Great time at Florida .Net UG in West Palm

PowerShell, Presentations, Speaking
Whew! Presentation on PowerShell for Developers to the Florida .Net user group went well, and it was a very lively group. I went in expecting to dig deep into applying PowerShell for GUI application development, deployment and the like. But we had a lot of folks very new to PowerShell, and we had a very interactive presentation and discussion with lots of good questions.  I instead focused on using the PowerShell 3 ISE as a starting point to new students to PowerShell, and taking advantage of this tool (along with the basic three Get Cmdlets, remember those? :) ) to make those uncomfortable first steps to learning a new technology as easy as possible. It is my hope that many in the group will get excited about learning something that's…
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Presenting PowerShell for Developers to Florida.net UG in West Palm

PowerShell, Presentations, Speaking
I've been asked to present to the Florida.Net user group in West Palm this week, and chose to present on PowerShell for Developers, and here's why. There are incredible possibilities and utility in PowerShell, most of the marketing and discussion on the web is for I.T. administrators, rather than developers (though there are some signs this is changing.) The conventional wisdom (and humor) tells us that people in I.T. must fit into either of these categories. Here's another perspective. As a consultant and trainer, I need broad familiarity with technology. I'm focused on Windows, with some geek love for Linux :). SQL Server is my technology focus, but Windows Server setup and configuration are important to ensure it runs well. I have built and also supported .Net applications that rely on…
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