PowerShell – Gateway to Enterprise Automation

Daniel St. Jean will show you how automating a few basic IT tasks with PowerShell can quickly lead you down the path to enterprise-wide automation. Learn how PowerShell can free your schedule of tedious server maintenance tasks and how, with a little help from JAMS Scheduler’s custom cmdlets, it can bolster your workflows with cross-platform […]

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Introduction to Powershell Desired State Configuration

One of the coolest new features for Administrators introduced in PowerShell 4.0 is Desired State Configuration. Imagine having the power to POINT to a server and say “Thou shalt always looketh this way and if thy go funky, I shall fixeth thee!”. Or how about even a simple way of setting up a lab using […]

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Windows PowerShell “Cim”narios – Memoirs from the Enterprise

Windows PowerShell allows administrators to manage their environment with ease. There are myriad cmdlets that perform various admin related functions. While the cmdlets provided by default will not address everything you may encounter, CIM/WMI coupled with PowerShell are at your disposal to fill in those gaps. Join me in this session where we will walk […]

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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 […]

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PowerShell Gotchas

PowerShell is the de facto standard for automation and administration on Windows systems. The central design mantra in PowerShell is Think-Type-Get. That is: Think what you want, Type it, and Get the results. Unfortunately this mantra doesn’t always work – PowerShell combines concepts from other languages (Perl, Python, and VBScript for example) and borrows ideas […]

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From Cmdlets to Scripts to PowerShell Hero: An essential session on the scripting process (pts 1 and 2)

Tired of copying and pasting scripts from the internet? Want to write your own scripts? Become the go-to scripter on your team. This session will break down the scripting process into logical steps you can follow. Learn how to wrap cmdlets into functions into scripts into modules that you can reuse and share with your […]

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