PowerShell - January 7, 2015 - From Beginner to Infinity & Beyond!

Mike Robbins, Microsoft Powershell MVP and Leader of the Mississippi PowerShell User Group

Want to Get-Started with PowerShell but have no idea how to figure out what the commands are? Or maybe you’re already somewhat familiar with PowerShell but want to learn more? During this presentation, PowerShell MVP and Scripting Games winner Mike F Robbins will start out by demonstrating the entry level basics of PowerShell that will teach you how to figure out what PowerShell commands exist as well as how to use those commands. We’ll discuss and demonstrate the pipeline, remoting, one-liners, scripts, and functions, all while using industry standard best practices. Did you know that some of the PowerShell best practices differ depending on whether you’re writing one-liners versus scripts and functions? We’ll also cover how to extend PowerShell so that you can manage Active Directory, Exchange Server, and SQL Server and briefly demonstrate a real world scenario that includes all of those products. Fair Warning: This is a demonstration heavy presentation!


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Mike F Robbins is a Senior Systems Engineer with over 20 years of professional experience as an IT Pro. During his career, Mike has provided enterprise computing solutions for educational, financial, healthcare, and manufacturing customers. He’s a PowerShell MVP and self-proclaimed PowerShell evangelist who uses PowerShell on a daily basis to administer and manage Windows Server, Hyper-V, SQL Server, Active Directory, Exchange, IIS, SharePoint, Terminal Services, EqualLogic Storage Area Networks, AppAssure, and Backup Exec. Mike is the co-author of Windows PowerShell TFM 4th Edition and is a contributing author of a chapter in the PowerShell Deep Dives book. He has written guest blog articles for the Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog, PowerShell.org, and PowerShell Magazine. Mike is the winner of the advanced category in the 2013 PowerShell Scripting Games. He is the leader and co-founder of the Mississippi PowerShell User Group. Mike is also a frequent speaker at PowerShell and SQL Saturday technology events. He blogs at mikefrobbins.com and can be found on twitter @mikefrobbins.