The Monad Manifesto Annotation Project

Richard’s log, stardate 2457164.5 Today’s destination is the Monad Manifesto Annotation Project. The idea behind this project is to keep the manifesto intact somewhere on the internet, and to provide the possibility to the community to annotate on the several topics in the manifesto. The idea for this came from Pluralsight author Tim Warner, with the initial annotations being made by Don Jones. Jeffrey Snover gave his permission for this project, but with a big warning: the content only can be shared on the original source page on penflip, and cannot be hosted anywhere else. I am already in the […]


TechSession: Get to Know DSC

Join Don Jones for an overview of Desired State Configuration. You’ll learn how to create a configuration script, how to push it to a server, and how to create a pull server. You’ll also learn about DSC’s architecture, and learn some planning tips for getting DSC working quickly in your own environment. This session will be recorded. Recording links will be posted on the PowerShell.org YouTube Channel within about one week. We are accepting up to 250 registrations, but only 100 live attendees will “fit” in the room. If you don’t make it in, you’ll be able to access the […]


Episode 260 – PowerScripting Podcast – MVPs Don Jones and Jason Helmick on The Scripting Games and More

A Podcast about Windows PowerShell. Listen: In This Episode Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to PowerShell MVPs Don Jones and Jason Helmick Interview Guests – Don Jones, Jason Helmick Links http://powershell.org/ Learn more about the PowerShell Summit Lean IIS in a Month of Lunches Chatroom Highlights: <JasonMorgan_> ## How many teams total? <Vern_Anderson> ## @ Jason – How cool was it making that MVA JumpStart videos with jsnover? <JasonMorgan_> ## Watch out for the ScriptingGuys Forum <Vern_Anderson> ## The one year I had problems was one of the challenges required Hyper-V <Stuwee> ## Don, where are these videos? […]



Up Next guest co-host Don Jones joins Jon Walz as they talk to Jason Helmick

This week on the PowerScripting Podcast, Don Jones (@concentrateddon) is the guest co-host with Jon Walz and the guest will be Jason Helmick (@theJasonHelmick) Items up for discussion will be the Winter Scripting Games 2014, the PowerShell Summit NA and lots more. Join us Thursday Feb 20 at 9:30 PM EST Related posts: Episode 222 – Don Jones talks about the Scripting Games for 2013 and beyond Episode 260 – PowerScripting Podcast – MVPs Don Jones and Jason Helmick on The Scripting Games and More Episode 1 – Fundamental Cmdlets Rocking Roundtable This Thursday!


Introducing the Judges for Winter 2014 Scripting Games

In the last few years there has been a long list of people judging the Scripting Games. Those people were expected to view as many entries as possible, preferably all, and score the entries as well as providing feedback on the individual entries. That is a ton of work especially when you consider that the judges were all volunteers. This time round we’re attempting to spread the load somewhat. Mike Robbins has done a superb job recruiting coaches for the Its their job to look at the entries and make suggestions and hints to the teams – if the teams […]


Regular Expressions are a -replace’s best friend

Are you familiar with PowerShell’s -replace operator? "John Jones" -replace "Jones","Smith" Most folks are aware of it, and rely on it for straightforward string replacements like this one. But not very many people know that -replace also does some amazing stuff using regular expressions. "192.168.15.12,192.168.22.8" -replace "\.\d{2}\.","10" That’d change the input string to “192.168.10.12,192.168.10.8,” replacing all occurrences of two digits, between periods, to 10. The 12 would be skipped because it isn’t followed by a period, as specified in the pattern. Note that all occurrences are replaced, in keeping with the usual operation of -replace. The operator can also do capturing […]


Episode 236 – PowerScripting Podcast – MVP Don Jones on PowerShell Desired State Configuration

A Podcast about Windows PowerShell. Listen: In This Episode Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Don Jones about PowerShell Desired State Configuration News The Getting Started with PowerShell 3.0 Jump Start videos are up Advanced Tools & Scripting with PowerShell 3.0 is August 1st PowerShell sessions, slides and demos from TechEd 2013 have been posted The Philadelphia PowerShell group is meeting August 1st The Charlotte PowerShell group is meeting August 1st The Arizona PowerShell group is meeting August 7th IndyPoSh is meeting August 7th Interview Guests – Don Jones Links Jeffrey Snover’s 2002 Monad Manifesto PowerShell Summit North America 2014 What’s new in PowerShell v4 Chatroom Buzz Vern_Anderson: […]


Up Next: Don Jones talks about PowerShell V4 Desired State Configuration

This Thursday July 25, we are having PowerShell MVP, Don Jones, on the show to give us his take on the PowerShell V4 feature Desired State Configuration. This will be a great show, don’t miss it! Some reading material from Don on the topic: Microsoft announces PowerShell v4, DSC Powershell 4: Desired State Configuration a Must-Have Feature Join us at 9:30PM EST at http://live.powerscripting.net Related posts: Episode 172 – vCenter Orchestrator Episode 177A – Don Jones at the ATLPSUG in September on PowerShell v3 Up Next: Jones, Don Jones! Up Next guest co-host Don Jones joins Jon Walz as they talk to […]


Episode 222 – Don Jones talks about the Scripting Games for 2013 and beyond

A Podcast about Windows PowerShell. Listen: In This Episode Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Don Jones about the 2013 Scripting Games!   News   The Scripting Games are coming in April The Charlotte PowerShell group is meeting April 4th The Philadelphia PowerShell group is also meeting on April 4th UAE PowerShell group is meeting on April 6th The Tampa PowerShell user group is meeting on April 24th Interview Guests – MVP Don Jones Links   http://powershell.org/ http://powershell.org/wp/category/announcements/scripting-games/ http://donjones.com/verified/ 2013 Competitor Guide   Chatroom Buzz 16[2013-03-28 21:24:56] <14ScriptingWife> Looks like THE Jason Helmick 16[2013-03-28 21:25:04] <11MVP-DonJ> It is […]


Up Next: Jones, Don Jones!

  Guest on the podcast this week is Jones, Don Jones to talk about his upcoming books and other projects. Please join us Thursday July 19th at 9:30 pm EDT (GMT -4) at our new live chat location live.powerscripting.net! Related posts: Episode 172 – vCenter Orchestrator Episode 177A – Don Jones at the ATLPSUG in September on PowerShell v3 Episode 7 – Don’t Forget What You Already Know Up Next: Don Jones talks about PowerShell V4 Desired State Configuration


Episode 177A – Don Jones at the ATLPSUG in September on PowerShell v3

A Podcast about Windows PowerShell. Listen: In This Episode A bonus podcast with Don Jones recorded in September 2011 at the Atlanta PowerShell User Group talking about PowerShell v3. Related posts: Episode 172 – vCenter Orchestrator Up Next: Jones, Don Jones! Episode 7 – Don’t Forget What You Already Know Up Next: Don Jones talks about PowerShell V4 Desired State Configuration


Episode 172 – vCenter Orchestrator

A Podcast about Windows PowerShell. Listen: In This Episode Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we have a trio of guests from VMware on to talk about vCenter Orchestrator and its PowerShell plugin capability! News This segment brought to you by Start-Automating Start Scripting to Your Fullest Potential.  At Start-Automating, we can help you unleash the full Power of PowerShell V2.  You can use our deep PowerShell expertise to build rich PowerShell solutions, or we can train you to use PowerShell like a pro. Isn’t it time you Save-Time, Save-Money, and Start-Automating?  Find out more at Start-Automating.com. MVP Jonathan Noble will be […]


Up Next Don Jones is back to talk about Learn PowerShell in a Month of Lunches and more

This week our guest will be Don Jones to talk about his latest book Learn PowerShell in a Month of Lunches and whatever else he wants to talk about. If you’ve heard Don speak, you already know that you don’t want to miss it. If you haven’t heard Don speak, let me assure you, you don’t want to miss it. Please join us Thursday December 15th at 9:30 pm EDT at our new and permanent live chat location live.powerscripting.net! Don is one of our most popular guests so I’m sure the chat room will be a lot of fun. You may want to […]


Up Next Don Jones is back to talk about Learn PowerShell in a Month of Lunches and more

  This week our guest will be Don Jones to talk about his latest book Learn PowerShell in a Month of Lunches and whatever else he wants to talk about. If you’ve heard Don speak, you already know that you don’t want to miss it. If you haven’t heard Don speak, let me assure you, you don’t want to miss it. Please join us Thursday December 15th at 9:30 pm EDT at our new and permanent live chat location live.powerscripting.net! Don is one of our most popular guests so I’m sure the chat room will be a lot of fun. You may want […]