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  • Blog Post: Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 7

    Summary : The future shapes up for Oliver, and he plays with a new string feature in Windows PowerShell. Note This is the final post in a series. To catch up, read: Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 1 Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 2 Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part...
  • Blog Post: PowerTrivia: Scripting Guys Holiday Special Trivia #7

    Summary : Remember the name of the first holiday tune on the Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog? What was the very first holiday tune done on the Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog? You'll find the answer at the bottom of this post... And here is the answer for the PowerTrivia #6 question: What is the title...
  • Blog Post: Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 6

    Summary : Oliver manages Azure and Office 365 with Windows PowerShell and discovers how to store credentials securely. Note This is the sixth post in a series. To catch up, read: Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 1 Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 2 Oliver Script: A Holiday...
  • Blog Post: PowerTrivia: Scripting Guys Holiday Special Trivia #6

    Summary : Simmer your minds with thoughts of past Scripting Guys holiday specials. What is the title of the fourth Scripting Guys holiday special, which seemed to last an incredibly long night? Think you know the answer? Verify by looking at this surprise post ...or stay tuned. The answer will...
  • Blog Post: Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 5

    Summary : Oliver joins an enterprise environment and introduces Windows PowerShell to DevOps. Note This is the fifth post in a series. To catch up, read: Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 1 Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 2 Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 3 ...
  • Blog Post: PowerTrivia: Scripting Guys Holiday Special Trivia #5

    Summary : Remember this silly song from the second Scripting Guys holiday special? What was the name of the song written for the second Scripting Guys holiday special that suspiciously sounded like gerbils singing? Think you know the answer? Verify by listening to this little parody ...or stay...
  • Blog Post: Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 4

    Summary : Oliver’s true challenges begin and he discovers built-in Windows PowerShell scripts. Note This is the fourth post in a series. To catch up, read: Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 1 Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 2 Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part...
  • Blog Post: PowerTrivia: Scripting Guys Holiday Special Trivia #4

    Summary : Remember those wonderful people from the third Scripting Guys holiday special? Who were the two main characters in the third Scripting Guys holiday special, It’s a Wonderful Shell ? Think you know the answer? Verify by reading It’s a Wonderful Shell—Chapter 1 ...or stay...
  • Blog Post: Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 3

    Summary : Oliver finishes computer school, gets his first real job, and uses Windows PowerShell remoting. Note This is the third post in a series. To catch up, read: Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 1 Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 2 It is the beginning of a new day...
  • Blog Post: PowerTrivia: Scripting Guys Holiday Special Trivia #3

    Summary : Remember the characters from previous Hey, Scripting Guys! holiday specials? Who were the characters who handled the IT infrastructure in the second Scripting Guys holiday special, How Mr. Finch Learned Scripting ? Think you know the answer? Verify by reading Use PowerShell to Find and...
  • Blog Post: Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 2

    Summary : Oliver discovers how to easily find data with Windows PowerShell. Note This is the second post in a series. To get started, read Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 1 . “Would you like fries with that?” How Oliver hated uttering those words daily. He hated going home...
  • Blog Post: PowerTrivia: Scripting Guys Holiday Special Trivia #2

    Summary : Remember a holiday tune that entertained us? From the third Scripting Guys! holiday special, can you name the theme song that was sung most horribly off-key by a certain unnamed Windows PowerShell MVP? Think you know the answer? Verify by watching this surprise video ...or stay tuned...
  • Blog Post: Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 1

    Summary : We are introduced to our friend, Oliver Script, who discovers the magic of Get-Help in Windows PowerShell. There are times when dreams wander away... when the magic fades because we forget to believe in the possible... when we let the whispers of the possibilities of tomorrow silently...
  • Blog Post: PowerTrivia: Scripting Guys Holiday Special Trivia #1

    Summary : Have some fun remembering holiday specials from the past five years. In the very first Scripting Guys holiday special, A PowerShell Carol , who was the poor unhappy fellow who lost his way and would only use VBScript? Think you know the answer? Verify by reading Holiday PowerShell Carol...
  • Blog Post: Managing Azure IaaS with Windows PowerShell: Part 5

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell to manage virtual machines in Azure. Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, is here flying through the digital stratosphere on our final day with Windows PowerShell and Azure! We started by creating a virtual network for our Azure workstations and escalated to spinning...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Identify All Stopped Azure Virtual Machines with PowerShell

    Summary : Identify virtual machines that are shut down, but are consuming billing time. How can I use Windows PowerShell to track virtual machines that are not shut down from the management portal in Azure? Use the Get-AzureVM cmdlet, and filter on 'StoppedVM' status: Get-AzureVM | Where...
  • Blog Post: Managing Azure IaaS with Windows PowerShell: Part 4

    Summary : Create a simple virtual machine from a predefined template in Azure. Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, is here with my head still stuck in the clouds! Yesterday we created a network in Microsoft Azure for our resources to leverage—much like Hyper-V leverages a virtual network...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Set Default Storage Account for PowerShell Cmdlets in Azure

    Summary : Learn how to define the default storage account to be used with the Azure PowerShell cmdlets. How do I tell Azure which media or storage account I'd like to use when I create a virtual machine? Use Get-AzureStorageAccount to access the names of your storage accounts, and then use...
  • Blog Post: Manage Azure IaaS with Windows PowerShell: Part 3

    Summary : Access some information you need to easily automate virtual machine creation in Azure. Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, is here to rain the Power of PowerShell and Azure down onto you! Note This is the third post in a series. You might also enjoy reading: Manage Azure IaaS...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Identify Services in Azure by Location

    Summary : Use Azure PowerShell cmdlets to identify which services a datacenter will contain. How can I use Windows PowerShell to identify which services a particular datacenter in Azure contains? Access the AvailableServices property from the Get-AzureLocation cmdlet, for example: (Get-AzureLocation...
  • Blog Post: Manage Azure IaaS with Windows PowerShell: Part 2

    Summary : Attend to prep work to get virtual machine cmdlets working. Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney is here with some scribbly notes to help you out with Azure scripts for your virtual machines. Note This is the second post in a series. You might also enjoy reading Manage Azure IaaS with...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Get Azure Subscription Names with PowerShell

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell to get the name of cmdlets referring to your Azure subscription. Is there an easy way to obtain the Azure cmdlets referring to my subscription name? Use the Get-AzureSubscription cmdlet and access the SubscriptionName property: (Get-AzureSubscription).subscriptionname...
  • Blog Post: Manage Azure IaaS with Windows PowerShell: Part 1

    Summary : Establish a connection to Azure through Windows PowerShell. Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, is here. I'm back from the MVP Summit with my head in the clouds! More specifically, the Azure sky! Yes, my head is truly in the clouds. About a month ago, I got some training in Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Connect to Azure to Leverage PowerShell Cmdlets

    Summary : Learn how to use the Microsoft Azure cmdlets to connect to an Azure subscription. I downloaded the Azure PowerShell cmdlets, and I when I run them, they produce an error. How do I authenticate to Microsoft Azure from the cmdlets? Use a combination of two cmdlets ( Get-AzurePublishSettingsFile...
  • Blog Post: A Day in the Life of MVPs at the Summit

    Summary : Windows PowerShell MVPs, Sean Kearney, Steve Murawski, and Shane Hoey, talk more about the MVP Summit. An update from Sean... The last day of the MVP Summit is upon us. Aside from of all of the NDA goodie events, many really cool things happen outside of the MVP Summit sessions...