PowerShell one day training

  • June 20, 2014 · 8:30 AM
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This is an all-day training event for the North East US (New England) Region. We will provide coffee, muffins and bagels for breakfast.  We'll also provide pizza, salad and drinks for lunch.

The Boston Area Windows Server User Group (www.WindowsBoston.org) is providing a training class for their members and to the local technology community.

Sponsored by Microsoft Corporation and Bluefin Technical Services.

Leave work for the Day and come learn about Windows PowerShell. We’ll start with some of the basics of writing PowerShell scripts, functions and modules. We’ll talk about some of the modules that are available and where to get additional resources. Additional topics we will discuss:

    * Configuring and using PowerShell remoting to work on other systems

    * Desired State Configuration – A method of building and maintaining systems

System requirements:

At a minimum, you'll need a windows systems (laptop or desktop with all needed peripherals) running Windows PowerShell 2.0 which comes with Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2. Alternately, you can use PowerShell 3.0 available in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 or from installing Windows Management Framework 3.0. The most recent version of Windows PowerShell and the one recommended for this day is version 4.0. Windows PowerShell v4.0 is available on Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2 and from installing Windows Management Framework 4.0. You will also need a text editor Notepad will do fine, but PowerShell ISE is recommended (and comes with PowerShell). How to determine PowerShell version.

There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions.

If you don't have a system to bring, you can use a Microsoft Azure system. You can get a trial account at http://aka.ms/WB-Cloud.

Recommended Audiences: Technology Executives, IT Managers, IT Professionals, CIO, CTO, IT Directors, Solution Architects, Software Developers, Technical Decision Makers, Developers.

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  • Chris P. O.

    Fantastic tricks that I'll use every day! The more I'm exposed to PowerShell the more I start to get it.

    June 20, 2014

  • Abdulrehman A.

    what about PowerShell scripting for Office365 ?

    1 · June 20, 2014

  • Larry

    Hi Everybody! I was really looking forward to this meetup, but am sad to say that I won't be able to make it after all. I'm stuck in bed with a fever so I imagine that no one will miss the potential to catch whatever it is that I have! I hope there is a follow-up coming up soon!

    1 · June 19, 2014

    • Katherine M.

      Darn. We'll see you next time though, I'm sure.

      June 19, 2014

  • Katherine M.

    This should be interesting. I've wanted to find an event like this for a long time; PowerShell's my thing!

    1 · June 19, 2014

  • Frank Q.

    Interested in attending this PowerShell session.
    Need alt payment method though. Can I pay at the event?

    June 7, 2014

    • Frank Q.

      Hi Chris, I tried RSVP but wasn't able to complete process. I can pay at the event, please add me to the RSVP list. Thanks, Frank

      June 19, 2014

    • Clyde J.

      I added you Frank

      June 19, 2014

  • Gene L.

    I hope everyone is looking forward to the day. Bring questions and we'll see if we can work them out. Tell your friends too! we still have more space. If there is enough interest, we'll do more PowerShell stuff!

    I'm looking forward it!
    See you Friday!

    1 · June 18, 2014

  • dek l.

    Hi Bill Koromhas,

    In the RUN field, when you type in POWERSHELL, it offers POWERSHELL and POWERSHELL ISE as options to select from to run. Its different programs, so the ISE is not invoked from within POWERSHELL.

    June 18, 2014

    • Gene L.

      there is an alias for powershell_ise in powershell 3.0 and up.

      June 18, 2014

  • Bill K.

    Hopefully you can help before the session starts--> I typed ise at the powershell prompt and it does not recognize the command. Windows 8.1 PSH v 4.0 ?

    June 18, 2014

    • Gene L.

      type 'get-alias ise' does a reference to powershell_ise.exe come up? If type 'powershell' from the start menu do you see it? in PowerShell, if you type $psVersionTable what comes up next to PSVersion?

      June 18, 2014

  • Peter B.

    We start at 8:30am and go until what time..? Will lunch be served? Should we bring our own food?

    June 18, 2014

    • Chris P. O.

      Peter, these are excellent questions and I'm sorry they weren't answered in the event description (I'll update it). We provide breakfast (bagels, muffins, coffee, etc) and lunch (pizza, salad, drinks).

      1 · June 18, 2014

    • Chris P. O.

      I believe we'll end at 4, but have to double check with Gene. I'll update event and your comment when I find out for sure.

      1 · June 18, 2014

  • anupma

    Hello Gene,
    I am not able to join this training on Friday. Do you have another schedule for this training?

    June 17, 2014

    • Gene L.

      As of right now Friday the 20th is the only scheduled date for this presentation but that doesn't mean we couldn't schedule it again if there was enough interest in a second presenting.

      June 18, 2014

    • anupma

      Thank you!

      June 18, 2014

  • Peter B.

    I want to attend but will need to pay at the event. How do i confirm a spot and what type of payment is required? Cash or check or plastic?

    June 18, 2014

    • Chris P. O.

      Hi Peter, I will add you to the RSVP list. Cash would be ideal.

      1 · June 18, 2014

    • Peter B.

      Perfect! See you on friday.

      June 18, 2014

  • Bill K.

    I hope this course is good for beginners who have never used powershell? I have a Surface 2 with Win 8.1; do you need a copy of Windows Server as well on the machine?

    June 16, 2014

    • Gene L.

      We will be going over a fair amount of basics. It will be geared toward writing your own tools, so not so much of the "One-liners."

      June 17, 2014

  • dek l.

    Hey Gene, are we going to cover Powershell ISE and PowerGUI in the Powershell class? Show us how to use it? Never "actually" used Powershell or its tools before.

    June 16, 2014

    • Gene L.

      We're not going to go over PowerGUI (I've never used it). I will however be using PowerShell ISE. I can certainly take some time to go over how to use it. I'm also going to suggest to everyone that we use the ISE. Everyone using the same tool will be helpful.

      June 17, 2014

  • Brahim D.

    Will I be able to complete the training with PS v2 on vista? Or should I plan to have an Azure environment setup?

    June 9, 2014

    • Gene L.

      Certainly the basics of scripts, functions and modules won't be an issue. For the remoting and the DSC portions, PowerShell v4 is best. Unfortunately, the WMF 4.0 requires Win7 at the least. I'll double check things on Azure to ensure there are no issues. There may be an additional configuration you'll need to go through to make things work.

      June 9, 2014

    • Brahim D.

      Hi Gene. Have you had a chance to determine if an Azure node will have all the pre-reqs?

      June 16, 2014

  • Bill K.

    Also, what kind of needed peripherals are needed?

    June 16, 2014

    • Gene L.

      You'll need to bring everything you want to use. If you're bringing a desktop, you'll need the monitor, keyboard,mouse, power cables...

      June 16, 2014

  • Charisse S.

    I, too will be ateending but will need to pay atthe event.

    June 8, 2014

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