Weekend Scripter: Special Charlotte PowerShell User Group Meeting


Summary: On April 22, the Charlotte Windows PowerShell User Group will host Lee Holmes and Paul Higginbotham.

Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Sometimes things just work out. The other day, I received an email from Lee Holmes. He is speaking at the Windows PowerShell Summit, which will be hosted in Charlotte, NC, on April 20 – 22. This event sold out in just a few days, and when additional tickets were added, it sold out again.

It would probably be easier to get tickets to the NCAA basketball tournament, than it is to get tickets to this event. After all, after basketball teams lose, many people seem to want to leave town, so there are always people reselling their tickets. However, I have not seen anyone wanting to part with their Windows PowerShell Summit tickets…just sayin’.

Anyway, Lee emailed me, and asked about the Windows PowerShell User Group that meets in Charlotte. I told him that it meets the first Thursday of every month. He says, “Bummer.” He was thinking about staying over one night (Wednesday night), and he would be available to speak at the user group meeting.

Now, here is the thing…

Simply because the Windows PowerShell Summit is being held in Charlotte does not mean that everyone who attends the Windows PowerShell User Group gets to go to the Summit. I mean, the last Windows PowerShell Saturday we held in Charlotte also sold out. There are a lot of very enthusiastic Windows PowerShell users in the Charlotte area, so space is always at a premium.

Then the Scripting Wife said, “Why don’t we see if we can move the Windows PowerShell User Group meeting from Thursday to Wednesday, April 22?” Hmmm…great idea!

So Lee Holmes, will be presenting “Everyday PowerShell–My Favorite PowerShell Hacks.” I have seen Lee talk about some of his favorite Windows PowerShell hacks, tips, and tricks (he basically wrote the book about this), and he is awesome. Here is an abstract I put together:

A highly interactive session in which principle Windows PowerShell developer, Lee Holmes, shares some of his favorite Windows PowerShell tips and tricks. In this session, attendees are also encouraged to share their favorite Windows PowerShell tricks, so the session should be fun and educational. This will be a unique opportunity. Take advantage of it if at all possible. Tickets are available now, and they are expected to go quickly. So if you didn’t get tickets to the Windows PowerShell Summit, here is a chance for a “mini-summit.” I mean, a really mini-summit. Oh well, at least you get to meet and hear Lee. He is awesome!

RSVP now via the Charlotte Windows PowerShell User Group meetup page: Everyday PowerShell–My Favorite PowerShell Hacks with Lee Holmes

PS: We may have even more special guests. Stay tuned, but get your tickets anyway before they are all gone.

I invite you to follow me on Twitter and Facebook. If you have any questions, send email to me at scripter@microsoft.com, or post your questions on the Official Scripting Guys Forum. See you tomorrow. Until then, peace.

Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy 

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