The Surly Admin

Father, husband, IT Pro, cancer survivor

SpiceWorld 2014 Just Around The Corner

Getting very excited that SpiceWorld 2014 is just around the corner.  Heading out to Austin in a couple of weeks to enjoy the spicy goodness.  Rob Dunn and I are again putting on our Introduction To PowerShell presentation, and I think we’ve made some good tweaks to the presentation to improve on it from last year.  If you’re new to PowerShell and coming to SpiceWorld this year, you HAVE to come check us out.  Unless anything changes we’ll be up in Room 9 on the second floor.

SpiceWorld 2014

Registration

Introduction to PowerShell

Oh, did I mention that Jeffrey Snover will be there?  He’ll be talking about “Just In Time, Just Enough Admin” so should be a fantastic 1, 2 punch of PowerShell–and general best practices–goodness.
It’s been so busy at work, and the PowerShell scripts have been flowing fast and furious.  Unfortunately they’re so specific to the environment here that I haven’t been able to publish anything.  I did finally come across another way to produced WhoIs data, so my WhoIs script is back in business!  One nice thing about the report is I’m using a technique that converts HTML tables into XML and allows you to manipulate them directly.  This is good because there’s a current bug in Set-CellColor script that if two cells in a row have the same data, and you’re trying to color the cell with that data BOTH cells will get the color treatment.   Using XML looks very promising in stamping that out but I just haven’t had time to dig into it yet.

Wish I could show you all the cool things I’ve been able to work on!  I’ll have to write about some of them as I can generalize a lot of it–I think!

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September 12, 2014 - Posted by | General

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