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The PowerShell Podcast highlights what makes PowerShell so great, the community. Each week we want to highlight people, blogs, videos, and Galleries that have gone into making PowerShell so great.

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The PowerShell Podcast highlights what makes PowerShell so great, the community. Each week we want to highlight people, blogs, videos, and Galleries that have gone into making PowerShell so great.

    PowerShell Summit & More: A Chat with James Petty

    PowerShell Summit & More: A Chat with James Petty

    In this episode of the PowerShell Podcast, we were joined by Microsoft MVP and PowerShell.org CEO James Petty. We dove into the core of what PowerShell.org brings to the community and James' instrumental role in driving this platform forward. James shared insightful details about the future of the eagerly awaited PowerShell Summit, highlighting the significant and welcome changes in store for next year. The conversation also hailed his latest literary creation, 'Learn PowerShell Scripting in a Month of Lunches,' as we explored the evolution in content and approach compared to its predecessor. Adding to this rich mix were James' anecdotes from his time as a professor teaching PowerShell at a college, providing a truly riveting podcast that celebrates the wide-reaching influence of PowerShell.
    Guest Bio and links: James currently holds the position of Director of Information Technology at TextRequest. He is a four-time awardee of the Microsoft MVP award. In a dedicated capacity, he also assumes the role of volunteer CEO at DevOps Collective INC, a non-profit organization operating within technology education. The organization's primary focus revolves around PowerShell, automation, and DevOps. It has garnered recognition for providing an array of free online resources, notably PowerShell.org.
    In the literary domain, James is the lead author of two published works: "Learn PowerShell in a Month of Lunches," now in its fourth edition, and "Learn PowerShell Scripting in a Month of Lunches," in its second edition. Manning proudly publishes both of these insightful publications.
    At the core of James's passion lies automation, where he adeptly wields tools like PowerShell, Azure, and all facets of Windows Server environments. His prowess in this domain has been honed over more than a decade of service as an infrastructure administrator, catering to businesses spanning a diverse range of sizes.James has woven his life in the tranquil environs outside Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he resides with his cherished wife, daughters, two dogs, and two cats.
    Links:Watch The PowerShell Podcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv1OFjC62EU
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    State of SysAdmin Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZSFVZ22

    • 1 hr 1 min
    In Code We Trust: Being Thankful for PowerShell

    In Code We Trust: Being Thankful for PowerShell

    In this special gratitude-filled episode of the PowerShell Podcast, we take time to appreciate the wonderful world of PowerShell - where tech and community coalesce. We highlight some splendid community projects, highlighting their large impacts and innovative approaches. As we recall our podcast journey, we revel in a nostalgic look back while also envisioning a powerful future. From personal anecdotes revealing how PowerShell has shaped our tech lives to a thought-provoking expose on error handling, the episode is a wholesome tableau of learning, reflection, and connection. It's a delightful mix of the cerebral and the personal - with plenty to be thankful for!
    Guest Bio and links: 
    Meet Andrew, aka 'The Script Specter', and Jordan, known to his fans as 'The Command Crusader'. Together, they form the dynamic duo of PowerShell, turning ordinary coding scenarios into extraordinary feats of tech heroism.Andrew, with his uncanny ability to manipulate the spectral realm of scripts, can create code so clean, so robust, and so failsafe that it's almost an epic poem in PowerShell language. He has singlehandedly bested numerous system complications with just a flick of his fingers and a well-phrased one-liner. When he's not saving the day with his scripting prowess, he's often found rescuing kittens from elaborate 'syntax trees'.
    Jordan, the Command Crusader, harnesses the sheer power of PowerShell commands, turning them into tools for justice, efficiency, and good 'runtime.' He could solve a server crisis before his morning coffee gets cold. His uncanny knack for error handling is legendary, often ultimately resulting in error villains voluntarily turning themselves in. In his downtime, Jordan is known to command dance-offs with undeniable grooves that could only be defined as 'syntax error-free'.These superheroes of the scripting realm are not just hosts of the PowerShell Podcast but also beacons of code-based justice, humor, prowess, and a whole lot of fun. With Andrew and Jordan on duty, the thriving PowerShell city can sleep safely, knowing it's protected by the best programmatic superheroes on this side of the compiler!
    Watch The PowerShell Podcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XX_OxcNESKg 
    Podcast Survey: https://forms.office.com/r/dJXs31pAd3
    State of SysAdmin Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZSFVZ22

    • 54 min
    Emil Larsson: Creating Communal Tech Waves with PowerShell

    Emil Larsson: Creating Communal Tech Waves with PowerShell

    In this episode of the PowerShell Podcast, we had Emil Larsson join us! We had a healthy amount of community blogs in this episode, with lots of great conversation all throughout. We discussed how helpful contributing to PowerShell docs can be. We learned about Emil's evolution with PowerShell and how the industry has changed in his 10+ years of experience. Emil and Andrew revisited their early IT days of grappling with upgrades from Windows XP to Windows 7, making all of us a bit nostalgic. We also had a fair bit of discussion around what the PowerShell community is all about.
    Guest Bio and links: 
    Emil is an IAM specialist who loves PowerShell. He has 10 years of experience in IAM solutions with strong focus on AD and PowerShell. He shares his IAM and automation insights through his blog.
    See the PowerShell Podcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gr4vOOrH-mI

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Entra Insights and Merill Fernando’s Toolbox: Powering the Community

    Entra Insights and Merill Fernando’s Toolbox: Powering the Community

    In this episode of the PowerShell Podcast, we had an enlightening conversation with Merill Fernando, a Principal Product Manager on Microsoft's Entra team. Our discussion unveiled an in-depth look at Microsoft Entra, providing listeners with tips and tricks. Merill generously shared his journey in becoming a PM, emphasizing the pivotal role of learning and sharing knowledge within our tech community. We also delved into the emerging importance of transitioning from the AzureAD module towards a more streamlined approach using Graph. Not to miss, Merill spotlighted his widely acclaimed tools such as [akasearch.net](http://akasearch.net), idPowerToys, and entra. news, and more, opening up an array of exciting possibilities for our listeners. Join us as we explore these topics and a whole lot more in yet another riveting session of the PowerShell Podcast.
    Guest Bio and links: Merill Fernando is a Principal Product Manager in the Microsoft Entra product group at Microsoft Security. In his role he helps some of Microsoft's biggest customers define their identity strategy and deploy Microsoft Entra. He is passionate about Microsoft Graph, PowerShell, DevOps and you can usually find him on LinkedIn, X, and YouTube talking about these topics. In his spare time, he works on some popular open-source app including http://cmd.ms, idPowerToys, and Graph X-Ray plus he also runs a weekly newsletter on all things Microsoft Entra at http://entra.news.
    Watch the PowerShell Podcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpKRd-ocbH0
    State of SysAdmin 2024:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZSFVZ22

    • 1 hr 2 min
    DSC, Community, and PowerShell: A conversation with Michael Greene

    DSC, Community, and PowerShell: A conversation with Michael Greene

    In this episode of the PowerShell Podcast, we were joined by Michael Greene, a prominent figure from the PowerShell team at Microsoft. Our enlightening discussion revolved around his instrumental role in the progression from DSC 2.0 to 3.0, largely influenced by invaluable customer feedback. Greene's key involvement in co-authoring the Infrastructure Release Pipeline whitepaper with Steven Murawksi was another topic of conversation. Catapulting to being a Product Manager, he shared his journey, highlighting the importance of being accessible, empathetic, and staying focused on the community. Furthermore, the conversation took an intriguing turn toward the future, debating the possibilities of AI and terminal experiences in the future.
    Guest Bio: 
    Michael Greene currently serves as a Principal PM Manager at Microsoft, leading the team focused on developing PowerShell, CloudShell, Win32 OpenSSH, DSC, and other projects for Windows and Azure. Michael has diverse experience, from configuration management strategy for Azure Governance, to Windows Server CAT, and service operations in Office 365.
    Resource links:
    Watch The PowerShell Podcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOZutvGgV2s

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The eye of the Tyger: Clayton Tyger, A PowerShell Rising Star

    The eye of the Tyger: Clayton Tyger, A PowerShell Rising Star

    In the latest episode of the PowerShell Podcast, we dove deep into the world of guest Clayton Tyger, a rising figure in the PowerShell community. Clayton shared his intriguing journey into the world of PowerShell, shedding light on his first steps and his continuous involvement in the community. Of particular significance was our discussion about his experience developing the impactful 365AutomatedLab module. Also, Clayton's "Getting Started with 365AutomatedLab module" blog received special attention, serving as a fantastic resource for fellow developers. The episode provided remarkable insights, demonstrating Clayton's expertise and his dedication to sharing knowledge with the community.
    BIO: Clayton Tyger is an IT professional with over 15 years of experience spanning various roles from Help Desk to IT Project Manager. He is currently an IT Engineer, maintaining a broad skill set in the industry. Always open to learning and discussing IT, Tyger encourages dialogue with others in the field. His passion for technology continues to fuel his career, and he always welcomes networking opportunities.
    Resource Links:See The PowerShell Podcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqhlgCM7mfE
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26 Ratings

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