PowerShell for Windows Admins:

September, 2014


September 30, 2014  8:30 AM

PowerShell Summit Europe – Tuesday afternoon

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

Mike Pfeiffer kicked off the afternoon talking about DSC in the AWS cloud.  Using DSC to bootstrap new machines and configuration scripts to complete configuration. This works in push mode but pull servers being experimented with.   Second session was Jim Truher, a founder member of the...

September 30, 2014  4:42 AM

PowerShell Summit Europe 2015

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

No not a typo. We, at PowerShell.org, will be repeating the European Summit next year. Location hasn’t been finalised but will be Northern Europe.  The Summit will occur at about the same time of year.  Look to PowerShell.org later in the year for more information. We are hoping to be able to...


September 30, 2014  3:33 AM

PowerShell Summit Europe – Tuesday morning

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

After a very successful DSC hackathon on Monday evening we reconvened on Tuesday morning with Steve Murawski delivering his second session on DSC. A brief discussion on devops lead into looking at DSC configurations:

  • Configuration names can’t be hyphenated
  • Circular...


September 29, 2014  8:39 AM

PowerShell Summit Europe 2014–Monday afternoon

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

  Mike Pfeiffer started the Monday afternoon session with a demonstration of using PowerShell to manage Amazon Web Services.   Dan Harman, from the PowerShell team, followed with PowerShell Repositories Unleashed. Oneget is a software package manager Oneget has PowerShell...


September 29, 2014  5:15 AM

PowerShell Summit Europe 2014–Monday morrning

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

The Summit started with a walk through the Monad Manifesto by Jeffrey Snover. This covered the history of PowerShell, where it came from, why it came about and the features introduced with the subsequent versions.   A few highlights:

  • DSC is a huge area and will...


September 28, 2014  3:43 PM

And the Summit begins

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

The PowerShell Summit Europe 2014 began unofficially this eveing with an informal gathering for drinks and converstation – no prizes for guessing the main topic of conversation!!   One of the greatest things about these Summits is the ability to talk to other people about what they are...


September 23, 2014  2:01 PM

PowerShell Summit Europe 2014 – final agenda

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

The final agenda for the PowerShell Summit is available at http://eventmgr.azurewebsites.net/event/home/PSEU14   Circumstances beyond the control of...


September 22, 2014  2:26 PM

WMI and CIM dates

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
CIM, Powershell, WMI

A question on the forum asked about extracting the year from the ReleaseDate property returned by Win32_BIOS   They were trying to do this Get-CimInstance Win32_BIOS | Select-Object @{n="ReleaseDate";e={$_.ConvertToDateTime($_.ReleaseDate).year()}}   There are 2 problems...


September 20, 2014  10:13 AM

Creating a DHCP reservation

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
DHCP Reservation, Powershell

For my demo at the PowerShell Summit I wanted to use DHCP for the Linux machine but guarantee that it had a specific IP address.  Time to create a DHCP reservation   The DHCP module in Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 enables you to create a reservation: Add-DhcpServerv4Reservation...


September 17, 2014  12:48 PM

Getting the most from your PowerShell Summit

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

With the first European PowerShell Summit rapidly approaching – 11 days and counting – I thought I’d give you a few ideas on how to get the maximum out of the Summit. First – ask questions – lots of questions.  The speakers are masters of their topics and if you need to drill deeper...


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