Presentations

    • exhibitor - It's Time To Part With Blankie:  Moving from command line tools to PowerShell for Active Directory
      It’s Time To Part With Blankie: Moving from command line tools to PowerShell for Active Directory Do you get warm fuzzies when you think about DSQUERY, REPADMIN, NSLOOKUP, DNSCMD, and DCPROMO? If so, there is help for you. Come learn how PowerShell has improved on your best-loved command line tools for Active Directory troubleshooting and deployment. This session will be an Active Directory PowerShell thrill show with a grand finale you don't want to miss.   Update: You can view Ashley's blog post including the presentation materials

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    • exhibitor - PowerShell Best Practices and Lessons Learned from the 2013 Scripting Games
      PowerShell Best Practices and Lessons Learned from the 2013 Scripting Games The Scripting Games are one of the best free opportunities to learn PowerShell each year. During this session you’ll learn the PowerShell best practices along with many of the lessons learned from the winner of the advanced category in the 2013 Scripting Games. Having also competed in the beginner category and finishing as one of the top finalist in the 2012 Scripting Games, the speaker for this session will start by demonstrating examples that are applicable to even basic one liners, covering topics such as filtering left, writing compound where statements, and discussing where it’s appropria

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    • exhibitor - To Script or not to Script: That is the question
      To Script or not to Script: That is the question In this session I talk about the two ways to use Windows PowerShell, as a Scripting Language, and as a command line tool. I provide real world examples in which I talk about the advantages and the disadvantages of each approach to using this flexible and powerful scripting language. Specific scenarios include: single machine configuration and troubleshooting, single machine maintenance, multiple machine configuration, troubleshooting and maintenance and reuse of scripts by non-scripters.

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    • exhibitor - PowerShell workflows for mere mortals
      PowerShell workflows for mere mortals In this session, I talk about the Windows PowerShell workflow. I begin with an overview of the technology and identify specific scenarios in which using a Windows PowerShell workflow simplifies scripting challenges. I then look at the steps required to develop a workflow, and point out some of pitfalls to avoid. Finally, I show similarities and differences between workflows, functions, and modules.

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    • exhibitor - Better Scripting for a Brighter Tomorrow
      Better Scripting for a Brighter Tomorrow Better Scripting for a Brighter TomorrowTired 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 as

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    • exhibitor - PowerShell and SharePoint
      PowerShell and SharePoint ·         Old School STSADM vs PowerShell SP admin functions – The SharePoint Management Shell ·         Creating scripts to bulk create site collections, DB’s and a host of other time saving automations ·         Leveraging the SharePoint Object Model to get reporting and perform custom List/Library/User tasks (Avoid managed code altogether!!!)

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    • exhibitor - Deploying Virtual Machine Workloads to the Cloud with PowerShell
      Deploying Virtual Machine Workloads to the Cloud with PowerShell Join Tommy Patterson, Microsoft Technical Evangelist, as he walks us through deploying virtual machine workloads in Windows Azure via PowerShell.  Learn all about the Windows Azure portal and toolset in this 1 hour jam-packed session! BIO: Tommy Patterson began the virtualization adventure during the launch of VMware's ESX server's initial release.  At a time when most admins were only adopting virtualization as a lab-only solution, he pushed through the performance hurdles to quickly bring production applications to the environment.  Since the early 2000s, he has spent most of his career in

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    • exhibitor - PowerShell & WMI; What You Really Need To Know...
      PowerShell & WMI; What You Really Need To Know… Windows PowerShell and WMI are a match made in Redmond… Seriously, these two “Power” houses are spectacular, awe-inspiring, breathtaking and amazing when fused together.  This coming October 26th, Windows PowerShell fiends, myself included, will descend upon the Microsoft Campus in Alpharetta with a mouthwatering appetite for some PowerShell goodness, gluten free.  To satisfy that hardy hunger, come to my session where you’ll absorb “What You Really Need To Know” about PowerShell & WMI.  The session highlights include: A look at the WMI/CIM Cmdlets WMI Dis

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    • exhibitor - What's new in PowerShell 3… and 4!
      What’s new in PowerShell 3… and 4! PowerShell v3 was a massive new release. With literally thousands of new cmdlets and a new ISE, where do you start? In this session we'll begin with an overview of the featuresets included with v3, plus the new ISE. Then we'll look at some of the new language features, such as the simplified Where-Object, append capabilities for Export-CSV, dynamically updatable help, default parameters, and more. Then we'll take a deeper look at the feature everyone is drooling over, Workflows. You'll see how to implement a workflow and how to use it to run tasks in parallel. But wait, that's not all! To m

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    • exhibitor - PowerShell Remoting
      PowerShell Remoting Local administration and automation task makes PowerShell an incredibly attractive platform for management of all types. Throw in the ability to remotely administer countless machines on the network and it takes even the simplest of management tasks to a whole other level. Join us as we look at remotely commanding machines across security boundaries and even the internet with a cautious eye…  We’ll begin by setting up remoting and learning the basics. Then quickly start exploring the different ways of securing our sessions using HTTPS and CredSSP.

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    • exhibitor - Parsing XML with PowerShell
      Parsing XML with PowerShell XML is a common data format that is used all over the web and by many applications. This session will start by covering the basics of XML and how an XML file is structured. We will dive into XPath and how XPath is used to navigate XML. Next we will create a PowerShell script to build an XML file that contains all the metadata about the files and folders from the specified path. Finally, we will walk through using PowerShell and XPath to parse data from the XML file.

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    • exhibitor - Tackling PowerShell
      Tackling PowerShell So you are learning PowerShell, but how do you handle some of the problems that you are running into?  This session will focus on how to tackle learning PowerShell and improving your effectiveness with useful tips learned from my own personal experiences learning and teaching PowerShell.  We'll cover both hard and soft skills to help you better understand, learn, and master key concepts of PowerShell.

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    • exhibitor - PowerShell Remoting: Part 2
      PowerShell Remoting: Part 2 Synopsis coming soon...

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    • exhibitor - PowerShell Pipeline
      PowerShell Pipeline what is the pipeline? syntax Get cmdlets filtering cmdlets formatting cmdlets output cmdlets what can I pipeline? (learning from the help system) examples

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    • exhibitor - GUI Toolmaking with PowerShell
      GUI Toolmaking with PowerShell Need to create tools for help desk or end users? This session will provide an introduction to PowerShell GUI tool creation using SAPIEN’s PowerShell Studio. Attendees will be shown how to use the basic WinForms controls, layout the GUI, present data visually, and convert scripts to an executable for easy distribution.

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