Wow, I know the month of March so far seems like a month of “advertising” and “marketing” from me, but that is not my intent. I do need to get the word out on the May series of TechNet Events that will be hitting 5 cities in the West Region. I will have more technical posts coming soon, but here goes the announcement …
I was able to get Don Jones, Author and PowerShell MVP, to hit 5 different cities for us and deliver 3 solid hours of Awesome PowerShell content for you to consume! Don will also be raffling off an autographed copy of his latest PowerShell book at the events. Here is the full description of the event and dates, locations and registration links for each.
TechNet Events Presents: You’ve doubtless heard the “buzz” about Windows PowerShell – it’s in everything from Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to SharePoint 2010, Exchange Server 2010, and even SQL Server 2008 R2. But what is Windows PowerShell? A scripting language? A collection of command-line utilities? A .NET programming language? More importantly, what can you do with Windows PowerShell to make administration faster, less repetitive, more consistent, and more efficient?
Come find out. Don Jones, Microsoft MVP Award recipient, Microsoft TechNet Magazine columnist, WindowsITPro.com contributor, and author of the newly-released Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches (Manning) shows you how Windows PowerShell works, and gives you a glimpse at all it can do. He’ll show you how everyone from the help desk to high-end administrators can benefit from the shell without scripting, and demonstrate how the shell can be used by scripters and programmers to create reusable tools. Most importantly, Don will introduce some of the key underlying mechanisms of the shell itself, helping you learn how to teach yourself administrative techniques in Exchange Server, SharePoint, SQL Server, System Center, Windows Server, and more.
We’re entering an age when a primary distinction between “high-end” IT professionals and “low-end” technicians will be their skill in Windows PowerShell. As Don once famously said, “it’s learn the shell… or start asking, ‘would you like fries with that?’” Don’s helped thousands of IT professionals get started on the Windows PowerShell path – why not make 2011 the Year You Learned the Shell?