European PowerShell Summit

There seems to have been a bit of confusion regarding the European PowerShell Summit as the site will tell you that registration is currently unavailable. There isn’t a problem and the Summit HAS NOT sold out at this time. WE just haven’t opened registration yet. Registration will open on 15 July 2014 . Related posts: PowerShell Summit Videos PowerShell Summit Europe 2014 – Call for Topics PowerShell Summit N.A. 2014 Session Videos!

PowerShell Summit N.A. 2014 Session Videos!

Aaron Hoover was kind enough to webcam the Summit sessions he attended, and he’s posted the videos on YouTube. URLs, from Aaron’s channel, are below. Just Enough Admin – Security in a Post-Snowden World – Jeffrey Snover – PowerShell Summit 2014 Windows System Internals with PowerShell – Adam Driscoll – PowerShell Summit 2014 PowerCLI: How to Automate Your VMWare Environment Reports – Matt Griffin – PowerShell Summit 2014 Parallel Execution with PowerShell – Tome Tanasovski – PowerShell Summit 2014 PowerShell for Security Incident Response – Lee Holmes and Joe Bialek – PowerShell Summit 2014 Leverage Multi-Threading for Speeding Up Your […]

Closing the Games

The judging is complete for the fourth and final event in the 2014 Winter Scripting Games. This Games was something very different in that we presented 4 we complex scenarios that were designed to be as close as possible to the type of tasks you may have to perform at work. The solutions required multi-file answers – there’s no way you could solve these with a one liner! All of the teams that submitted entries rose to meet the hardest challenge I’ve seen in a Scripting Games – and I’ve taken part of judged all but the first Games. All […]

Scripting Games 2014 – event submission tip

I’ve testing out the judging system using the practice event and one thing jumped out at me. It was a lot easier to understand the entries for those teams that included a transcript of their entry. I would very strongly recommend that you include a transcript of your entry running. As a minimum I would recommend that you include: – the solution running – show each type of input required by the scenario (pipeline, single values, file etc) – if parameter validation is asked for – show that in action – show error handling in action if you can – […]

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 […]

Introducing the Coaches of the 2014 Winter Scripting Games

A few weeks ago, just before the announcement to start recruiting your team for the 2014 Winter Scripting Games, I was contacted by Don Jones and Richard Siddaway about an opportunity to become the Head Coach for the Winter Scripting Games. I was honored to have been contacted and I’m a firm believer of taking advantage of opportunities when they emerge, especially when they’re PowerShell related, so I graciously accepted. One of my first responsibilities was to recruit a small team of coaches. I immediately went to work before potential coaches committed themselves to participating on teams. We had a […]

2014 Winter Scripting Games: The Event Authors

We’re now announcing the authors and scenario names for our four (plus on practice) events in the upcoming 2014 Winter Games! Our Practice Event was authored by MVP Richard Siddaway, who is also serving as Games Master for these Games. Event 1 is entitled Pairs, and was authored by none other than Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson. Event 2, entitled Security Footprint, will be brought to you by Windows PowerShell team member Lee Holmes. Event 3, entitled Acl, Cacl, Toil and Trouble was created by MVP Jeff Wouters. Event 4, entitled Monitoring Support, was also authored by Richard Siddaway. As you can see, we have […]

PowerShell Summit Videos

Aaron Hoover, one of our Summit attendees, was kind enough to record via webcam the sessions he attended – and he’s posted about 13 hours of video on YouTube for your viewing pleasure. What I’d like to know from you, if you don’t mind dropping a comment below, is what you think of these. If we offered this KIND of recording in the future, would it be helpful? This is something we can do easily and is affordable from a technical perspective; there’s obviously a production quality compromise. We can do more… but it costs more, and someone’s going to […]

Note: PowerShell Book Limited Edition Preorders ONLY AVAILABLE as Preorders!

Jeffery Hicks, Richard Siddaway, and I wanted to offer a quick clarification on our book preorders. First, the PowerShell In Depth preorder is currently available, and there are up to 200 units offered through this preorder. You get a signed-by-al…

Episode 39 – Alex Riedel talks PrimalScript

A Podcast about Windows PowerShell. Listen: In This Episode Today on the PowerScripting Podcast we will be speaking Alex Riedel, lead developer for PrimalScript at SAPIEN Technologies.  While he was on he gave away a bunch of great prizes to the people on Ustream (see what you missed?) We also have a contest for a copy of PrimalScript at the end of the show if you missed it live. News Today’s interview is brought to you by Quest. Do you have what it takes to be the ultimate script warrior? Find out with Quest’s PowerPack Challenge ’08. Quest Software is […]