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Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast we talk to James Hamilton of Microsoft and MVP Thomas Lee about using PowerShell on the Hotmail Team.
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- Sapien announcesÂ Visual PowerShell 2011. Q&A
- Tweet from @jaykul: Save 37% on @ManningÂ Books (including eBooks). Get your WindowsÂ #PowerShellÂ in Action or PowerShell in Practice …http://bit.ly/97qQ3D
- Karl Prosser is working on portable PowerShell ISE
- Cool new PowerGUI stuff
- Listener @sqlVariant just had his talk accepted to the SQL PASS summit! Title is:Â The Dirty Dozen: PowerShell Scripts for the Busy DBA
- Coming soon: VMware vSphere Pro Series 2 featuring PowerCLI goodies from Hal!
- User group news:
- Hotmail tips the scales
- A CONVERSATION WITH PHIL SMOOT – THE CHALLENGES OF MANAGING A MEGASERVICE
- SQLvariant: ##What’s left of Windows Live now that Bing is out?
- AaronHoover: ## chimed in a bit late and the Linux comment, but what % of management is done with PowerShell now?
- esarakaitis: ##we have over 3,000 vm’s we manage via powershell, we find that cmd-lets take too much time as compared to direct API calls, how do you handle it?
- philiplavoie: ## will there be a powershell command line tool such as googleCL for hotmail/live mail done in powershell for us users? i.e http://code.google.com/p/googlecl/
- pcgeek86: ## Do they use code signing certificates to sign all their scripts?
- SQLvariant: ## Does the Hotmail team go beyond using PowerShell to just script? Â Do they make interfaces that have PowerShell underneath like SCVMM?
- AaronHoover: ## primarily monitor with WMI, or more?
- SQLvariant: ##Does the team build any internal GUI tools that are built via PowerShell and/or have PowerShell underneath
- esarakaitis: ##do you use service accounts? if so, how do you manage passwords with your powershell scripts?
- AaronHoover: ##piggybacking on esarakaitis ? — Do you usse 2k8 MSA accounts for service passwords?
- SQLvariant: ##Can you expand on the “Visualization through HTML.”
- philiplavoie: ## do they use powershell for any automated testing of new depoys / releases? load tests, scalability, failover, etc?
- glnsize: ## was the switch to powershell a directive, or was it natural.
- SQLvariant: @bj11 ## doe you use PowerShell in any of those XML generation tasks or rendering steps?
- glnsize: ## when can I expect to see a hotmail provider 🙂
- SQLvariant: @bj11 ##can you speak to any chalenges in working with large amounts of XML with PowerShell. Â Do you run the scripts to gather from your desktops or a big server?
- esarakaitis: ##what complications have you encountered using powershell? i know using a code repository was a stumbling block for us
- glnsize: ## given your scale what’s your opinion on v2 remoting. Â have you used it and how has it performed for you… Â (arrived late sorry if already covered)
- SQLvariant: ##any best practices he wants to mention when dealing / parsing large amounts of XML?
- esarakaitis: ##whats your favorite PS editor? (please say notepad++)
- AaronHoover: ## is the WMI the primary way of gathering data?
- esarakaitis: ##any hot PS profile tips?
- esarakaitis: ##do you find yourself using built in cmd-lets or writing custom functions, etc..
- philiplavoie: ## what limitations have you guys found with PS> where you’ve just needed to go another route?
- AaronHoover: ## earlier there was a comment of *only* about 200 servers at a time, why not more?
- Toshana: ## Are you using the readily available cmdlets, or custom written cmdlets or imported .net assembliesÂ
- AaronHoover: ## thoughts to ‘sell’ ITIL when the org ‘looked’ at it and believe it is not for us?
- SQLvariant: ##Bank of America had a comercial stating that they had *at leat* 4 data centers staffed and capable of running the whole company at any given time…
- SQLvariant: ##How do you go about managing whose controlling what with which script in a scenario like that?
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- Checking free diskspace on Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) with PowerShell: http://bit.ly/b1AMR7
- @beefarinoÂ posted his “PowerShell as a Tools Platform” slide deck fromÂ Codestock 2010.
- Inspecting Deleted AD Objects before Restore
- Ed Wilson spoke to the Tampa PowerShell User Group today (7/8) about best practices and you can access the Live Meeting recordingÂ here.
- cspshell:Â 21 User Information Commands to Run Before You DieÂ http://bit.ly/9QJ16l
- James O’Neil explorers the Image module from the PowerShellPack
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