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

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

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

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