Episode 20 - Jeffrey Snover is coming

A Podcast about Windows PowerShell.

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  • ShellTools Software - makers of PowerShell Plus and PowerShell Analyzer
  • SDM Software - "Windows Group Policy Management Simplified." Featuring the GPExpert Scripting toolkit for PowerShell

News

  • Don Jones gives us a peek at his PowerShell column in the March Technet Magazine:
    • "March is Progress Reporting - a definitive look at when, why, and how to use Write-Progress to produce
      scripts that run for a long time, but don't look hung."
  • Sapien will be announcing their PowerShell training plans very soon.  Watch their blog.  They are also seeking input on a possible PowerShell developer class, you can fill out the survey here.
  • Jeffery Snover will be joining us on a future podcast so send in your questions

Resources

  • RunAs Radio recently featured our very own PowerShell MVP Marco Shaw on their podcast show #46 to talk about WMI and IIS7 and several other things.
  • SDM Software has updated their freeware SDM GPMC snapinto version 1.1.
    • Now includes 16 cmdlets for managing group policy objects
    • New cmdlet Update-SDMGP which can be used to trigger remote GP refreshes using PoSh.
    • Their commercial product, GPExpert Scripting Toolkit for PowerShell, has also undergone revisions lately, check it out.
  • Special Operations Software has just posted a video on their website made by Darren Mar-Elia (the GPO Guy) where he talks about Specops Command: http://www.specopssoft.com/powershell/specopscommand-sdm.wmv
  • The guys over at the Swiss IT Pro & Technet blog have published a second free PowerShell e-book.  Written by Frank Koch, this 78-page book covers a wide variety of topics.  It is available in both German and English, and the zip archive contains parts one and two in PDF format. Thanks to listener Rob Johnston for the tip.

Tips

  • Object Types and Custom Formatting - below links were compiled by Shay in #Powershell
  • Using the -disabled, -enabled and -LdapFilter parameters of the Get-Qaduser command to speed up searches

Cmdlet of the Week

One-liner

  • This simple one-liner is an easy to use stopwatch!

measure-command { read-host "press any key to stop timer" }

Thanks for listening!

About the Author

Jonathan Walz

Since March 2007, Jonathan Walz has been the co-host and technical brains for the PowerScripting Podcast. Conceived as a radio show for the PowerShell community, the podcast is the longest-lived PowerShell show in existence, and has featured dozens of weekly guests.