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Summit 2018 sessions

Posted by: | May 31, 2018 Comments Off on Summit 2018 sessions |

The code and slides from my Summit 2018 sessions can be found at




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PowerShell Summit 2018 videos

Posted by: | May 3, 2018 Comments Off on PowerShell Summit 2018 videos |

The PowerShell Summit 2018 videos are available at



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ScriptBlocks Decoded

Posted by: | April 28, 2018 Comments Off on ScriptBlocks Decoded |

My second talk at the PowerShell Summit 2018 was ScriptBlocks Decoded.


Starting from the basic explanation of what is a scriptblock and why they’re important it progressed through to proxy functions at the end.


The slides and code are available at https://github.com/RichardSiddaway/Summit2018ScriptBlocksDecoded


The recording of the session should be on the powershell.org youtube channel sometime in May

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Iron Scripter 2108

Posted by: | March 31, 2018 Comments Off on Iron Scripter 2108 |

Iron Scripter 2018 is the scripting competition we’re holding at the PowerShell Summit on 12 April 2018.


The task for the main event is still under wraps but even if you can’t make the Summit you can benefit from the competition.


I’ve posted 10 prequel puzzles on powershell.org. Each puzzle revolves around a task you may need to perform. There is a commentary available for each puzzle (the commentary for puzzle 1o will be published on 1 April). If you’ve not looked at the puzzles there are some very interesting parts of PowerShell you need to dig into to solve them. The commentary discusses how I solved them.


Starting on Sunday 8 April we’ll be publishing 4 preludes to the iron Scripter event on ironscripter.us. These are shorter puzzles that may (or may not) help you solve the main event. We won’t be publishing any commentary on them but there is the iron Scripter forum on powershell.org


Even if you’re not attending Summit get in touch with someone who is and offer remote assistance for the competition itself. Its on 12 April 3-4pm PDT (11-midnight BST).

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Iron Scripter prequels

Posted by: | January 25, 2018 Comments Off on Iron Scripter prequels |

One of the new things for Summit 2018 is the iron Scripter competition on the last afternoon. As a warm up for the competition we’re running a number of Iron Scripter prequels.


A puzzle will be published every week – first 2 are on powershell.org.


A forum exists to discuss the solutions in the context of the Iron Scripter factions.


Even if you aren’t going to Summit you can solve the puzzles and contribute to the solution.


Think of the puzzles as a Scripting Games lite. We provide a commentary on the puzzle including an example solution but we DON’T grade any submissions.


Join in and enjoy.

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Registration for 2018 PowerShell Summit

Posted by: | November 1, 2017 Comments Off on Registration for 2018 PowerShell Summit |

Registration for the 2018 PowerShell + DevOps Global Summit is open.

These are the important links you’ll need:

Summit information



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PowerShell + DevOps Summit 2018 schedule

Posted by: | October 24, 2017 Comments Off on PowerShell + DevOps Summit 2018 schedule |

The schedule for the 2018 Summit still needs a little bit of polishing to finish it but it’s taking shape. I’ve started releasing information on sched.com that we’re using for all our scheduling needs for the Summit. The one and only truth regarding the sessions and their times can be found at https://powershelldevopsglobalsummit2018.sched.com/


I’ll be adding sessions over the next few days so keep checking.


I’m really excited about the schedule for the 2018 Summit. We’ll have 4 rooms for sessions with many of your favourite speakers returning and many new speakers which is really good to see. The Community Lightning Demos return by popular acclaim and we’ll be running an Iron Scripter competition as well. The PowerShell Team will be presenting all day Monday and at other sessions through out the Summit.


Registration opens 1 November and once you’re registered through eventbrite your information will be sync’d to sched.com so that you can access the schedule and use the scheduling app.

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Call for topics closing 1 October

Posted by: | September 30, 2017 Comments Off on Call for topics closing 1 October |

The call for topics is closing 1 October at 23:59 GMT. We’ve had a fantastic set of submissions. Creating an agenda for the 2018 Summit is going to be very difficult because we’ve had so many fantastic sessions submitted and I don’t have enough slots to  take them all.


The call for topics is hosted by papercall.io – highly recommended – and the cut off is automatic.



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PowerShell Summit 2018: Call for topics

Posted by: | August 1, 2017 Comments Off on PowerShell Summit 2018: Call for topics |

The call for topics for the PowerShell and DevOps Summit 2018 is now open – https://powershell.org/2017/08/01/76318/

We’re looking for sessions (45 or 105 minute) that span the whole range of PowerShell usage and knowledge PLUS sessions on DevOps  practices.

This is your opportunity to speak at the premier PowerShell event of 2018.

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Topics for PowerShell Summit 2018

Posted by: | July 3, 2017 Comments Off on Topics for PowerShell Summit 2018 |

The planning for Summit 2018 has started – to be honest it started before Summit 2017 opened. We’ve reached the stage where we need to start thinking about the broad topics for PowerShell Summit 2018.

What do you want to hear about? Not the session titles, content and speakers but the broad areas of content you want us to include. We can’t actually promise to cover everything requested because we’re dependent on whats submitted when we open our call for topics towards the end of the month.

Looking at the agenda for Summit 2017 we had these very broad groups

PowerShell tool making
DSC and DSC resources
PowerShell Github repository
PowerShell v6
Testing – Pester
PowerShell Functions
PowerShell v6
PowerShell on Linux
PowerShell modules
Regular Expessions
Powershell Jobs, Workflows and runspaces
Nano server
PowerShell cmdlets – compiled and script

Are there any we should drop? Is there a topic we should include – this far out we can commission a specific expert speaker to cover a topic if required. This is your opportunity to help shape Summit 2018. Let us know what you think

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