PowerShell in the Big O

omahaI am speaking at SQL Saturday #197 in Omaha, NE on Saturday, April 6th. But even better, I will be doing a full day pre-conference session on Friday. The title of my session is Prof. PowerShell: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love PowerShell. For those of you who don’t know, Omaha (ok, technically Bellevue I believe) is the home to the Strategic Air Command which was such a big part of the Cold War.

Here’s the abstract:

Windows PowerShell has as a special talent for simultaneously exciting and terrifying IT Pros. Many see it as just another scripting language or passing fad. Other’s see it as an essential technology for managing today’s Windows-based environments. Some IT Pros feel overwhelmed and don’t know where to start and others dive right into the deep end, sometimes with mixed results. In this one day session, PowerShell MVP, author and Prof. PowerShell will dispel fears, myths and misconceptions surrounding this must-know management tool. If you’ve been dabbling in PowerShell, wondering what all the fuss is about, or simply want to get a jump start, this is the session for you. After this crash course on PowerShell 3.0 you’ll realize you had nothing to worry about begin to feel the PowerShell love.

This isn’t a formal training course, but bring your laptop with PowerShell 3.0 and feel free to follow along.

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This should be a lot of fun and I’m looking forward to it. Omaha is a pretty easy city to fly into and very affordable. It is also an easy drive from Des Moines, Kansas City, Sioux Falls, and even Minneapolis. Even though this is a paid event, it is a great way to get a jump start on PowerShell 3.0. I hope you’ll join me. You can register here. And don’t worry, you’re precious bodily fluids will be safe.