Episode 250 – PowerScripting Podcast – Julian Dunn from Chef on Configuration Management and PowerShell

11 12 2013
A Podcast about Windows PowerShell.

In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Julian Dunn about configuration management and Chef


Guests – Julian Dunn


Chatroom Buzz-

<13Stuwee> ## If DSC and Chef are simular and I haven’t used either, why would I learn Chef over DSC at this point?

<0halr9000> ## tell us more about configuration management of some “non-traditional” nodes like the network and storage hardware that you mentioned earlier

<13Stuwee> ## Do you use PSH within Chef?

<13Stuwee> ## please igonre if already asked.  Does it work with clients or just servers. Does it have a client install piece?

<13Stuwee> ## what about “what clients are supported”, XP, Win7 Server 2003 etc…

<0organicit> ##As an enterprise why should I consider Chef over Puppet.  Sorry if this has been addressed

<13Stuwee> ## what about cost?

<13Stuwee> ## if you have a run list and one thing fails, how is the admin notified that it failed, how easy is it to recover?

<13Stuwee> ## how many cookbooks exist today and how ofter do new ones get added/updated?

<13Stuwee> ## if the cookbooks are community created/driven, how is the quality of the cookbook verified?  Does anyone validate the cookbook?

<13Stuwee> ## how long has Chef been “in the business”.  In other words can I trust it to be around for the long term in light of DSC?

<13Stuwee> ## does it maintain a “state” or is it primarly used for installation of software?

<13Stuwee> ## wait wait…. just kidding

The Question – Hero/Power

  • Superman


Up Next (in a few minutes!) Julian Dunn with Opscode

5 12 2013

Up Next (in a few minutes!) Julian Dunn with Opscode

Live show starts imminently at live.powerscripting.net

Episode 249 – PowerScripting Podcast – Distinguished Engineer Jeffrey Snover for the PowerShell v4 Launch Party

29 11 2013
A Podcast about Windows PowerShell.

In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Jeffrey Snover about PowerShell Version 4



Guests – Jeffrey Snover

Chatroom Buzz-

<0halr9000> ## centralized package management support for v5?

<0halr9000> ## remoting: why not use SSH? (question from a friend of mine)

<12PowerSchill> ## Replacing the ISE with Visual Studio PS

<4Vern_Anderson> ## is there any plan for DSC to replace GPOs?

<4Vern_Anderson> ## is there any plan for DSC to replace GPOs?  << some one said that when Don Jones was on

<11sepeck> ## http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/liveevents/server-virtualization-w-windows-server-hyper-v-system-center-jump-start#?fbid=5qAt-XPCqcE

<11sepeck> ## ^^ 2 day free Server 2012r2 virtualization with cert test voucher event for notes

<0Jaykul> ## @halr9000 hold the mic up for him. :-p

<4Vern_Anderson> ## is there any plan for DSC to replace GPOs?  << some one said that when Don Jones was on

<13deadlydog> ##Jeffrey, do you still have any say on what the PowerShell team works on?

<13deadlydog> ##if not, how does that feel, to hand your “baby” off to others and have no input on what happens to it

<8justpaul> ## what is your religion regarding invoke-expression?

<11sepeck> ## while I realize things are in ‘flux’ at MS for the moment and all this fun ‘cloud’ stuff but right now there are a lot of messages from Microsoft that are less then re-assuring to on site engineers/techs/etc…. i.e. o365 and moving exchange tot he cloud and only just yesterday a note about the next on site release.  Is there an intention to somehow clarify this message for those people ‘not able/willing’ to go to the {azure}clou

<11sepeck> ## a real future for on premisis stuff

<5JHofferle> ## When is Microsoft going to produce some DSC whitepapers? Most of the info I see is coming from the MVPs at this point. If you look at Direct Access or other feature, there are books from MS on how to use it.

<13deadlydog> ## I tweeted this yesterday, but Jeffrey, how do you feel about Centralized Module Management for PowerShell, similar to ruby gems. Do you think it will ever happen?

<8justpaul> ## does Jeffrey know we have to take a shot every time he says “cloud”?

<14gpduck> ## is there any chance additional DSC resources will be released out of band from new versions of windows?

<0Jaykul> ## just saying, for those who don’t know: http://github.com/PoshCode/poshcode

<11sepeck> ## will v4 on windows update blow up Exchange and System Center again and have testing been implemented to avoid this again in the future?

<0organicit> ##for god sake just pay Jaykul to do it

<0halr9000> ## what does SQL product group think of DSC?

<11sepeck> ## isn’t that the purpose of codeplex?  Cause that seems like there is stuff on there now for that very purpose!

<0Jaykul> ## Do you have any influence with CodePlex? Can you make them give us permalinks for downloads?

<0Jaykul> ## is DSC part of CEC now?

<13deadlydog> ## Jeffrey, do you still use PowerShell in your day to day activities, or at all?

<0Jaykul> ## Saw a big partnership with Microsoft and Xamarin recently. Any chance of Microsoft helping PowerShell get cross-platform?

<0Jaykul> ## Even if just the language …

<0Jaykul> ## Are third-party document DSLs possible in PS4? Will there be published (blog posts?) instructions on how to make one?

<5JHofferle> ## What’s the next “Hard Problem” Jeffrey Snover is going to solve?

<0Jaykul> ## Do you know if it’s possible to set the $Options parameter on TabExpansion2 when I press Tab without editing the function by hand? 😉

<13deadlydog> ## Jeffrey, what PowerShell editor do you use? ISE?

<sepeck> http://i.imgur.com/JzX2Xh9.jpg?1

<JonWalz> try this http://vaughnlive.tv/embed/video/jonwalz

<HansO> I only get “Connection failed” at http://vaughnlive.tv/embed/video/jonwalz

<HansO> So I am the only one getting “Connection Failed”  at http://vaughnlive.tv/embed/video/jonwalz?

<sepeck> https://powerscripting.wordpress.com/2009/10/25/episode-89-powershell-v2-launch-party-with-distinguished-engineer-jeffrey-snover/

<sepeck> https://powerscripting.wordpress.com/2012/10/23/up-next-jeffrey-snover-and-the-powershell-v3-launch-party/

<Jaykul> https://github.com/SublimeText/ElasticTabstops

<sepeck> ## http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/liveevents/server-virtualization-w-windows-server-hyper-v-system-center-jump-start#?fbid=5qAt-XPCqcE

<Jaykul> gpduck: you’ve seen https://github.com/PowerShellOrg/DSC

<sepeck> http://blogs.technet.com/

<sepeck> TechNet Script Center and http://blogs.technet.com/b/onescript/

<Jaykul> ## just saying, for those who don’t know: http://github.com/PoshCode/poshcode

<JimBirley> http://huddledmasses.org/creating-powershell-modules-the-easy-way/

<Jaykul> deadlydog: https://github.com/pash-project/pash

<JimBirley> random, unsolicited beer recommendation => http://sixpoint.com/beers/seasonal/autumnation

Tonight: Jeffrey Snover and the PowerShell V4 release party!

14 11 2013

Tonight: Jeffrey Snover and the PowerShell V4 release party!

Tonight on the show, we are pleased to have with us once again, inventor of PoweerShell, architect over Windows Server and System Center, Distinguished Engineer, Jeffrey Snover! Please join us for the live show at 9:30 ET / 6:30 PT!

Episode 248 – PowerScripting Podcast – Tommy Patterson from Microsoft on PowerShell and Azure

13 11 2013
A Podcast about Windows PowerShell.

In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Tommy Patterson about PowerShell and Azure



Guests – Tommy Patterson


Chatroom Buzz-

<1RJasonMorgan> ## s there an ETA for that?

<11MikeFRobbins> ## Where’s my data if it’s running in Azure? In China?

<11kobeckman> ## and how does that action work when a breach really does occur… do you shut down my VM’s?  call me?  email me?

<11MikeFRobbins> ## What prevents me from doing a port scan to find the RDP port?

<ScottMoss> dont forget my event friday! register here http://www.eventbrite.com/event/8955254407/posh

<halr9000> does this look like the one he’s talking about? http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/TechNet+Radio/TechNet-Radio-Delivering-Results-Deploying-Unified-Device-Management-at-Microsoft

<halr9000> http://blogs.technet.com/b/yungchou/archive/2013/10/30/announcing-windows-azure-iaas-quick-start-kit-qsk-at-http-aka-ms-qsk.aspx

<MikeFRobbins> Speaking of User Groups, Microsoft PFE Matthew Reynolds is Speaking for the MSPSUG on Tuesday, November 12th at 8:30pm CST: http://mspsug.com/2013/11/05/microsoft-pfe-matthew-reynolds-speaking-for-mspsug-on-tuesday-november-12th-at-830pm-cst/

<halr9000> http://www.virtuallycloud9.com/index.php/2013/10/microsoft-cloud-learn-it-now-boost-your-career-virtual-machines-step-by-step-guide/

<MikeFRobbins> I was able to pick my WordPress hosts east coast data center. Check out this load time: http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/#!/d71Yfh/http://mikefrobbins.com

<halr9000> http://www.trojanhorsethebook.com/about-the-book/jeff-aiken-series-movie-options-sold/

<halr9000> http://www.virtuallycloud9.com/index.php/2013/11/new-it-pro-sweepstakes-easy-to-enter-win-a-surface-pro/

<halr9000> http://www.virtualizationsquared.com/

<halr9000> http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/introduction-to-windows-azure#?fbid=OXWGjwdHmsF

<halr9000> http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/downloads/

<MikeFRobbins> gpduck – I posted a blog this morning about that connect bug you tweeted out yesterday: http://mikefrobbins.com/2013/11/07/windows-8-1-rsat-powershell-cmdlets-get-aduser-get-adcomputer-one-or-more-properties-are-invalid/

The Question – Hero/Power

  • The Force

Episode 247 – PowerScripting Podcast – MVP Joel Bennett on a PowerShell Package Manager

10 11 2013
A Podcast about Windows PowerShell.

In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to MVP Joel Bennett about a PowerShell package manager


Guests – Joel Bennett


Chatroom Buzz-

<14ScriptingWife> ##Does that mean Python instead of PowerShell or in addition to PowerShell

<14gpduck> ## how does updating to a new version work?  both creating new updated package and installing new package locally?

<0organicit> ## what the heck is the 10th question?

<Jaykul> you can download the script, unblock it, and run it by hand:  http://PoshCode.org/Modules/Install.ps1

<MikeFRobbins> Did you guys see the blog I posted today about the new SAPIEN TFM book on PowerShell v4? http://mikefrobbins.com/2013/10/31/windows-powershell-4-0-tfm-book-by-sapien-press/

<organicit> http://norcalposh.org for more details

<halr9000> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_Sheep

<halr9000> do check out http://www.electricsheep.org/

<MikeFRobbins> irm -Uri http://feeds.feedburner.com/PowerScripting | where title -like *joel*bennett* | select title

<halr9000> https://github.com/PoshCode/poshcode

<halr9000> https://powerscripting.wordpress.com/2013/10/01/episode-243-powerscripting-podcast-rob-reynolds-on-puppet-and-chocolatey/

<Vern_Anderson> https://github.com/psget/psget

<Vern_Anderson> http://psget.net/

<halr9000> http://docs.nuget.org/docs/creating-packages/creating-and-publishing-a-package

<Vern_Anderson> http://powershell.org/wp/tag/dsc/

<halr9000> or https://github.com/powershellorg

<Keith_> Can I do install-module http://bit.ly/pscx

<halr9000> http://www.electricsheep.org/

<halr9000> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_Sheep

<Vern_Anderson> http://www.electricsheep.org/download

<halr9000> site seems up now: http://www.electricsheep.org/

<Vern_Anderson> http://poshcode.org/Modules/Install.ps1

<halr9000> these are great: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_E._Feist#The_Riftwar_Saga

<halr9000> http://www.electricsheep.org/

<halr9000> http://www.reddit.com/r/creepy_gif

The Question – Favorite Book: Asimov’s Foundation books

Episode 246 – PowerScripting Podcast – Gary Siepser & Ian Philpot from Microsoft on Scripting the Kinect

10 11 2013
A Podcast about Windows PowerShell.

In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Gary Siepser & Ian Philpot from Microsoft



Guests – Gary Siepser & Ian Philpot


Chatroom Buzz-

<organicit> http://norcalposh.org

<halr9000> http://www.screencast.com/t/8pj9d7eK

<MikeFRobbins> ## Both of these guys are speaking at PowerShell Saturday 005 in Atlanta on October 26th, right? http://powershellsaturday.com/005/

<MikeFRobbins> JonWalz is also speaking @ PowerShell Saturday 005 in Atlanta http://powershellsaturday.com/005/

<halr9000> http://incredipede.commondatastorage.googleapis.com/website/images/screenshots/incredipedeScreenshot02.jpg

<halr9000> https://github.com/adminian/PowerKinect/blob/master/Sample_KinectSpeech.ps1

<halr9000> http://www.hanselman.com/blog/ReflectorAddinsAndPowerShellLanguageSupportForReflector.aspx

<proxb> Adam’s code: http://poshcode.org/4127

<halr9000> http://csharpening.net/?p=1590

<halr9000> https://github.com/adminian/PowerKinect/blob/SDK1.7/PowerKinect.psm1#L225

<halr9000> https://github.com/adminian/PowerKinect/blob/SDK1.7/PowerKinect.psm1#L466

<halr9000> http://gesturedetector.codeplex.com/SourceControl/latest#GestureDetector/Gestures/Zoom/ZoomGestureChecker.cs

<halr9000> Adminian GarySiepser http://gesturedetector.codeplex.com/SourceControl/latest#GestureDetector/Gestures/Zoom/ZoomGestureChecker.cs

<gpduck> here’s some old powershell speech recognition code i had laying around: https://gist.github.com/gpduck/7035635

<Adminian> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2408927/c-sharp-library-for-lego-mindstorm-nxt

<lazywinadm> http://adminian.com/

<ScriptingWife> http://blogs.technet.com/b/gary/

<halr9000> http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0478970/

<halr9000> http://webbrain.com/brainpage/brain/4685C1B4-FE68-2D62-3AFA-CE674E67F742#-64

<lazywinadm> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpmeXrqwyYI

<Adminian> http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/enterprise/products-and-technologies/windows-8-1/default.aspx

<JonWalz> http://powershell.org/wp/tag/dsc/

<gpduck> http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/why-can-t-find-update-store

The Question – Hero/Power

  • Gary: fly, turn invisible, change size

  • Ian: Superman

Episode 245 – PowerScripting Podcast – Dan Cunningham on the PowerShell App Deployment Toolkit

16 10 2013
A Podcast about Windows PowerShell.

In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Dan Cunningham about the PowerShell App Deployment Toolkit



Guests – Dan Cunningham


Chatroom Buzz-

<JonWalz> http://vaughnlive.tv/embed/video/jonwalz

<MikeFRobbins> PowerShell Saturday 006: Hear the Scripting Guy and the Winner of the Advanced Category in the Scripting Games http://mikefrobbins.com/2013/10/10/powershell-saturday-006-hear-the-scripting-guy-and-the-winner-of-the-advanced-category-in-the-scripting-games/

<MikeFRobbins> Two weeks until PowerShell Saturday 005 in Atlanta (October 26th): http://powershellsaturday.com/005/

<gpduck> http://psappdeploytoolkit.codeplex.com/

<gpduck> jonwalz my audio is cutting out but i think this is the privilege guard tool he’s talking about: http://www.avecto.com/products/overview/

<halr9000> JonWalz: would steve’s favorite tool help? http://www.vagrantup.com/

<JimBirley> http://www.tanium.com/solutions/patch-management-and-software-distribution/    (Interesting product)

<4Vern_Anderson> ## DONT USE INTERNET EXPLORER it doesn’t work with the vide

<0halr9000> you guys know what to do with the whole ## stuff right?

<4Vern_Anderson> ## to ask a question

<4Vern_Anderson> ## is there an app list like chocolety

<14ScriptingWife> ## did he talk about targeting yet?

<7JimBirley> ### PS 3.0

<7BrianK> ##will I be at a disadvantage if I don’t have SCCM?  If so what functionality do I lose?

<7BrianK> ##Could I use Group Policy as a targeting mechanism if I don’t have SCCM?  Or would that be messy?

<4Vern_Anderson> ## And you could train a helpdesk person to creat packages

<7JimBirley> ### does the product called Tanium play in this space?  Peer-to-Peer distribution model based tool.

<6Rich> ## Why does most of your documentation use Lotus Notes as the example application?

<6Rich> ## Does the tool inspect MSi files and list which properties can be specified on commandline?

<6Rich> ## Does the tool inspect MSI files and list which properties can be specified on commandline?

<6Rich> ## Are there any plans to automate the process of creating the Deploy-Application.ps1 scripts via a GUI, rather than asking the user to modify them by hand?

The Question – Hero/Power

  • Superman / fly home

Episode 244 – PowerScripting Podcast – Ned Pyle from Microsoft on DFRS, SMB 3.0 and More

8 10 2013
A Podcast about Windows PowerShell.

In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Ned Pyle about DFRS and SMB 3.0



Guests – Ned Pyle


Chatroom Buzz-

 <BrianK> Jon have you checked out OBS? http://obsproject.com/

<MikeFRobbins> Speaking of DSC, I published a blog on “Using PowerShell Desired State Configuration to Unzip Files” today: http://mikefrobbins.com/2013/10/03/using-powershell-desired-state-configuration-to-unzip-files/

<Vern_Anderson> http://blogs.technet.com/b/privatecloud/archive/tags/deployment+track/

<MikeFRobbins> Vern_Anderson – See This: “PowerShell Function to Unzip Files Using the .NET Framework 4.5 with Fallback to COM” http://mikefrobbins.com/2013/08/15/powershell-function-to-unzip-files-using-the-net-framework-4-5-with-fallback-to-com/

<Vern_Anderson> B rianK said  http://obsproject.com/

The Question – Hero/Power

  • Vaporize line jumpers


MVP Steven Murawski is writing a series on DSC at PowerShell.org

Episode 243 – PowerScripting Podcast – Rob Reynolds on Puppet and Chocolatey

1 10 2013
A Podcast about Windows PowerShell.

In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Rob Reynolds about Chocolatey and Puppet



Guests – Rob Reynolds


Chatroom Buzz-

<14ScriptingWife> ## what is the topic tonight?

<4Vern_Anderson> ## && Happy Birthday to @ScriptingWife

<7JimBirley> ## All night long

<0halr9000> ## like so

<11MikeFRobbins> ##

<13Stuwee> ## What does puppet actually do?

<13Stuwee> ## so will DSC replace puppet?

<14gpduck> ## write documentation that does the work for you instead of a list of instructions

<11ScriptWarrior> ## so there are goto statements?  😛

<4Vern_Anderson> ## I think enterprise customers get support

<4Vern_Anderson> ## Normal open sourced customers are on their own

<11ScriptWarrior> ## So does Puppet consume the MOF Files?

<4Vern_Anderson> ## Managed Object Format (MOF)

<4Vern_Anderson> ## Spotted cow spots??

<MikeFRobbins> One month until PowerShell Saturday 005 in Atlanta: http://powershellsaturday.com/005/

<MikeFRobbins> PowerShell Oktoberfest: PowerShell Saturday 005 in Atlanta and 006 in Singapore: http://mikefrobbins.com/2013/09/26/powershell-oktoberfest-powershell-saturday-005-in-atlanta-and-006-in-singapore/

<MikeFRobbins> Episode 199 – PowerScripting Podcast – Rob Reynolds talks PowerShell and Chocolatey: http://powershell.org/wp/2012/09/07/episode-199-rob-reynolds-talks-powershell-and-chocolatey/

<MikeFRobbins> Adam Driscoll is presenting for the Mississippi PowerShell User Group (Lync Meeting) on October 8th: http://mspsug.com/2013/09/24/powershell-mvp-adam-driscoll-speaking-for-mspsug-on-tuesday-october-8th-at-830pm-cdt/

<halr9000> http://chocolatey.org/

<halr9000> http://puppetlabs.com/

<ToddKlindt> ScriptingWife, I think it starts here, http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=q0PHeSoHa6s#t=886

<Vern_Anderson> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puppet_(software)

<Vern_Anderson> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chef_(software)

<MikeFRobbins> Tomorrow is the last day to submit topics for the PowerShell Summit: http://powershell.org/wp/2013/09/01/powershell-summit-north-america-2014-call-for-topics/

<halr9000> http://forge.puppetlabs.com/

<ScriptingWife> my version of chrome: http://www.last.fm/music/Trace+Adkins/_/Chrome

<halr9000> http://www.vagrantup.com/

<halr9000> i do not know what made me think of this but here you go: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dD7-N9aWbY

<halr9000> no here you go much better http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hw4wzwYeZ0Y

<Vern_Anderson> http://youtu.be/liKhLNY5GYI  I’m your puppet

<ScriptWarrior> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc180827.aspx – Mof technet

<Vern_Anderson> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Management_Instrumentation#WMI_tools

<MikeFRobbins> Looking forward to going to Weidmanns for lunch tomorrow: http://www.weidmanns1870.com/

<MikeFRobbins> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_95

<halr9000> http://www.oculusvr.com/

<ScriptWarrior> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qO4yR2l3V1k

<Rob_____> https://github.com/ferventcoder/vagrant-windows-puppet

<Rob_____> https://github.com/chocolatey/puppet-chocolatey-handsonlab

<MikeFRobbins> ScriptingWife | The place I’m having lunch at tomorrow has Praline Cheesecake and Praline Bread Pudding a la mode http://www.weidmanns1870.com/our-menus/lunch-menu/

<JonWalz> http://grooveshark.com/s/Existence+VIP/3LxAuC?src=5

<ToddKlindt> Here are the books I read last year, http://www.toddklindt.com/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=383

The Question – First Computer

  • Gateway Pentium 133, and it was horrible!

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