March 2012 - Don Jones

  • Zack - Day 21 (the beast of a lunch)

    0 0 1 421 2401 Concentrated Technology 20 5 2817 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE Chapter 21 is a beast of a lunch, one that I had to read and read again then finally make sure I was sitting in front of my 2K8 VM and work along with the...
  • Explaining Pipeline Parameter Binding - How's This?

    PowerShell's way of passing data from one command to another, via the pipeline, is one of its most poorly understood concepts, especially with newcomers. Yet mastering this concept is crucial to making the shell work for you. I continually struggle...
  • Chris - Day 19

    0 0 1 375 2143 Concentrated Technology 17 5 2513 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE Todays chapter is all about creating functions out of commands and scripts that you have created. Functions allow for easy sharing of the tools without all...
  • Chris - Day 20

    0 0 1 479 2733 Concentrated Technology 22 6 3206 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE Up until now we havent really been scripting. Its basically been single or linked commands, and the most advanced things we covered is WMI, parameters, and...
  • Will - Final Thoughts

    0 0 1 368 2104 Concentrated Technology 17 4 2468 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE After having worked all the way through the Month of Lunches I feel much more confident about PowerShell. There were a lot of things I learned, quite a few...
  • Chris - Day 16

    0 0 1 314 1796 Concentrated Technology 14 4 2106 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE Today's lesson delves a little deeper into the how to get the most out of your information in PowerShell. It's all about input and output. First up...
  • Chris - Day 17

    0 0 1 618 3524 Concentrated Technology 29 8 4134 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE Today we get into PowerShell and scripting with PowerShells Integrated Scripting environment or ISE. So far we have been using single line commands and lthough...
  • Zack - Day 19

    0 0 1 380 2172 Concentrated Technology 18 5 2547 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE Chapter 19 is a combination of all the killer tips this book has covered so far, placing all the knowledge learned into a reusable chunk of code, a function...
  • Julie - Day 19

    I'm really digging all these great opportunities to learn PowerShell. So many resources and lots of super helpful folks to help you on your journey. Signing up to blog about a "Month of Lunches" was a big commitment for me. It helped keep...
  • Will - Day 24

    0 0 1 427 2436 Concentrated Technology 20 5 2858 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE Chapter 24 seems to be a bit of a catch all for topics that do not neatly fit elsewhere. That is fine. Occasionally you just need to be shown a tool when...
  • Will - Day 25

    0 0 1 461 2629 Concentrated Technology 21 6 3084 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE Chapter 25 made me feel like I was at work, but, in a good way. These sorts of functions/scripts are the bread and butter of my more robust projects, tasks...
  • Zack - Day 17

    0 0 1 416 2377 Concentrated Technology 19 5 2788 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE After reading chapter 17, You call this scripting?, I started to drift down memory lane. See I originally started off my IT career working with transport...
  • Will - Day 23

    0 0 1 501 2860 Concentrated Technology 23 6 3355 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE Debugging is actually one of my favorite activities. To me, they are little self-contained mysteries. And, who does not love a good mystery. To be honest...
  • Zack - Day 18

    0 0 1 388 2218 Concentrated Technology 18 5 2601 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE With less work, that is all I had to read to get excited about chapter 18. I am not lazy by any means, but anything that can get me outside out of the server...
  • Julie - Day 18

    Monday morning brought a great opportunity to use my new PowerShell skills without much thinking. My computer refused to load my desktop. Not fun on a Monday morning. I seized the chance to use my new skills and typed Get-EventLog system -after 3/25/12...
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