PowerShell Spotlight: January 2016


Summary: PowerShell MVP and the Scripting Wife, Teresa Wilson, talks about upcoming events in the PowerShell community for January 2016.

Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have back guest blogger, Teresa Wilson. Teresa, as you probably know, is my real-life wife, and she is also known as the Scripting Wife. She once said that it was meant to be because her initials in real life are TSW, and if you shortened The Scripting Wife to initials it would be TSW. Take it away, TSW…

Hello everyone, my apologies for not writing the PowerShell Spotlight for the last two months. I’ve been a little preoccupied here because Ed had ear surgery. But it is a new year and Ed is back in business, so I have a lot to share. I am going to mention five upcoming events. Ed and I will be attending three of them and he will be speaking. The two others are also great events, but we simply cannot attend everything.

Two way cool Windows PowerShell user community events

First on the 2016 calendar is the Arizona PowerShell User Group meeting on March 1, 2016. Watch for details on Twitter and their Facebook page: Arizona PowerShell User Group. Ed will be speaking at this event in Phoenix. We are looking forward to attending this User Group meeting.

Next up is PowerShell Saturday #010 in Tampa, Florida on March 19, 2016. Each of the five previous PowerShell Saturdays that Ed and I have been involved with have sold out, it is an awesome day of learning and networking, if I do say so. We will have four tracks to choose from—20 sessions total. Ed will be presenting two sessions in addition to being the keynote speaker along with Mark Minasi. We have room for 200 attendees, so sign up as soon as you are able to do so before it sells out: PowerShell Saturday #010 : Tampa, Florida.

Three other awesome events

The third event is IT Pro Con NY (formerly called TechStravaganza) in New York City on March 25, 2016. They have a PowerShell track. Ed and I have attended in the past but we will not be able to attend this year.

Fourth is another renamed event. Formerly PowerShell Summit NA, it is now PowerShell and DevOps Global Summit. It will be April 4-6, 2016 in Bellevue, WA. Ed is one of the speakers and I will be floating around at registration and generally assisting where I am needed.

The last event I wanted to bring to your attention today is the PowerShell Conference EU 2016 to be held in Hannover, Germany April 20-22, 2016. Again Ed and I are not able to attend, but this is sure to be a great event. Registration is open now.

That is all I have for today. Happy scripting.


I invite you to follow me on Twitter and Facebook. If you have any questions, send email to me at scripter@microsoft.com, or post your questions on the Official Scripting Guys Forum. See you tomorrow. Until then, peace.

Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy 


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