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January 24, 2017  3:10 PM

Community Lightning Demos

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

We are continually evolving the content we present at the PowerShell Summit. This year we're bringing back something that was a feature of the early PowerShell Deep Dives and Summits - the Community Lightning Demos. We have a session set aside on Wednesday afternoon for this. Timescales will...

January 12, 2017  10:48 AM

Using $_

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

The $_ symbol seems to be causing confusion from some recent forum questions I’ve seen. $_ represents the current object on the pipeline – if you want to know why $_ was chosen you’ll have to read PowerShell in Action! You can use $_ in a number of situations – in commands that...


January 9, 2017  1:49 PM

Foreach confusion: Part two

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

My post on foreach seems to have generated a bit of confusion. I was trying to use the calculations as examples not a statement that you should do things that way – there were statements to that effect in the post but they seem to have been missed. Any way, to try and resolve the confusion...


January 6, 2017  3:55 PM

Is PowerShell just for administration?

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Opinion, Powershell

Two related questions were left on my blog recently. Is PowerShell just for administration? Should I learn PowerShell, VBScript or cmd tools? PowerShell was introduced as Microsoft’s automation engine for the Windows platform. It includes a scripting language, a shell and  the...


January 3, 2017  11:47 AM

foreach confusion

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

One of the biggest sources of confusion to people learning PowerShell is foreach. Don’t worry – it is confusing. Having just read the help file about_foreach its doubly confusing. That help file desperately needs a re-write Foreach is used in two separate ways with two separate...


January 2, 2017  3:44 AM

New Year book offer

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
book, Powershell

The New Year starts very nicely with POwerShell in Action, 3e being Mannings deal of the day for 3 January 2017 Half off my book Windows PowerShell in Action, Third Edition. Use code dotd010317au at http://bit.ly/2iw7MD2 Links should be directed to the...


December 31, 2016  5:35 PM

PowerShell in 2017

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

As 2016 winds down what do we have to look forward to from PowerShell? In January WMF 5.1 should become available for down level clients. This brings PowerShell 5.1 to Windows 7 SP1, 8.1, 2008 R2 SP1, 2012, 2012 R2 Notice that Windows 8 and 2008 aren’t on that list If you’re using DSC...


December 31, 2016  1:36 PM

2016–a PowerShell perspective

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

2016 was important as the 10th anniversary of PowerShell being released as a web download – announced November 2006 at TechEd/IT Forum in Barcelona. The PowerShell team organised a 8 hour web cast on Channel 9 that I was privileged to be part of. We also saw PowerShell 5.1 become available on...


December 30, 2016  2:17 PM

Summit 2017 Registration still open

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

Just a quick reminder that the registration for the 2017 PowerShell and DevOps Summit is still open – details from https://powershell.org/summit/


December 27, 2016  5:28 AM

Inertia rules

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Opinion, Powershell

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