Many see PowerShell as a big influence on IT careers of the future. This page has interviews with prominent PowerShell figures Jeff Hicks and Don Jones, as well as information about available PowerShell training.
“In one hour, you’ve replaced three years of unmaintained software tools and given us the ability to resolve every open support issue in the queue. So, thanks for that.” These words came from a client. Their operations queue was long, the engineers cranky and over-worked. They lacked tools necessary to adequately manage an application and its data. So I gave the team “proper” tooling – tools that allow them to address arbitrary problems that users tend to find, as those users find them. And yes it took less than an hour.
Don’t miss the train. The term “DevOps” has been around for a few years. And while it may seem to be slowly coming along, it has the potential to get much bigger very soon. What is DevOps? I liken DevOps to being a “one-click release.” For me, DevOps is the merger of development and operations into a combined group, working together to put things into production much more efficiently. For this to happen, each side needs to understand what the other does.
In case you missed the exciting news, we’ve acquired Tekpub! We’ll be integrating those courses into our library over the next few months, and if you’re currently a Tekpub subscriber, you’ll be able to access all of our existing courses very soon. Check out this post from CEO Aaron Skonnard to read more about it. [...]
Do you need to use System Center if you’re working with a smaller network? Not necessarily. We go through some free tools that might do just the trick, without the cost.
Not only can PowerShell help you get things done efficiently, it can also be a little nostalgic. Check out how one of our instructors takes a trip down memory lane when configuring Exchange Sever 2013 and SharePoint 2013.
How about telling your servers what to do—and making them listen—even when you’re not looking? Although the remote debugging of workflows is the most immediately useful new feature in PowerShell 4, the Desired State Configuration management tool is even more impressive. Find out what makes it a powerful tool.
Have you ever said to yourself, “I wish I had a script for that”? Start using PowerShell to find creative ways to save time patching and updating your systems with this quick tip for using PowerShell with Cisco UCS.
We are proud to announce our newest author, Gary LaPointe, who has just published his first course: Using Windows PowerShell with SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013 As and editor here at Pluralsight, I have the privilege of working with many new authors. I have been very impressed with Gary’s efficiency in producing this first course. [...]
Here’s a way to save yourself a bunch of tedious work in an Excel spreadsheet: PowerShell. You may not have the chance to work with Excel very often, so when you need to pull some data from an unfriendly spreadsheet, some scripting smarts can be life-saving.
All week we’ve been collecting your PowerShell scripts that accomplish some unusual or off-the-wall task. Jeff finishes the week with a script that has absolutely no redeeming production value but sure is fun.
How many questions on the MCSA exams require that you know PowerShell? If you don’t learn it, will you still pass? Find out why now is the time to pay attention to PowerShell regardless of your certification goals.
PowerShell MVP Jeff Hicks walks you through another wacky way to use PowerShell for something completely unrelated to your job. Read his submission and then send us yours for a chance to win free training!
Reading emails the old-fashioned way is soooo 2012. Why go through the trouble of opening Outlook and reading each one yourself when you can write PowerShell code to do that for you? To take part in Jeff Hicks’ Off-the-Wall PowerShell Challenge, which kicked off on the TrainSignal blog yesterday, Nick Sinclair submitted code that does just that. [...]
PowerShell is a terrific interactive management console that can help you get “real” work done everyday. But what wacky ways do you use PowerShell? Do you feed the dog using it? Order a pizza? We want you to tell us your fun, “non-production” uses for PowerShell. Submit your code today for a chance to win a free year of training!
See how using PowerSell to connect or trace a session in Cisco UCS can be tested out using the UCS emulator. While Cisco UCS is one of the most advanced server platforms, using the PowerTool will allow you to run a few commands to start automating your infrastructure.
Check out this free PowerShell Essentials clip to Get a hold of how PowerShell remoting works by understanding the difference between WinRM and WSMan.
Learn about execution policy settings for maintaining your PowerShell script security in this free PowerShell Essentials clip.
Watch how to use cmdlets in Exchange to troubleshoot replication in this clip from our Exchange Server 2013 Core Solutions training.
A lot of IT pros see the cloud as a threat to their long-term employment, but I think we need to learn to adapt to survive. Don’t believe me? Take some of the overwhelming evidence that the cloud is here to stay.
Over time PowerShell has improved the experience of managing tasks in the command line. Look at PowerShell over the years to see how scripting evolved.