Episode 264 – PowerScripting Podcast – Eric Williams and Jeff Foster on the Cisco UCS PowerTool


A Podcast about Windows PowerShell. Listen: In This Episode Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Eric Williams and Jeff Foster about the Cisco UCS PowerTool News The Windows Management Framework V5 Preview is out! You still have until April 14th to register for the PowerShell Summit Chicago PowerShell User Group https://twitter.com/pcgeek86/status/451828082694172672 Interview GuestContinue Reading »

Thread Synchronization (lock statement) in PowerShell


While reading today’s “Hey, Scripting Guy!” blog post by Boe Prox, I learned that it is possible to have multiple threads / runspaces accessing the same live objects in a PowerShell session, something I had previously thought was not possible. Seeing that, I decided to write a “lock” statement for PowerShell, which can be necessaryContinue Reading »

Scheduled Site Downtime


Due to Microsoft Azure maintenance, we are expecting PowerShell.org to be offline on April 11th from approximately 3:00pm Pacific time. The downtime should last between six and eight hours. During that time, the site may be intermittently or entirely unavailable. Thank you for your understanding. Related posts: Scheduled site downtime Scheduled PowerShell.org Maintenance May 17-18Continue Reading »

UCS Power Scripting Contest – Unleash the Power of Cisco UCS


Cisco UCS servers (both managed by UCS Manager and standalone rackmount servers) can be managed with PowerShell scripts. Cisco is running a contest looking for the best PowerShell scripts that manage, automate, monitor, and perform tasks like inventory gathering about UCS Servers and other connected infrastucture, like hypervisors, applications, and operating systems. The Cisco UCSContinue Reading »

Tonight, Nana from the PowerShell team talks DSC and more!


Tonight, we’re pleased to have Narayanan (Nana) Lakshmanan, Senior Development Lead from the PowerShell team at Microsoft on the show! One of our big areas to cover is going to be DSC, and what Microsoft has been doing with the out-of-band releases of DSC resources with the DSC Resource Kit, which is now up toContinue Reading »

Charlotte 4/3/2014 Meeting – Using PowerShell in Websites


The monthly Charlotte PowerShell Users Group meeting will be held tomorrow, April 3rd at 6PM EDT. The meeting is held at the Microsoft Charlotte Office (8055 Microsoft Way, Charlotte, NC). This looks to be an awesome meeting with guest speaker Jason Walker. Jason will demonstrate running PowerShell scripts in a cool and novel way –Continue Reading »

Getting Ready for PowerShell Summit North America 2014


Remember that Summit registration ENDS in just about 10 days. If you’re already registered, here’s some incredibly important information you need to know. First, be sure you’re visiting http://powershellsummit.org for full event details. Things may change leading up to the event, and we’re not sending out emails every time.  Most specifically, make sure you’re checking http://powershell.org/wp/category/announcements/powershell-summit/, because anyContinue Reading »

Episode 263 – PowerScripting Podcast – Bala Narasimhan from PernixData on FVP and PowerShell


A Podcast about Windows PowerShell. Listen: In This Episode Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Bala Narasimhan from PernixData about FVP News New MVPs! Teresa Wilson @ScriptingWife Jakub Jareš @nohwnd Trever Sullivan @pcgeek86 Dave Wyatt @MSH_Dave @guitarrapc_tech http://tech.guitarrapc.com/ http://powershellgroup.org/node/429 The PowerShell team as dropped DSC Resource Kit Wave 3! Charlotte PowerShell User’s groupContinue Reading »

Evening Events! Getting Ready for PowerShell Summit North America 2014


We’ve got THREE awesome events lined up for the Summit. SUNDAY EVENING, we’re all going to hang out at Blue Martini, a bar at the Brevern building, right next door to the Meydenbauer Center where the Summit is being held. This is a pay-your-own way mingling, and a chance to connect with folks before allContinue Reading »

April 3, 2014 Virtual PowerShell User Group meeting


PowerShell MVP Joel Bennett will present about authoring PowerShell modules, including tips, tricks and best practices for writing modules and functions that work well together (and behave properly in the pipeline) … and… NOTE: if you have QUESTIONS about PowerShell modules which you would like addressed, you can start adding them to the Q&A barContinue Reading »

Code from this week’s Oslo class


OSTools - download for my class in Oslo this week. Here’s some more: share Related posts: My DSC Demo-Class Setup Routine Help me Design the Advanced PowerShell Class! Why the HECK Do You Want to be Taught .NET in a PowerShell Class?!?!?! Writing Courseware: 10961 PowerShell Class

Tonight on the podcast, we talk with Eric and Jeff from Cisco about the UCS Power Tool!


Join us at 6:30/9:30 PM PDT/EDT tonight, at live.PowerScripting.net as we chat with Eric Williams and Jeff Foster about what’s new with scripting Cisco UCS servers with PowerShell, and the UCS Power Tool! We record Tuesday this week only. Back to Thursdays next week. Related posts: Up Next: Eric Williams from Cisco talks with usContinue Reading »

Atlanta System Center User Group meets this Friday!


Just wanted to give a shoot out to our friends in Atlanta at the ATLSMUG group that’s run by two MVPs here in town. They have a meeting this Friday that you should not miss! It’s a full day of free training and networking, plus food! You can find more info and the agenda here: http://www.atlsmug.org/1/post/2014/02/atlanta-systems-management-user-group-3282014.htmlContinue Reading »

New tools in my toolbox!


Much like a top mechanic, I keep a well-organized toolbox filled with up-to-date, high quality tools, ready to tackle any management, troubleshooting or automation project of the day. With the recent release of SAPIEN Technologies new 2014 lineup, I have some new tools and updates. Wanna’ see what’s in my toolbox? I’m happy to showContinue Reading »

Episode 262 – PowerScripting Podcast – Scott Muc on Testing with Pester


A Podcast about Windows PowerShell. Listen: In This Episode Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Scott Muc about Pester News http://powershell.org/wp/community-events/summit/ Alan Renouf will be presenting at the Norcal PowerShell user group on 4/1 Interview Guest – Scott Muc Links Pester on Github: https://github.com/pester/Pester#pester https://www.destroyallsoftware.com/talks/boundaries http://scottmuc.com/blog/development/powershell-bdd-testing-pester-screencast/ http://www.powershellmagazine.com/2014/03/12/get-started-with-pester-powershell-unit-testing-framework/ http://twitter.com/ScottMuc http://scottmuc.com   Chatroom Highlights: [22:49:25]Continue Reading »