Episode 271 - PowerScripting Podcast - Ferdinand Rios and David Corrales from SAPIEN

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Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Ferdinand Rios and David Corrales from SAPIEN with special co-host Jason Helmick!



Guests - Ferdinand Rios and David Corrales from SAPIEN


Chatroom Highlights:

<ScriptingWife> For anyone new to the chatroom, please place ## in front of questions for the guests so Jon and Jason can easily see them, THX

<randal_hicks> ## would you say Primal Script userbase were among the core early adopters of Powershell?

<MattHitchcock> ## Are SAPIEN concerned that if Microsoft were to start building more support into Visual Studio for PowerShell (and many of us believe they should), it might start removing a lot of the requirements people have for tools such as PowerShell Studio?

<MattHitchcock> ## Good point raised about WPF, was there a reason PowerShell Studio uses WinForms and not WPF as well? (or it might now and I may have missed that?)

<marc_carter> ## Is it too late in CY2014 for User Groups to get Dr. Rios scheduled for visit?  We had him scheduled earlier but bad weather didn't allow it to happen.

<marc_carter> ## I've been reading up on and would like to set up an internal PowerShellGet repository.  Does sapien have products to help facilitate this or similar?

<Dave_Wyatt> ## Why are the price points of the Sapien tools so high?  PrimalScript and PowerShell Studio are nearly $400 apiece, more expensive than professional versions of Office, Windows and Visual Studio.  Is this targeted at corporate customers, or individuals?

<marc_carter> ## that concept would work well in our environmet.  only 2-3 scripters and 10-14 sys admins who don't want to climb the learning curve.  ability to easily create apps for internal modules would be nice


<AlexRiedel> http://www.sapien.com/blog/2014/05/05/i-already-have-the-ise-do-i-need/

<AlexRiedel> @JonWalz: http://www.sapien.com/blog/2013/08/26/introducing-powerregex-community-preview/

The Question - Mission to Mars

  • David- Holodeck, transporter
  • Ferdinand- iPad
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.


  1. Guys I know you're trying to make it look like you're asking "the hard questions" but it's so obvious that the whole show is a plug for SAPIEN.

    Great show, I enjoyed it, just saying 🙂