An introduction to Windows PowerShell

Later today, I’m giving a presentation on Windows PowerShell as a part of the lead-up to this year’s internal IBM HackDay.

It’ll be good to address some of the misunderstandings I had about PowerShell when I wrote about it before. In the presentation, I will be giving an introduction to Windows PowerShell – what is it, and how it works.

I’ll also be talking about how you can extend it to provide support for administering your own product or project (which is where the HackDay element comes in – hopefully to encourage some PowerShell projects!).

Impatient people can get a sneak peek at my slides here…

The slides might not make sense without the notes that go with them. I’ve added the notes as comments to each slide, which will show up if you click-through to the presentation on slideshare. They still might not make much sense with the notes, but that’s a different problem 🙂

Although, some of the text in this presentation is a little small for reading in a 400 pixel flash viewer. So it’s probably better to download the presentation instead anyway.

3 Responses to “An introduction to Windows PowerShell”

  1. Roo Reynolds says:

    Sorry I missed it. Looks interesting, and I just bumped into Andy and James who were raving about it. Did you happen to record the audio?

  2. dale says:

    Nope, I didn’t think of recording audio today… damn – should’ve really.

    The audio was recorded for the PowerShell presentation I did for HackDay. There wasn’t an audience for that one, and the focus was slightly different to todays – more of a developer’s introduction on *how* you extend PowerShell rather than today’s look at *why*. But it is a similar pitch.

    It’s available as a podcast on the webahead Media Libray… not sure what the quality is like as I studiously avoid listening to my own voice. Far too freaky. 🙂

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