


Join us Thursday, May 7th when Jim Ficarra of Comcast Cable will present PowerShell and Puppet: Extending Puppet on Windows Through Integration of PowerShell Tools, Techniques and Patterns. Puppet is a Configuration Management System framework from PuppetLabs that originated on Linux systems and has been ported to Windows in recent years. While some of theContinue Reading »

Build San Francisco 2015


The Microsoft Build conference is in San Francisco again, and having missed PowerShell Summit this will provide some good content which can be seen live and afterwards at Channel 9. Aside from the great Developer content I am looking forward most to hearing what is coming to Windows Server specifically Nano. Having drank the ServerContinue Reading »

Management Information: The OMI/CIM/WMI/MI/DMTF Dictionary


Not too long ago, over on DonJones.com, I wrote an article that tried to explain some of the confusion between Microsoft’s World of Management Instrumentation – e.g., WMI, OMI, CIM, and a bunch of other acronyms. I glossed over some of the finer details, and this article is intended to provide more specificity and accuracyContinue Reading »

Observations from our PowerShell Summit VERIFIED EFFECTIVE Exam


We offered our first in-person, proctored VERIFIED EFFECTIVE exam at PowerShell Summit in April 2015, located in Charlotte, NC. While the exam is not intended as a diagnostic or learning tool, there are definitely some observations I can share from glancing through some of the submissions so far. First, the exam isn’t easy. 31 peopleContinue Reading »

PowerShell Summit – North America Launches!


The PowerShell community descended on Charlotte, North Carolina for the third annual PowerShell Summit – North America this week!  Enthusiasts, MVPs, community leaders, and the PowerShell product team came to discuss the latest and greatest ongoings in the PowerShell world. The festivities kicked off in downtown Charlotte at the Ri Ra Irish Pub this lastContinue Reading »

Microsoft Publishes DSC Resource Kit in GitHub


When Microsoft first released the DSC Resource Kit (in Wave 10 as of this writing), they opened the door to community contributions. Our own PowerShell.org GitHub repo consists partly of DSC resource that used Microsoft’s code as a baseline, and then corrected problems or expanded capabilities. What we never had was a way for MicrosoftContinue Reading »

PowerShell Summit Europe VENUE CHANGE


We’re announcing a venue change for PowerShell Summit Europe 2015. Although we’re very appreciative to Microsoft for offering the use of their office in Kista, our registration velocity warrants a larger venue, and gives us the opportunity for a more central location. Dates are not changed. We will be at the Scandic Klara hotel, whichContinue Reading »

A Quick PowerShell Summit Europe Update (spread the word!)


First: Because e-mail these days is actually unreliable, what with spam filters and all, please know that we’re relying on you to keep yourself informed on Summit updates. Following the Summit category on PowerShell.org, and watching the @PSHSummit Twitter account, are the reliable means of doing so. First: Summit Europe is happening. There was someContinue Reading »