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TechEd Video: NetApp’s Glenn Sizemore Demonstrates their PowerPack

If you have not seen yet the amazing PowerShell work which NetApp team has done to vastly improve their storage manageability and get more agile – here’s a quick video interview and demo which I recorded at TechEd 2011 in Atlanta last month:

If this got you interested, you can download the NetApp PowerPack for free here.

For those who want some additional sqoop here are:

Meet the PowerShell Team: Jon White

In this video interview, Test Lead of the Microsoft PowerShell team – Jon White – talks about the history of PowerShell and the current state of the PowerShell adoption. Check it out and I am sure you will learn a thing or two:

This is the last of the quick video chats we had at TechEd Europe in Berlin in November 2010. Also, check out the interviews with:

Interview with Frank Carius

Another TechEd video! Microsoft MVP Frank Carius from describes how PowerShell helps him manage Exchange 2007 and 2010, and Lync Server 2010, how he creates and debugs his scripts, and how he uses automated policies for secure mailbox access provisioning:


Interview with Jeffrey Snover

Check out this video shot a couple of weeks ago at TechEd Europe in Berlin.

In a break between the sessions, we sat together with Jeffrey to discuss what excited him the most at the conference, the state of PowerShell today, adoption of PowerShell at Microsoft and across the industry, his new role as Lead Architect for Windows Server, and the future directions of PowerShell and Windows Server manageability.

Jeffrey was incredibly careful not to share any confidential information about specific features in the next versions of PowerShell or Windows Server, but he did talk about the general directions and philosophy. Check it out!

German Usergroup meeting this Thursday

Here’s video interview from TechEd Europe in which Rolf Masuch tells us about the upcoming November 18 meeting of PowerShell usergroup for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, about PowerShell in the German-speaking world, Global IT Community Association, and how PowerShell is helping him in his personal and professional life. Check it out:

And – if you speak German – join the community!

How to find me at TechEd

If you are in New Orleans this week, here’s how and where you can get a hold of me to discuss PowerShell, PowerGUI, or Cloud Computing and our Quest OnDemand IT Management as a Service offerings:

Throughout the week: follow @DSotnikov on Twitter – I will do my best to not forget update my status there.

Monday, June 7, 2010

10:30-12:30 – Microsoft Online Services (COS) booth – Yellow TLC areas – COS Info Desk

1:00-2:00 pm – Press panel on cloud computing (need to have press or analyst badge to attend)

2:15-2:45 pm – PowerShell and PowerGUI – Ask the Experts Q&A with myself and Kirk ‘Poshoholic’ Munro at Quest Software booth

3:00-4:00 pm – Analyst panel on cloud computing (need to have press or analyst badge to attend)

7:30-9:00 pm – Microsoft Online Services (COS) booth – Yellow TLC areas – Online Counter

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

8:30-11 am – Meetings with analysts and press (need to have press or analyst badge and schedule the meetings with Microsoft conference organizers to attend)

2:30-5:00 pm – BPOS booth – Yellow TLC areas

7:00 pm – Quest customer dinner (need to be a Quest Software customer to attend)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

8:30-10:00 am – Co-presenting the ‘The Economics of Cloud Computing’ in room 398.

10:30-12:15 pm – Quest OnDemand demo and Q&A at Microsoft Azure booths: Yellow Section, COS 3 and 4

12:30-1:00 pm – Cloud and Enterprise IT, IT Management as a Service – Ask the Experts Q&A at Quest Software booth

1:30-2:45 pm – I am moderating BOF23-IT – IT Going to the Cloud: Are We Crazy? – Room 354

7:00 pm – PowerShell community dinner (need to be an active PowerShell community or ecosystem member to attend)

See you at TechEd!

PowerShell Dinner at TechEd Europe

Aleksandar has just posted the pictures he took at the PowerShell community dinner in Berlin on November 11.

PowerShell Dinners are amazingly fun community events we have more or less at each major Microsoft conference and which gather members of the PowerShell team at Microsoft, MVPs, vendors in the PowerShell ecosystem, and just active members of the PowerShell community.

Unfortunately, this year not everyone could make it to TechEd. However, still, chances are that this photo album will show you a few faces behind the names you come across every day of your PowerShell life. 🙂

TechEd South Africa session on PowerGUI

If you are attending TechEd in Durban in a couple of weeks make sure you see Nicolas Blank delivering his UNC304 session:

PowerShell and Unified Communications: Taking the Mystery out of AD, Exchange and OCS Management using PowerShell (UNC304)

PowerShell is wonderful – if you know where to start or how to use it! This session will cover how to get started with PowerShell as well as moving into advanced areas of Exchange and OCS management with PowerShell. We will cover common management and migration scenarios where PowerShell can add value, learning how to run “one liners” that can “change the world” as well as using the Power of PowerShell in PowerGUI in order to have the best of both worlds – PowerShell flexibility and GUI management and much much more.

UNC304 | Mon 3 Aug (12:00 – 13:00) | 300 – Advanced| Session Room B1 | Speaker: Nicolas Blank | Breakout Session

Nicolas is an Exchange MVP and Unified Communications guru. He was one of the first guys who started using PowerShell to manage Exchange 2003 back in 2007. This year he is delivering 4 TechEd sessions! Quite an achievement. Congratulations to Nicolas and make sure you see him if you are at the show.

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TechEd Online: Hal and Kirk on PowerGUI

For PowerShell fans who could not make it to the TechEd this year TechEd Online lets you get some of the action from the comfort of you office (or home).

Hal and Kirk sat together and did an online demo of PowerGUI as well as had a general discussion of PowerGUI and PowerShell. Check it out here:

Creating the Customized Administrative Console Using PowerShell: A How-To Guide

Creating the Customized Administrative Console Using PowerShell: A How-To Guide

(If the link does not work, log into TechEd Online and try the link again.)

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PowerShell Dinner at TechEd 2009

Here are the pictures from yesterday’s PowerShell Dinner we had at TechEd (courtesy of Ibrahim). The dinner was a great event with the key members of the Microsoft PowerShell team, PowerShell partners (Compellent, Global Knowledge, /n Software, Quest, Sapien, SpecOps),, Scripting Center, and PowerShell MVPs.

To me, these dinners are a highlight of every major conference and a great place to discuss where PowerShell is going with like-minded geeks. See the whole album here and join us at the next event!

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