Summary: Microsoft PFE, Chris Weaver, talks about creating loading and using Windows PowerShell modules.

Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today Chris Weaver is going to share a preview of his presentation for Windows PowerShell Saturday on September 15 in Charlotte NC. Hope you are planning to register.

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Chris has been working for Microsoft since 2008. In the summer of 2010, he joined the PFE group as a dedicated engineer supporting several premier customers for SharePoint and all the processes around it, including migration, disaster recovery, and high availability. Chris is a big advocate of using Windows PowerShell with SharePoint, and he has several projects on the go related to SharePoint.

Take it away Chris!

Hey all,

On 9/15/2012, I’m going to be presenting at Windows PowerShell Saturday in Charlotte, NC. I could not be happier. This is an amazing chance for administrators of all knowledge levels to learn something about Windows PowerShell from some extremely passionate people.

To give you a little sneak peak at what I will present, here is something from my presentation, Windows PowerShell 101: Intro to Scripting. This will be an introduction about how you can use Windows PowerShell to help yourself at work, how to use cmdlets to answer questions, and how to use modules to improve your scripts. You will learn just how easy it is to create, load, and review modules. 

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As you can see from the previous snippet, I will be using simple code samples, and I will show you how to format results from cmdlets for readability, how to pipe output from one cmdlet into another for simpler code, and how to filter that output to give you only the results you want.

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As you can see from the previous snippet, I’m trying to make my presentation relatable so that you can see how Windows PowerShell could be applied to your work at the office. I hope to get lots of questions, so bring them with you.

~Chris

Thank you, Chris, for this preview. Join me tomorrow for another preview of a presentation for Windows PowerShell Saturday #002.

I invite you to follow me on Twitter and Facebook. If you have any questions, send email to me at scripter@microsoft.com, or post your questions on the Official Scripting Guys Forum. See you tomorrow. Until then, peace.

Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy