Presentations

    • PowerShell Best Practices
      PowerShell Best Practices Learn Windows PowerShell best practices as they apply to each stage of the script development lifecycle. See the differences between working interactively from the Windows PowerShell prompt, writing an inline script, adding basic function, advanced functions and finally the implementation of Windows PowerShell Modules. What is a local best practice for Windows PowerShell development is not the same as a global best practice, and this talk covers those differences.

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    • Making the PowerShell ISE work for you
      Making the PowerShell ISE work for you When looking for the perfect editor for your PowerShell environment look no further than the PowerShell ISE. In this session we will take a look at the numerous enhancements introduced in the ISE with version 3. Then you will learn how easy it is to augment the ISE with your own code as well as some of the enhancements already created by the community. When you are finished you will have the knowledge to allow you to turn the ISE into your very own supercharged scripting environment.

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    • Iron Scripter!
      Iron Scripter! The annual Scripting Games are a great way to flex your PowerShell muscles and learn new scripting techniques, but you don't have to wait until the 2013 games for another chance to learn and have fun. Come to the first ever Iron Scripter competition.  Put PowerShell to work solving a real-world problem, submit your script for judging, and the "Iron Scripter - PowerShell Saturday #002" title could be yours to keep! The event will be run like a fast and short Scripting Game.  The session will start with a description of a real-world problem to solve, along with hard and so

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    • MongoDB and PowerShell
      MongoDB and PowerShell MongoDB is a document oriented database that has enterprise features like automatic partitioning (sharding) across multiple servers.  MongoDB is a schema-less non-relational database. Powershell is a dynamic scripting language that gives you all the power of COM, WMI and the .NET framework. Thanks to the official 10gen C# driver, you can combine the two.  Come see how you can use PowerShell to consume and send data to a modern scalable and flexible document-based database system that is used by Foursquare, Craigslist, Source Forge, Etsy, and Disney.

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    • PowerCLI for the PowerShell Inclined
      PowerCLI for the PowerShell Inclined In this session I will skip the PowerShell basics and go straight into how to use PowerCLI in your VMware environment to report and automate vSphere, vCloud Director, and other VMware virtualization components.

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    • Discovering The Power Of WMI & PowerShell In The Enterprise
      Discovering The Power Of WMI & PowerShell In The Enterprise Systems administrators today face overwhelming pressures to do more with less, Windows PowerShell and WMI is just one of many ways to face the daily challenges that exist due to those pressures.  This session will scratch the surface of the depths of Windows PowerShell and WMI.  We'll focus on information gathering techniques, some methods that are exposed via WMI and other awesome things you can do with it.  This session will be demo-focused, and attendees are encouraged to ask questions.

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    • Making PowerShell Discoverable
      Making PowerShell Discoverable Many IT administrators shy away from the command line because the GUI is so much easier to use.  One can run a GUI for the first time a figure out what needs to be done.  The GUI is "discoverable".  This session will give the IT administrator the skills needed to make PowerShell discoverable.

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    • Better Scripting for a Brighter Tomorrow
      Better Scripting for a Brighter Tomorrow Tired of writing one-off scripts for a specific case or having to repeatedly modify an existing script to suit different sets of conditions? Do you want to make your scripts usable by non-scripters? Then take your scripting acumen to the next level! Not only can you make your scripts and functions more malleable, but you can also better control the user experience. Discover how easy it is to accomplish this through the use of parameters and their associated attributes and arguments. In this session you’ll learn the many parameter options available to you, including validation, parameter sets,

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    • The Power is in the Shell, Use it Wisely!
      The Power is in the Shell, Use it Wisely!  Everybody knows PowerShell is powerful, it’s in the name! But did you know that PowerShell can read and understand XML? By leveraging XML among other things, complete builds can be automated – making them efficient and predictable. In this fun, interactive and demo-filled session – I will show you how you can leverage advanced functions to help you build your branded, company SharePoint-based website from the ground up using PowerShell and XML. I will also pass along some tips and tricks that will help you become a PowerShell Rockstar!

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    • Using Windows PowerShell 3.0 to manage the remote Windows 8 workstation.
      Using Windows PowerShell 3.0 to manage the remote Windows 8 workstation. There are four different ways to manage a remote Windows 8 workstation. The first is to use WMI remoting, the second is to use the computername cmdlets, the third is to use WinRm and Windows PowerShell native remoting, the last way is to use the CIM cmdlets. Each approach has advantages and disadvantages for the network administrator. In this session, I will examine each approach, and provide a checklist of criteria to aid the enterprise network administrator in choosing the appropriate technology for a variety of real world scenarios. This presentation comb

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    • exhibitor - Leveraging PowerShell to Manage High Availability Clustering in Windows 2012
      Leveraging PowerShell to Manage High Availability Clustering in Windows 2012 Come learn to use PowerShell to manage the high-availability clustering features in Windows 2012 in this example-rich session.  Topics addressed will include: Automating node creation and deployment Creating and managing storage pools Data alerting and collection

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    • PowerShell 101: Intro to Scripting
      PowerShell 101: Intro to Scripting Learn how to load modules, discover the syntax of the cmdlet’s inside without having to annoy your friends or spend hours searching the internet, and write quick scripts to manipulate data.

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    • Managing SharePoint with PowerShell: Real-World Examples of the Most Common Tasks
      Managing SharePoint with PowerShell: Real-World Examples of the Most Common Tasks When you think of SharePoint you see a big black hole and think the only way to manage it is to throw money at it. I will show you around the SharePoint cmdlets and what you can do with some useful scripts. From Backup and Restore to fixing site wide tasks such as changing site images. If you have SharePoint and are not managing it through PowerShell, this session is for you.

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    • Scripting Datacenter Orchestration
      Scripting Datacenter Orchestration Datacenter Orchestration is all the buzz these days, but writing a script that deploys thousands of objects and runs for hours or days is just plain hard. In this session we’ll dissect a recent solution that was jointly developed by NetApp, Citrix, and Microsoft Consulting services. We’ll examine how we used the DevOps development pattern to go from a handful of bat files to a single reliable script. Highlighting tips, tricks, and the best practices when developing for datacenter orchestration.

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    • Active Directory PowerShell Notes From The Field
      Active Directory PowerShell Notes From The Field This session will demonstrate how IT Pros can use PowerShell to automate simple to complex Active Directory and DNS solutions. Ashley will share three case studies from the field where PowerShell solutions assisted with schema update discovery, DNS restructuring, and SID history remediation (token size). Ashley will wrap up with a brief demo of the new Active Directory and DNS cmdlets available in Windows Server 2012.

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