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Archive for February, 2014

My Learn AD management in a Month of Lunches has gone to the printers – expect it soon

under: Books, PowerShell and Active Directory


Posted by: | February 21, 2014 | No Comment |

Like all well behaved technology Desired State Configuration (DSC) requires access to WMI. Specifically it needs root/Microsoft/Windows/DesiredStateConfiguration This is available on the Windows 2012 R2 DSC server you configure but isn’t available on older versions of Windows. You must install Windows Management Framework 4.0  (PowerShell 4.0) on any machine that you are going to configure […]

under: PowerShell and WMI, PowerShell v4

With the PowerShell 65 days away there is still plenty of time to get registered. This is the only event this year that will feature such a line up of PowerShell experts – including the PowerShell team themselves. The attendees at last year’s Summit decided it was an excellent experience – this years will be […]

under: PowerShell original, PowerShell Summit

I’ve never really understood the logic behind the Wait-Job cmdlet. The idea of PowerShell Jobs is to kick of tasks that grind away in the background and you get the prompt back so you can keep on working. Wait-Job stops the prompt being returned until one or more jobs have finished. It clicked this morning […]

under: PowerShell Basics

Windows PowerShell Networking Guide

Posted by: | February 19, 2014 | No Comment |

A free ebook on managing various aspects of your networking is now available from http://powershell.org/wp/2014/02/19/free-ebook-from-microsofts-scripting-guy-windows-powershell-networking-guide/ The book is written by Ed Wilson – The Scripting Guy – and is a must read for any PowerShell user.

under: Books, Networking, PowerShell original

The next Scripting Games

Posted by: | February 18, 2014 | No Comment |

No – we’re not announcing the start of the next games just yet. There is however a chance for you to shape the next games – head over to http://powershell.org/wp/2014/02/17/what-should-the-scripting-games-look-like-next-time/ and tell us what you would like to see in the next games

under: Scripting Games

The Winter 2014 Scripting Games are officially closed http://powershell.org/wp/2014/02/17/closing-the-games/ And the winners declared. A big thank you to all who took part as competitors, coaches or judges. We will be back with a Summer games later in the year – stay tuned for further details

under: Scripting Games 2104

PowerShell Hello World

Posted by: | February 17, 2014 | No Comment |

I had a comment left on one of my posts recently that mentioned a “Hello World” script. The concept of a Hello World program/script is that it is a simple introduction to using a new language that gives a known result. For a brand new user to PowerShell is is how you create a Hello […]

under: PowerShell Basics

Jason Helmick’s book in the Month of Lunches series is now available – http://www.manning.com/helmick/ I really can’t recommend this book enough – if you’re new to IIS or want to learn how to administer IIS with PowerShell – this is the book for you. Buy it – you won’t be disappointed.

under: Books, PowerShell and IIS

The dates of the European PowerShell for 2014 have been announced – 29 September 29 to 1 October at the Hotel park in Amsterdam – http://powershell.org/wp/community-events/summit/powershell-summit-europe/   We are starting to put together an agenda that will feature speakers from Europe, US and the PowerShell team.   Registration details will be announced in the not […]

under: PowerShell original, PowerShell Summit

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