Introductory and Advanced PowerShell Webcasts

We just noticed this today on mow’s blog. It’s too late to really get it in a podcast, so here are the details for you today:

TechNet Webcasts about PowerShell

TechNet Webcast: Introduction to Windows PowerShell (Level 200)

Language(s):
English.

Product(s):
Windows Server 2008.

Audience(s):
IT Professional.

Duration:
90 Minutes

Start Date:

Monday, December 08, 2008 11:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Event Overview

In this webcast, we provide an introduction to Windows PowerShell for IT professionals and show how to automate client administrative activities in the Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista operating systems. We explore the features and capabilities of Windows PowerShell, describe customer scenarios to manage day-to-day server and client administration activities, and discuss command-line syntax usage.
Presenters: John Baker, IT Pro Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation, and Yung Chou, IT Pro Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation

TechNet Webcast: Advanced Windows Powershell Scripting (Level 400)

Language(s):
English.

Product(s):
Windows Server 2008.

Audience(s):
IT Professional.

Duration:
90 Minutes

Start Date:

Monday, December 15, 2008 11:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Event Overview

In this webcast, we look at some of the powerful scripting capabilities of Windows PowerShell. First, we introduce some of the basics of Windows PowerShell.  We examine how the help system works and review the Windows PowerShell command structure. We also discuss how to format output and some basic Windows PowerShell commands. Next, we explore variable declaration and scripting constructs in Windows PowerShell to perform basic programmatic functions, like loops and branching. Then we look at advanced scripting techniques involving functions, filters, script blocks, and error handling. We also look briefly at how to use Windows PowerShell with Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) to gain access to a wide variety of system objects and settings. Finally, we look at how to use the Microsoft .NET Framework to build a simple form using Windows PowerShell.
Presenters: John Baker, IT Pro Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation, and Yung Chou, IT Pro Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation

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.