PowerShell Video Training from Microsoft

People frequently ask me, “Where can I learn more about PowerShell?” Today’s post will highlight popular video training options available directly from Microsoft. Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) There are many free, publicly available PowerShell video courses on Microsoft Virtual Academy. These cover a range of topics from core PowerShell features to Desired State Configuration (DSC),…

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Let’s meet up! GoateePFE Speaking Schedule March/April 2016

Hi folks. Quick checkpoint here to let you know where we can meet up on the road. I’ll be presenting at three events in March and April. Hope to see you there. These events are a great way to grow your skills and your career. It’s not too late to register for the Florida or…

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11 Hours of PowerShell WMF 5.0 Training Available for Microsoft Premier Customers

PowerShell WMF 5.0 RTM Video Training now available! PowerShell WMF 5.0 has reached RTM, and I am excited to announce video training!  Microsoft Premier customers now have access to 11 hours of PowerShell WMF 5.0 RTM video training through the Premier Workshop Library on Demand (WLOD) subscription.  We recorded seven modules on topics from beginner…

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Install the Active Directory PowerShell Module on Windows 10

Today I share a script to automate all of the manual steps involved with setting up the Active Directory PowerShell module on your Windows 10 workstation. Clickety, Click. Scripty, script. I recently reloaded my everyday work laptop. After three years it had in-place upgrades from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. You can…

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How to Contribute to PowerShell Documentation

Let’s Meet Up In Florida! Hi, folks. The Scripting Guy is hosting a PowerShell Saturday event in Florida on March 19, 2016. I’ll be speaking there with a bunch of PowerShell friends. Come join us for a great day of PowerShell learning. Find more information here. How to Contribute to PowerShell Documentation How many times…

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Using Credentials with PsDscAllowPlainTextPassword and PsDscAllowDomainUser in PowerShell DSC Configuration Data

Warnings and errors, oh my! If you have written a DSC configuration containing a credential, then you have likely seen error messages about plain text passwords. And recently a warning was added when using domain credentials. In today's post we explain how to handle these appropriately using DSC configuration data. Where is the documentation for…

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DevOps for n00bs (ie. Windows people like me)

Tidal Wave: DevOps There is a tidal wave coming to Windows IT Pros, especially those supporting infrastructure. That tidal wave is called DevOps. I’ve spent the last year wiping out in the surf of the tidal wave, trying to learn the lingo. As a Windows ops guy I’ve been attending non-Microsoft events where I feel…

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Editorial: Working with Legends, We’re Hiring

Today’s post is an insider’s personal view of working at Microsoft, and some links to help you if you want to join the team. How do you like your job? I love mine. I remember howdy giddy I was as a fresh Microsoft hire in 2010. I spent three weeks at main campus in Redmond…

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Links and Demos for PowerShell v5 Production Preview

This is a quick post of links and demos for those who attended the Premier webcast today What’s New in PowerShell v5. Download linked at the bottom of the post. Enjoy! https://msdn.microsoft.com/powershell PowerShell landing page WMF 5.0 download link (bits & release notes) Blog links PowerShell gallery link http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell PowerShell team blog https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh857339.aspx What's New…

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PowerShell DSC FAQ: Sorting Out Certificates

Hello, everyone. This week I posted over on the PowerShell Team Blog. One of the most common questions I get regarding PowerShell Desired State Configuration is about certificates. What kind do I need? How many? Where do they go? In this blog post we will sort out certificate requirements for PowerShell DSC. You can read…

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