The PowerShell Prescription

I usually don’t post here on the Canadian IT Pro blog (my home is over on the Canadian IT Managers blog), but when Don send me this guest posting, I thought it would be of particular interest to those of you who are the hands on, in the trenches, IT professionals who are responsible for…

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Off to the MVP Summit

It maybe a quiet week here at the Candian IT Professionals blog with Damir starting out on the Unify Tour and myself heading down to Redmond for the MVP Summit so in order to keep you occupied for the week I’m going am posting some links to the videos I’ve dropped on my Zune to watch on the plane. …


Powershell and Vista

So a while ago I posted the question “Is anyone using Powershell?”  I got a few responses but none from our beloved Canadian readers!!!!  Well with the relase of Vista to the world, the PowerShell team has also released the RTM build for Vista as well.  You can get them at the links below and…

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Are you using PowerShell yet?

If the answer is no go download the RTM version, check out the TechNet Script Center PowerShell page, grab the PowerShell Documentation Pack and start writing those scripts. If you are using PowerShell you should send me an email with some samples and I might have something special for you 🙂  I recently did a podcast…


[Podcast] PowerShell with Bruce Payette

A few weeks ago I was in Redmond for MS101, a new hire training program.  Looking for a reason to cut class, I managed to arrange an interview with Bruce Payette from the PowerShell team.  Here is our conversation about PowerShell! http://www.canitpro.ca/podcasts/BPPowershell.mp3 By the way, you can read the introductory chapter of his book at…

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PowerShell has been released to web!

It has been a long beta, but PowerShell was released to web yesterday.  Many people still ask what PowerShell is and the official answer is “Windows PowerShell is Microsoft’s new command-line shell and scripting language designed specifically to improve the manageability of Windows and products running on Windows such as Exchange Server 2007.”  If you…

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What the heck is Powershell?

I have been asking people lately if they have tried, or if they are using Powershell.  Far too often I hear the response “What the heck is Powershell?” Well if that is you, I have some resources for you.  You may want to take a peek as PowerShell is the CLI enviroment you can use to…