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Tampa PowerShell User Group 2/20 – Scripting Games – Join us at TekSystems!
Join IT professionals interested in learning and using PowerShell at our monthly user group meetings. For more meeting details visit our web site: http://powershell.org/wp/user-groups/tampa-powershell-user-group/ Next meeting: Feb 20th 2013 6 – 8 PM Tek Systems Tampa Office https://www.eventbrite.com...
18 Feb 2014
TechNet Radio: IT Time - Valentine's Day Special! The 14 Things we LOVE about PowerShell with Ed Wilson and Blain Barton
TechNet Radio: IT Time - Valentine's Day Special! The 14 Things we LOVE about PowerShell It’s time to break out the “ We ♥ PowerShell ” candy and cuddle up with your favorite PowerShell cmdlets as Dr. Love…er…we mean Dr. Scripto, joins us for this special Valentine’s Day edition of TechNet Radio...
17 Feb 2014
IT Time–The Scripting Guy Presents: PowerShell Best Practices (Episode 3)
The Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson is back and in Episode 3 of his PowerShell Best Practices series, Ed guides us through the minefield that is avoiding scripting pitfalls, from how to combat against a lack of cmdlet support to how to properly plan for and test each of your separate functionality components...
8 Dec 2011
Ed Wilson’s “Top 5 Tips and Tricks with PowerShell 3.0”
Today I met with Ed Wilson and covered his “TOP 5 Tips and Tricks for PowerShell 3.0” and here’s his latest blog post on the TOP 5 - http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2012/08/20/my-five-favorite-powershell-3-0-tips-and-tricks.aspx 1. His Favorite “Windows PowerShell trick is the...
21 Aug 2012
IT Time–TechNet Radio:The Scripting Guy Presents: Creating and Configuring Your Profile in Windows PowerShell (Part 2)
In Part 2 of this Creating and Configuring a profile in Windows PowerShell episode, Ed Wilson shows us how to how to edit your profile using Microsoft Notepad as well as previews the upcoming online live webcast series – “PowerShell Essentials for the Busy Admin” and the 2012 Scripting Games. Click here...
7 Mar 2012
TechNet Radio: IT Time – PowerShell Summit and the 2013 Scripting Games with Don Jones from PowerShell.org
Blain Barton welcomes Microsoft MVP and President and CEO of PowerShell.org , Don Jones to the show as they discuss the upcoming PowerShell Summit as well as some new changes for the 2013 Scripting Games. Tune in as they give details on both events as well as how you can leverage PowerShell.org for all...
22 Jan 2013
IT Time – TechNet Radio – Announcing the 2012 Scripting Games with Ed Wilson!
Ready, Set, Go “Scriptomaniacs” the 2012 Scripting Games are upon us! In today’s show the Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson is back as he announces the big date for the 2012 Scripting Games. Tune in as he covers what the games are, how they got started, what you should expect to see both before and during the...
31 Jan 2012
TechNet Radio: IT Time - PowerShell 3.0 Step-by-Step with the Scripting Guy
It’s IT Time and in today’s episode Blain Barton welcomes Ed Wilson to the show as he introduces his new book, PowerShell 3.0 Step-by-Step . Tune in as they discuss the process for writing this latest edition as well as what topics will be covered in the book and where you can find it. After watching...
11 Sep 2012
An Introduction to PowerShell Remoting Part Four (4 of 5): Sessions and Implicit Remoting
Jason posts his 4 of 5 in his PowerShell Series and he is doing a great job, I have had some re-tweets on his articles. This one is a good one and one he might want to do at the new IT Pro Camp for the Community here in Tampa FL. The next IT Pro Camp for the Community is Sept 22nd at Rasmussen in Tampa...
31 Jul 2012
Part 14 of 31 – How to create a Windows Azure VM with PowerShell - 31 Days of IaaS
Brian Lewis my peer in Central shares his post on creating a Windows Azure VM with PowerShell, read on….. http://mythoughtsonit.com/2013/01/how-to-create-an-azure-vm-with-powershell-part-14-of-31-31-days-of-servers-in-the-cloud-series/ Try Windows Azure http://aka.ms/try-azure Get Started...
14 Jan 2013
Part 21 of 20 (Bonus Part)- DUDE! Where’s my VHDs? More PowerShell Tricks with Hyper-V by Keith Mayer
Check out this article that Keith did on Powershell Tricks, read on….this is a Bonus PART! http://blogs.technet.com/b/keithmayer/archive/2013/03/11/dude-where-s-my-vhds-more-powershell-tricks-with-hyper-v.aspx#.UVx0gWbD-os Get the whole series at Dan Stolts’s post (0 of 20) at: http://itproguru.com/expert...
3 Apr 2013
IT Time–TechNet Radio - Windows Azure–Automating and Managing tasks with PowerShell
I brought my fellow Technical Evangelist Brian Hitney to my show as he discuss how you can use PowerShell to automate and manage tasks and processes in your Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Cloud Services . Brian demos a simple scenario where he creates an Azure storage account, ties it into a new...
9 Nov 2012
IT Time: TechNet Radio- Ed Wilson kicks off the PowerShell Monthly Series with Blain Barton
The Scripting Guy , Ed Wilson has returned and in today’s episode we’re kicking off a new, monthly series where we discuss nothing but PowerShell Best Practices. Tune in as we discuss the many advantages and features found in PowerShell 2.0, from how to configure scripting environments, how...
23 Sep 2011
Ed Wilson’s PowerShell 3.0 Step-By-Step–Pre-Order It Now!
I just got done doing an IT Time Radio episode with Ed Wilson “The Scripting Guy” around his new book “PowerShell 3.0 Step-By-Step”. After writing 14 books and 18 months later the book is coming out, pretty exciting after reading his last one. You’ll also get a discount if you pre-order this magnificent...
20 Aug 2012
IT Time: TechNet Radio - Halloween Special! Top 10 Reasons NOT to Fear PowerShell 3.0
Does your datacenter go bump in the night? Are you haunted by the thought of managing thousands of processes that could be automated? Well boys and girls Dr. Scripto and his faithful sidekick are here to help combat Scripto-Nite and provide us with their Top 10 Reasons NOT to Fear PowerShell 3.0 for...
31 Oct 2012
PowerShell with Ed Wilson “5-Part” Webcast Series–Check out the best!
PowerShell Essentials for the Busy Admin (Part 1 of 5): PowerShell 'SmowerShell'—Why You Should Learn Windows PowerShell Download: WMV | WMA In this session, Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson discusses the fact that in addition to being the management future for Microsoft products, Windows PowerShell...
25 Mar 2012
An Introduction to PowerShell Remoting Part Three (3 of 5) : Interactive and Fan-Out Remoting
Hope you are liking what you're reading from my buddy Jason Hofferle and his PowerShell series. Keep them coming Jason! http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2012/07/25/an-introduction-to-powershell-remoting-part-three-interactive-and-fan-out-remoting.aspx Jason Hofferle has been an...
30 Jul 2012
IT Time–TechNet Radio: The Scripting Guy Presents: Creating and Configuring Your Profile in Windows PowerShell (Part 1)
“The Scripting Guy” Ed Wilson is back for his PowerShell Best Practices series and in the today’s episode he demos for us how to create and configure your profile in Windows PowerShell. Tune in as he shows us how to customize, back-up, delete, create and edit your profile as well as explains some reasons...
5 Mar 2012
TechNet Radio: IT Time – Get Your Script on! Check out PowerShell Saturdays
Blain Barton and The Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson are back for today’s show as they discuss PowerShell Saturday events. Tune in as they chat about what topics will be covered, how you can register as well as how you can start one in your own area. After watching this video, follow these next steps: Step...
12 Oct 2012
Virtual Machine Topology Generator Using PowerShell and XLM as a VM Workhorse – Read on….
The system is designed to demonstrate how to leverage the new PowerShell present in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. To get the same scripts go to: http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Virtual-Machine-Topology-edd9883a VMT can build a series of Virtual Machines,including inner VM automation...
30 Oct 2012
IT Time – TechNet Radio: Managing Hyper-V in PowerShell for Windows Server 2012
Eric Bahna, Sr. Program Manager from the Windows Server team joins us for today’s show as we talk about managing your Hyper-V environments using PowerShell in Windows Server “8” Beta. Tune in as we cover what’s new and improved upon on in this release, such as remote management capabilities, an increased...
23 Apr 2012
TechNet Radio: IT Time: PowerShell 3.0 – Working with Active Directory DS Module
Blain Barton and the Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson are back and in today’s episode they discuss PowerShell 3.0 and the Active Directory Domain Services module. Tune in as they chat about how to deploy it as well as some common scenarios and gotchas you should be aware of. __________________________...
17 Jun 2013
TechNet Radio: IT Time–The Scripting Guy Presents: PowerShell Best Practices (Episode 4)
In today’s episode, The Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson returns as he discusses the importance of tracking your scripting opportunities. Tune in as he gives us reasons why this is important as well as some best practices and tools like SharePoint or Live Mesh that can help make tracking, versioning and...
3 Jan 2012
An Introduction to PowerShell Remoting Part Five (5 of 5): Constrained PowerShell Endpoints
The is the last of the series and like these posts! http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2012/07/27/an-introduction-to-powershell-remoting-part-five-constrained-powershell-endpoints.aspx Nice work Jason and hope to see more of these. Jason Hofferle has been an IT professional since...
31 Jul 2012
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