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  • Blog Post: Quick news: New Microsoft resources for scripting

    Microsoft has just released two new resources to ease IT Pros’ lives. · Script Browser – IT Pros can search, download and manage 9000+ TechNet automation script samples covering almost all Microsoft IT products from within their scripting environment.  Script Browser even supports offline search...
  • Blog Post: From the MVPs: Copying a virtual machine from one Windows Azure subscription to another with PowerShell

    This is the 36th in our series of guest posts by Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVPs). You can click the “MVPs” tag in the right column of our blog to see all the articles. Since the early 1990s, Microsoft has recognized technology champions around the world with the MVP Award ....
  • Blog Post: New book: Windows PowerShell Best Practices

    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Windows PowerShell Best Practices (9780735666498), by Ed Wilson. Purchase from these online retailers: The Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Expert recommendations, pragmatically...
  • Blog Post: Jump Starts: Recorded sessions on Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center and PowerShell

    Didn’t make it for the live sessions? Don’t worry. You can always find recorded Jump Starts on the latest technologies at the Microsoft Virtual Academy. Getting Started with PowerShell 3.0 - http://aka.ms/pwrshll What’s New in Windows Server 2012 R2 - http://bit.ly/1clptvt What’s New in System Center...
  • Blog Post: New book: Windows PowerShell 3.0 First Steps

    Purchase at The Microsoft Press Store Automate Windows administration tasks with ease by learning the fundamentals of Windows PowerShell 3.0. Get started with this powerful Windows administration tool Automate Windows administration tasks with ease by learning the fundamentals of Windows PowerShell...
  • Blog Post: Quick news: Jump Start July 18 - Getting Started with PowerShell 3.0

    Mark your calendar for a one-day hands-on Jump Start designed to teach busy IT Professionals about this powerful management tool. This is a unique opportunity to learn from the inventor of PowerShell himself:  Jeffrey Snover, together with Jason Helmick, Senior Technologist at Concentrated Technology...
  • Blog Post: New book: Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step

    We’re happy to announce the availability of Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step (ISBN 9780735663398) by scripting expert Ed Wilson! This book is a hands-on, step-by-step guide to automating Windows administration with Windows PowerShell 3.0. Teach yourself the fundamentals of Windows PowerShell...
  • Blog Post: Author news: Ed Wilson on how certification changed his life

    Long-time Microsoft Press author and Scripting Guy! Ed Wilson , whose latest book on PowerShell— Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step —was just published, recently chatted with Blain Barton at TechNet Radio about the role of Microsoft certification in his career. Enjoy the story here . Ed...
  • Blog Post: Special offer: Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step this week

      Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step is part of a special promotion available from our distributor, O’Reilly Media. Save 50% on the ebook version of Ed Wilson’s new version of his popular Step by Step book. This book is currently in prePress stage, meaning that you can order this title's ebook...
  • Blog Post: From the MVPs: Different deployment options in Windows 8

    Here’s the 22nd in our series of guest posts by Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVPs). (Click the “MVPs” tag in the right column to see all the articles.) Since the early 1990s, Microsoft has recognized technology champions around the world with the MVP Award . MVPs freely share their knowledge...
  • Blog Post: Ed Wilson: The impromptu PowerShell summit in Zurich

    Summary: I talk about meeting up with MOW, and Fermin and friends in Zurich Well, the Scripting Wife and I arrived in Zurich following our excursion to CERN. It was a beautiful train trip, and I was able to get a decent amount of work completed on my new PowerShell 3.0 book. Our hotel in Zurich was probably...
  • Blog Post: Ed Wilson: Dortmund, Geneva, Zurich

    SUMMARY: Our trip now takes us from the Netherlands to Dortmund, to Geneva and on to Zurich Well the Scripting Wife and I had a wonderful time at the first ever Dutch PowerShell user group. I delivered two presentations and made dozens of new contacts and friends. The following day, Jeff Wouters took...
  • Blog Post: Ed Wilson: The first ever Dutch PowerShell User Group

    Summary: Speaking at the first ever Dutch PowerShell User Group Well the Scripting Wife and I left Oslo and traveled to Copenhagen via train. There we boarded a sleeper train, and woke up the next day in the Netherlands. We were met in Utrecht at the train by Microsoft PFE Stefan Stranger, and shuttled...
  • Blog Post: Ed Wilson: The visit to the Oslo PowerShell User Group

    Summary: Ed Wilson talks about the first ever Dutch PowerShell User Group Well, things have been very busy for Teresa and I. In Oslo, we met up with Windows PowerShell MVP Jan Egil Ring. We went out for a nice dinner, got to see the state theatre, the Parliament building and other cool and interesting...
  • Blog Post: Ed Wilson: Stockholm to Oslo

    Last night we had an absolutely awesome time in Stockholm. The Scripting Wife and I met Niklas Goude , Windows PowerShell MVP, and all around nice guy, at our hotel. By the way, Niklas is an Honorary Scripting Guy , and has an awesome blog posting out today on using PowerShell Workflow to Ping computers...
  • Blog Post: Ed Wilson: Hanging out in Stockholm

    Well the Scripting Wife and I basically took a “down day” yesterday. I had a lot of work I needed to get done, and she snoozed a bit. I needed to complete the page proofs for two chapters of my new PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step book that is coming out soon on Microsoft Press. I also took the opportunity...
  • Blog Post: Ed Wilson: The problem with Frankenstein

    It is a real shame that most people have never read Mary Shelly’s book, Frankenstein. Indeed, for most people, the sum of their exposure to Frankenstein is as a cheesy, grainy, black and white movie with a monster that moans like a harpooned seal, and looks like some sort of Halloween factory reject...
  • Blog Post: From the MVPs: Windows Server 2012’s human-friendly core

    Here’s the 19th post in our series of guest posts by Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVPs). (Click the “MVPs” tag in the right column to see the rest.) Since the early 1990s, Microsoft has recognized technology champions around the world with the MVP Award . MVPs freely share their knowledge, real...
  • Blog Post: For Microsoft employees: Ed Wilson speaking at TechReady15

    Greetings, fellow employees. This is just a note to say that Ed Wilson will be presenting on Tuesday, July 24, about using Windows PowerShell 3.0 to manage the remote Windows 8 workstation. Here’s the abstract: There are four different ways to manage a remote Windows 8 workstation. The first is to use...
  • Blog Post: Author highlight: Ed Wilson, PowerShell guru

    Many PowerShell fans know Ed Wilson by his books and his popular blog, “ Hey Scripting Guy .” If you were lucky enough to be at TechEd this week in Orlando, you had a chance to meet Ed at the Microsoft Press booth signing his book, Windows PowerShell 2.0 Best Practices . If you don’t know Ed Wilson yet...
  • Blog Post: Ed Wilson: Registration opens for the 2012 Scripting Games

    Well it is official, the registration site for the 2012 Scripting Games is open. This is a major milestone on the trek for the games. Now, I just sit back and see how many people register for the games. The announcement that the registration opened occurred on the Hey Scripting Guy! blog . In that post...
  • Blog Post: Ed Wilson: Filling white space

    One of the cool things about being on a documentation team at Microsoft is the chance to see all the work that goes in to producing the learning and supporting materials for the new products. When the product happens to be a huge release, such as Windows 8, the efforts are massive. Documentation white...
  • Blog Post: Ed Wilson: Well … the week is nearly done

    Today is Thursday! Yep, the week is nearly finished. It has been an exciting week, highlighted by conducting a week's worth of Live Meetings that have been attended by a couple thousand people . If history is any indication, the series of five live meetings will be downloaded many many more times than...
  • Blog Post: Ed Wilson: Windows PowerShell for the busy admin

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson begins a series of five live meetings on March 12, 2012 Ed here! Well it is official: next week, beginning on Monday, March 12, 2012, I will commence a new series of Learn Windows PowerShell live meetings. This series, titled Windows PowerShell for the busy...
  • Blog Post: RTM’d today: Windows 7 Inside Out, Deluxe Edition

    We’re eager to announce that Windows 7 Inside Out, Deluxe Edition (ISBN 9780735656925, 1360 Pages), by Ed Bott, Carl Siechert, and Craig Stinson, has shipped to the printer. This book will be available for purchase in mid-July. Written by the authors of the immensely popular Windows 7 Inside...
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