Friday, February 27, 2009

Edmonton Microsoft User Group presentation

The Edmonton Microsoft User Group is meeting March 11th at 6.30PM MST (8.30PM EST). I will be doing a 90 minute PowerShell presentation remotely via Live Meeting.

The user group has given me the permission to make this public, so anyone can listen in.

I plan to provide an introduction to Windows PowerShell, which I would still consider about a level 200.

I'll cover:
-General introduction to Windows PowerShell.
-Discuss how some popular server applications like Exchange 2007, IIS 7 and SharePoint can be automated via PowerShell.
-Cover some of the things coming in PowerShell v2.

There isn't a registration link required for this event. Just use the attendee URL to join in and listen on March 11th.

Attendee URL:

Meeting ID: HSC5NN
Attendee Entry Code: 8^-\zqX

Friday, February 20, 2009

Windows PowerShell Virtual User Group #9--UPDATE

Unfortunately, the video recording of my 9th PowerShell user group meeting held recently has been lost.

My sincere apologies to everyone. Chad Miller has agreed to redo his presentation on his SQL Server PowerShell extensions, so I'll be working with him some time next week to redo his part.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Windows PowerShell Virtual User Group Meeting #9

**Update 1: The date is Wednesday, February 18th. I had incorrectly put Thursday, February 19th originally.**
**Update 2: It is Chad Miller (and not Chris Miller).**
**Update 3: The date is 2009, and not 2008.**

Windows PowerShell Virtual User Group Meeting #9

Time: February 18th, 2009 at 8PM EST (New York time)
Place: Online via Live Meeting 2007

To sign up:

Registration site:
Event Code: 135834

This is our ninth virtual event. Invited speakers that will talk about various

PowerShell-related topics: Doug Finke, Chad Miller and James Brundage (Microsoft).

To join:

Video will be delivered via the Microsoft Live Meeting client

For attendees, audio will be delivered via the Internet using your computer's speakers. There

will not be a call-in number for this meeting.

Unable to join the meeting? Follow these steps:
1.Copy this address and paste into your web browser:
2.Copy and paste the required information:
Meeting ID: J5DPR3
Entry Code: 8^-\zqX

Agenda (EST/New York time):
8:00PM-8:10PM: Introduction (Marco)
8:10PM-8:40PM: Doug Finke
8:40PM-9:10PM: Chad Miller
9:10PM-9:40PM: James Brundage (Microsoft)
9:40PM-9:50PM: Closing (Marco)

Speaker topics:
*Doug Finke: Data visualization in PowerShell (
*Chad Miller: SQL Server PowerShell Extensions (
*James Brundage: Using WPF from PowerShell (

Sunday, February 8, 2009

PowerShell In Action--2nd Edition!

Check HERE!

Bruce is working on an update to his most excellent book on Windows PowerShell. It appears the book is due September 2009.

The first edition is definitely seen as the most definite/technical guide currently available.

I'm sure the 2nd edition promises to be even better and will definitely cover PowerShell v2 features.