Monday, 29 December 2008

Get-Scripting Podcast Episode 6 - (Ben Pearce - Microsoft Premier Field Engineer)

This is Episode 6 of the Get-Scripting podcast. Tune in to listen to us talk and interview people about Powershell.

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Ways to learn Powershell - Part 6
  1. Powershell TFM book 2nd edition.
  2. Powershell releated blogs we read


Ben Pearce's blog

Ben's 6 tips for learning Powershell:

#1 - Don't use cmd.exe anymore
#2 - Ed Wilson's Powershell Step-by-step book
#3 - Scripting Guy's Powershell Week
#4 - Beginner's Guide to WMI
#5 - Powershell Cheat Sheet
#6 - Channel 9 quick start

Eureka Script:

Add custom fields to VI client

Christmas scripts:
write-host ("Christmas Day in " + ( (get-date -date 25/12/2008) - (get-date)).TotalDays.tostring('0') + " Days")
write-host ("Christmas Day in " + ( (get-date -date 25/12/2008) - (get-date)).TotalMinutes.tostring('0') + " Minutes")
write-host ("Christmas Day in " + ( (get-date -date 25/12/2008) - (get-date)).TotalSeconds.tostring('0') + " Seconds")


Win a signed copy of Jeff Hick's book 'Managing Active Directory With Windows Powershell' .

Fill in some of the speech bubbles in the picture below and send your entries to

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Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Episode 5 - Competition: Win a print copy of Jeff Hicks' Managing AD with Powershell book

In Episode 5 of the podcast we announced details of a competition to fill in some of the speech bubbles above the heads of community members from the Teched Powershell Panel Discussion photo.

Those nice people at Quest have given us a print copy of Jeffrey Hicks' recent book 'Managing Active Directory With Windows Powershell' to give away as a prize - they are also going to get Jeffrey to sign it too.

If you'd like to be in with a chance of winning simply send us some suggestions for what some of the panel members below might be thinking and the one we think is the best will get the book. We've got a few other freebies left over from Teched in the Get-Scripting prize cupboard so there should be a runners up prize too.

Send your entries to:

get [dash] scripting [at] hotmail [dot] co [dot] uk

We'll announce the winner in Episode 6 of the podcast which should be recorded mid-December.