In This Episode
Today onÂ theÂ PowerScriptingÂ PodcastÂ weÂ interviewÂ EdÂ Wilson,Â authorÂ ofÂ WindowsÂ PowerShellÂ Step-by-StepÂ andÂ newÂ TechnetÂ ScriptingÂ Guy.Â AndÂ asÂ usualÂ we’veÂ alsoÂ gotÂ news,Â tips,Â resourcesÂ andÂ more.
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Today’s interview is withÂ Ed Wilson, a senior consultant at Microsoft Corporation and a well-known scripting expert. He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer who delivers a popular Windows PowerShell workshop to Microsoft Premier customers worldwide. He has written eight fourteenÂ books including several on Windows scripting:Â Windows PowerShell Scripting Guide,Microsoft Windows PowerShell Step by Step, andÂ Microsoft VBScript Step by Step, all published by Microsoft Press. He has also contributed to almost a dozen other books and is currently working on a PowerShell best practices book.
- Written 14 books
- His favorites:
- Windows PowerShell Scripting Guide
- Network monitoring & analysis
- JeffHicks : ## What is your next book going to be on?
- PowerShell 2.0 step-by-step
- glnsize : ## why not all… what wouldn’t you do in powershell
- JeffHicks : ##How much writing can you get done in a week?
- Who is Craig?
- Scripting Guys editor
- JeffHicks : ## What’s your elevator speech to mgmt about the importance of automation and scripting?
- allows you to be more successful with a smaller number of people
- What’s coming in the Scripting Center?
- Friday Quick Hits
- Series of Excel automation articles
- “AD week”
- Perf monitoring
- ## (mow) any plans yet for scripting games 2009 ?
- The 3000 email backlog:
- bsonposh : ## Can I help with the emails?
- glnsize : ## so mows the unofficial powershell scripting guy.. any plans to make that officiial
- meson : ## what about calling for guest posts to answer some of the questions?
- sepeck-1 : # what about starting forum topics on the scripting site that more people could try and answer?
- Vbscript and PowerShell
- JeffHicks : ##When do you think VBScript will disappear?
- sepeck-1 : ## Have the scripting center examples gotten better?
- meson : ## Has the scripting guys approach gone from a vbscript to powershell mentality to a powershell native mentality?
- JeffHicks : ## The Â script center used to offer script content as a CHM file. Any plans for a new version?
- JeffHicks : ## or make it searchable ala PoshCode?
- meson : ## What about links to community resources on the technet site.
- Are .net forms in Posh the next HTA?
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“HiÂ JonathanÂ &Â Hal,
IÂ justÂ wantedÂ toÂ dropÂ youÂ aÂ quickÂ noteÂ toÂ sayÂ howÂ greatÂ theÂ PowerscriptingÂ PodcastÂ is.Â I’mÂ aÂ SysAdmin/EngineerÂ andÂ aÂ confidentÂ VBÂ scripter,Â andÂ haveÂ beenÂ tryingÂ toÂ getÂ roundÂ toÂ learningÂ PowerShellÂ properlyÂ forÂ overÂ aÂ year,Â butÂ neverÂ seemÂ toÂ haveÂ time!Â AÂ colleagueÂ toldÂ meÂ aboutÂ yourÂ podcastÂ andÂ I’veÂ beenÂ listeningÂ inÂ theÂ carÂ drivingÂ toÂ andÂ fromÂ workÂ everyÂ day.Â I’mÂ onlyÂ upÂ toÂ episodeÂ 8Â soÂ farÂ butÂ it’sÂ provingÂ toÂ beÂ aÂ greatÂ wayÂ toÂ supplementÂ myÂ learningÂ withoutÂ havingÂ toÂ interruptÂ theÂ dayÂ jobÂ -Â keepÂ upÂ theÂ goodÂ work!
AlsoÂ toÂ letÂ youÂ knowÂ aboutÂ aÂ scriptÂ IÂ wroteÂ todayÂ thatÂ youÂ mayÂ findÂ usefulÂ -Â itÂ addsÂ “ExecuteÂ inÂ PowerShell”Â optionsÂ toÂ .ps1Â files’Â contextÂ menuÂ soÂ thatÂ it’sÂ easyÂ toÂ right-clickÂ andÂ runÂ aÂ PowerShellÂ scriptÂ directÂ fromÂ WindowsÂ Explorer.Â ItÂ mayÂ beÂ thatÂ someoneÂ elseÂ hasÂ alreadyÂ doneÂ thisÂ butÂ IÂ couldn’tÂ findÂ anythingÂ withÂ aÂ bitÂ ofÂ aÂ Google…Â YouÂ canÂ findÂ theÂ scriptÂ atÂ http://www.poshcode.org/664.
ThanksÂ againÂ andÂ allÂ theÂ best.