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Wed, Apr 23 2014 12:00 (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Windows PowerShell Best Practices


Windows PowerShell 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 not the same as a global best practice, and this talk covers those differences

Ed Wilson is the Microsoft Scripting Guy and a well-known scripting expert. He writes the daily Hey Scripting Guy! blog. He has also spoken at TechEd, Tech Ready, Geek Ready, SQL Rally and various SQL Saturday conferences. A Microsoft-certified trainer he has taught scripting to Microsoft Premier Customers worldwide. He has written 11 books including 9 on Windows scripting that were published by Microsoft Press. His Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step for MSPress is a current best seller.



Wednesday August 21st 2:00 pm EDT (GMT -4)
Aleksandar Nikolic presents:

Building Your Test Lab with Client Hyper-V and Windows PowerShell

With Windows PowerShell 3.0 and the new Client Hyper-V available in Windows 8, it is so easy, and fun, to automate creation of your demo environment or a test lab infrastructure. You can easily convert ISO files to VHDs, deploy your VMs, configure networking, and create a test domain. Join us for this demo-heavy session to see all the steps.

Speaker: Aleksandar Nikolic, Microsoft MVP for Windows PowerShell, a frequent speaker at the conferences (Microsoft Sinergija, PowerShell Deep Dive, NYC Techstravaganza, KulenDayz, PowerShell Summit) and the cofounder and editor of the PowerShell Magazine ( He is also available for one-on-one online PowerShell trainings. You can find him on Twitter:

Please register for Building Your Test Lab with Client Hyper-V and Windows PowerShell on Jul 21, 2013 2:00 PM EDT at:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Next meeting: Are You Checking Out My Profile?

Wednesday,  December 12, 2012 12:00 PM EST (-5 GMT)

PowerShell is a very powerful management tool, and you can spend hours writing magical scripts to do all the things you want. Frequently forgotten is the PowerShell profile, a place where you can add your own functions that can provide you lightning fast access to information. We'll talk about the power a profile puts at your fingertips. I will also demo (and share) a bunch of short functions that I use frequently for common tasks. I'll show you my PowerShell profile if you show me yours.

Presenter: Nicholas Cain (MCTS, MCITP, MCM) has been a production DBA for 10 years supporting databases from a couple of MB in size right up to the multiple TB range. He has implemented various High Availability and Disaster Recovery techniques to ensure his customers can always get to their data.

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Nicholas Cain

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