Episode 171 - Listener Call-In

A Podcast about Windows PowerShell.
Listen:
Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we have our first listener call-in show!

News

The news is brought to you by TrainSignal

Get online computer based training for you and your whole staff from TrainSignal. TrainSignal offers more than 80 IT training courses in the areas of Security, Network Administration, Virtualization, PowerShell and more. With 24/7 online access, TrainSignal’s training courses are accessible on almost any device including PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android smartphones, and more.  For more info and a list of courses, visit TrainSignal.com.

Interview

This segment brought to you by Start-Automating


Start Scripting to Your Fullest Potential.  At Start-Automating, we can help you unleash the full Power of PowerShell V2.  You can use our deep PowerShell expertise to build rich PowerShell solutions, or we can train you to use PowerShell like a pro. Isn’t it time you Save-Time, Save-Money, and Start-Automating?  Find out more at Start-Automating.com.


Chatroom Buzz


[22:00:02] <mjl135> Doesn't every city have a bus line that smells like that?

[22:02:38] <Glenn> ## has anyone else noticed a significant performance hit with tab completion on PS3 CTP2?

[22:02:48] <Josh_Atwell> anyone else read Don's book on Toolmaking?

[22:04:33] <DonJones> http://www.lulu.com/product/ebook/windows-powershell-scripting-and-toolmaking/17796789

[22:06:54] <mjl135> ## How many people here aren't windows admins that use PowerShell frequently?

[22:06:32] <DonJones> http://www.amazon.com/Windows-PowerShell-Scripting-Toolmaking-ebook/dp/B005P7V85O/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1325819186&sr=8-2 Kindle

[22:23:25] <Josh_Atwell> ya know...if this chat room exploded then the PowerShell world would be really hurting a bit.  Just look at that guestlist in the room

[22:27:49] <mjl135> ## The new James Brundage project that looks awesome! http://powershellpipeworks.com/

[22:27:50] <DonJones> Breaking news: Terra Nova not renewed. Screw it, I'm moving to an island.

[22:29:43] <mjl135> Are there any PowerShell chat rooms where people hang out... like this but all the time 🙂

[22:30:50] <jaslanger_> noob question, what is the difference between snapin and module? sorry

[22:33:31] <jaslanger_> For Josh_Atwell - http://www.ratemymullet.com/

[22:34:03] <RichPrescott> Question 1) How do you catch an error that has no exception type?

[22:34:09] <mjl135> Are snappins deprecated in v2 in terms of official MS support

[22:36:21] <mjl135> ## Question:  How do I get the team that manages our servers to enable remoting?  🙂

[22:36:48] <DonJones> Yeah, it's OK to make v4 a dependency. .NET v.latest is essentially the Official Runtime of God, so you might as well. Screw people still running IE6.

[22:37:10] <mjl135> Josh_Atwell I just gave their team lead Steelers tickets 🙂

[22:41:12] <Meson> ## Why is it that people say never use aliases (in demos, scripts, etc.) but they never have a problem using "help"

[22:42:22] <DonJones> @Meson "help" is a function, not an alias

[22:43:13] <Meson> ## Does anyone ever use CredSSP for their remoting?

[22:43:40] <Brian-AKA-Zuul> I've seen CredSSP mentioned, but really have no idea what it is

[23:05:54] <Josh_Atwell> www.vtesseract.com

[23:08:07] <Start-Automating> "Magneto: Too limited"

[23:09:15] <jaslanger_> Powershell, more powerful then Magneto!

The Question


Josh Atwell’s superhero: Dr Manhattan


Resources

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.