PhillyPoSH 07/11/2013 meeting summary and presentation materials


  1. Active Directory SDK team member and former Senior Programing writer for the Windows PowerShell team, Jun Blender gave a presentation on The Hidden Charms of Windows PowerShell 3.0 via Lync. You can get a copy of her presentation here and see a recording of the Lync meeting on our YouTube channel
  2. Microsoft Technology Evangelist Yung Chou gave demonstration on how to use the PowerShell Azure cmdlets to automate data center deployments
    1. You can try doing the same and test server 2012 R2 out with a free 1-month trial of Windows Azure
  3. General Announcements
    1. The Microsoft Virtual Academy is hosting 2 separate day long PowerShell learning sessions that will be taught by the lead Architect of PowerShell Jeffery Snover and board member Jason Helmick. Link to the sessions are as follows:
      1. Getting Started with PowerShell 3.0 : 7/18/2013 9AM-5PM PDT
      2. Advanced Tools & Scripting with PowerShell 3.0: 8/1/2013 9AM-5PM PDT
    2. The PowerScript Podcast is looking for show ideas
    3. In the wake of the 2013 scripting games there are many entries in the “Great Debates” series, in which the community discusses the differing techniques that the community used during the games
      1. Speaking of the scripting games, the winners were on the PowerScritping Podcast this week
      2. Mike Robbins, the winner of the advanced category, will be presenting for us in September!
        1. Mike also runs the virtual Mississippi PowerShell User Group and makes his meetings available to everyone.
    4. Last month’s speaker, Rohn Edwards, has recently blogged about how to use some of the functions included in his PowerShellAccessControl Module
    5. Check out Chocolatey which is a Machine Package Manager, somewhat like apt-get, but built with Windows and PowerShell in mind.

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