Episode 42 - with Greg Shields

A Podcast about Windows PowerShell.

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In This Episode

Today on the PowerScripting Podcast we are interviewing the author, speaker and IT Pro Greg Shields. We've also got news, resources, and tips! Also, we are going to give away two Sapien Press books. Be sure to listen till the end to hear how to win!

News

Do you have what it takes to be the ultimate script warrior? Find out with Quest’s PowerPack Challenge ’08. 

Quest Software is sponsoring a PowerShell Scripting contest where you can test your skills and get paid. Just create some cool PowerShell scripts using Quest’s PowerGUI and then post them to our site. You’ll get a score and our celebrity judges will weigh in as well.

Do you have the muscle to bring home the prize? Check out the details here.

 

 

Interview

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Greg Shields joins us from http://concentratedtechnology.com Don Jones was also scheduled to join us but was not able to attend so the interview ended up being more of a Server 2008 and Terminal Services interview than a PowerShell interview but it is great stuff anyway.
Resources
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Cmdlet of the Week

Our cmdlet this week is Stop-Process.

Contest

Two of you can win your choice of books from SAPIEN Press. To win, you need to write a review of our podcast. The review must be at least a full paragraph, no "<3" entries please 🙂  .  We would prefer for you to post the review in iTunes because we get a lot of traffic that way, but if you don't use iTunes, that's ok.  You can post your review on PodcastAlley or any other forum or your own blog.

To send in your entries, just let us know how your name appears in iTunes, or the URL of the review you have posted online. We'll give away the books on Episode 44, that's two from now.

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.