Tuesday, August 26, 2008

PowerShell workshop @ UNB in early October

[Update: September 12th, 2008: This has been cancelled. I may reconsider putting this on in 2009.]

If you or anyone you know is interested feel free to contact me to
register: marco DOT shaw AT gmail DOT com or leave a comment here.

Please feel free to pass this around.

Who should attend: Administrators/Developers/Architects/Engineers/Analysts

When: October 2, 2008.
Where: UNB Fredericton
Time: 9AM-4PM (1 hour for lunch, bring your own)
Cost: Free

Why attend: Windows PowerShell (http://www.microsoft.com/powershell)
is Microsoft's next-generation automation scripting language. All
admin tasks within Exchange 2007 are all based on Windows PowerShell
functionality. PowerShell is part of Microsoft's Common Engineering
Criteria 2009, which basically means all server products should now be
shipped with PowerShell functionality.

What the session will provide (tentative):
-9AM-10AM: PowerShell introduction (theory/lecture)
-10AM-10.30AM: PowerShell 3rd party products (theory/lecture) -- & short break
-10.30AM-11.30AM: PowerShell scripting (theory/lecture)
-11.30AM-noon: PowerShell hands-on scripting/labs
-noon-1PM: lunch break
-1PM-2PM: PowerShell development with C# (theory/lecture)
-2PM-3PM: PowerShell hands-on development/labs -- & short break

The above leaves room to change some things or spend more time on
particular topics. Going until 3PM is highly likely, and going to 4PM
could happen.

Marco is currently an IT system analyst for one of Canada's leading
telecommunications companies. He has been working in the IT industry
for over 10 years. He recently received a Microsoft Most Valuable
Professional award for his contributions to the Windows PowerShell
community. His personal blog is at http://marcoshaw.blogspot.com,
where he covers all kinds of PowerShell related topics. He is also a
contributor and moderator of the new PowerShell Community site at

Monday, August 11, 2008

PDF creation from PowerShell!?

Quote from HERE:
"PDFsharp is the Open Source library that easily creates PDF documents from any .NET language.
The same drawing routines can be used to create PDF documents, draw on the screen, or send output to any printer."

Can't wait to try this out with PowerShell!

Friday, August 8, 2008

An apology to the UK PowerShell user group

Announced HERE, I was planning to do a presention on /n software NetCmdlets.

It was rescheduled to mid-August, and I don't think I'll be able to make that date either, so it may be mid-September or so.

To everyone and Richard: I'm sorry.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

INETA to support virtual user groups

Apparently INETA will start to support virtual user groups soon. INETA is basically a volunteer based organization that supports Microsoft .NET user groups world-wide.

I had tried to register my virtual user group with INETA, but was denied because I wasn't having actual face-to-face meetings.

This may help introduce my user group to a more world-wide audience.

Some of my meetings had about a 15% participation level from continents outside of North America.