Category Archives: podcast

@LucD22 talks to @GetScripting About Becoming a PowerShell MVP And His Upcoming PowerCLI Book

We were fortunate enough to get a bit of a scoop on the latest episode of GetScripting . Not only did we have chance to talk to Luc Dekens about recently becoming a PowerShell MVP, but he also gave us a bit of a scoop about his upcoming new book (due out in 2014), vSphere Performance Reporting with PowerCLI . Hopefully they’ll change the cover typo by the time it gets printed 🙂

Update: got the fresh book cover, even @esloof doesn’t have that yet 😉


Get-Scripting Episode 31 – Talking PowerShell v3 with Jonathan Noble

With the imminent release of Windows 8 and Server 2012, it’s definitely time to start preparing for PowerShell v3 which will ship as part of those releases.

We recorded the latest edition of the Get-Scripting Podcast with PowerShell MVP Jonathan Noble and specifically focus on a number of topics worth checking out to get you up to speed with v3.

Jonathan provides an overview on his blog of the topics we covered and some useful links.

Appearance on vSoup Podcast Episode 8

I was lucky enough to be invited onto the vSoup virtualisation podcast to talk about the PowerCLI book. Details of what we talked about and how to win a copy of the PowerCLI book are below:

In this episode we’re honored to have Jonathan Medd as our guest! As Jonathan runs his own podcast called Get-Scripting PowerShell, he proves that not only is he a great host on his own, but a very good guest as well.

Naturally Jonathan talks about the new VMware vSphere PowerCLI Reference: Automating vSphere Administration. We even get the gritty details on the work behind writing such a book like schedules, publishing and dealing with technical editors.

We also touch into other topics like Microsoft System Center Orchestrator (Previously known as Opalis), PowerShell licensing change by Microsoft, community awards: Can you “catch them all”?

Episode #8 Linkware:

Competition Time

The competition is back! Don’t worry, we’re not trying to give away the cheesehat again! This time around we have a paperback copy of VMware vSphere PowerCLI Reference: Automating vSphere Administration book to give away.

Want to win it? Listen to the episode to find out how!

Get-Scripting Podcast Episode 22 – Travis Jones (PowerShell Deep Dive Conference)

Whilst attending the recent MVP summit I was fortunate enough to get some podcast recording time with Travis Jones from the PowerShell product team. We are able to have a chat about the upcoming PowerShell Deep Dive Conference and the kind of treats instore for those lucky enough to attend. There’s still time to register for the conference so I highly recommend you do if you have the chance to attend.

In the rest of the show we have a bumper section of PowerShell News, Resources and Tips. Check it out here.

Get-Scripting Podcast Episode 21 – (Richard Siddaway – PowerShell MVP)

I recently posted Episode 21 of the Get-Scripting podcast featuring an interview with my good friend, PowerShell MVP and leader of the UK PowerShell User Group Richard Siddaway.

Richard is the author of PowerShell in Practice and an upcoming book PowerShell and WMI , in the interview we cover the motivation behind these books and the kind of content you can expect to get from them.

In Episode 21 we are also running a competition with some great prize giveaways. The prizes are:

  • Official VMworld Rucksack and goodies
  • Trainsignal DVDs
  • Limited Edition Get-Scripting VMworld T-Shirts
  • VMware Stickers
  • Limited Edition PowerCLI Poster

All you need to do is write a review of the podcast and send us a link to where you have posted it. It could be on iTunes , another podcast review site or your own blog. Leave a comment on the Get-Scripting  page, send us an email at get [dash] scripting [at] hotmail [dot] co [dot] uk or contact us via Twitter.

Closing date is 1st March 2011 when we will randomly pick some winners.

Get-Scripting Episode 20 with Jeffrey Snover

Both Alan and I have been particularly busy over the last few months, in particular with the upcoming PowerCLI book. So we have had a bigger than expected gap between episodes of the Get-Scripting Podcast , but you’ll be pleased to know that we are back with one of our best episodes to date. We were fortunate enough to get to spend some time talking with Jeffrey Snover , the inventor of PowerShell, for this episode. Amongst other things we discussed his recent role change to become the Lead Architect for Windows Server, his trip to VMworld and I think he may have even mentioned the word ‘V3’ at one point 🙂

We also have a number of other guests lined up for upcoming shows so we should be back to our normal monthly schedule now. Thanks for listening.

Get-Scripting Episode 16 with Hey Scripting Guy Ed Wilson

One of the great things about producing a podcast is that you get to talk to and sometimes meet really interesting people. On the latest epsiode of the Get-Scripting podcast we were lucky enough to talk to Ed Wilson, the Scripting Guy over at Microsoft. I’ve often used and learnt loads from the Hey Scripting Guy series so it was great to talk to the guy who is currently writing them.

We talked about Scripting Best Practises, the upcoming 2010 Scripting Games and Scripting Guy Regeneration. We also found out where that amazing accent comes from 🙂

Tune in and check it out for yourself.

Get-Scripting Episode 14 – Clash of the Titans

One of the things I most enjoy about Christmas Day is after all the chaos of the morning has died down and everyone has fallen asleep after their big lunch I would tune it to Talksport and listen to their pre-recorded Clash of the Titans show whilst working through the mountain of washing up.

This show would pit together four of their most expressive presenters in a 3 hour debate about topics of current issue or that which had been significant during the year. It is always a great listen to hear their opinions and as they struggle to get a word in edgeways with the other presenters who are just as full of opinions and great stories.

For Episode 14 I decided to put together something similar and invited Thomas Lee, James O’Neill and Richard Siddaway to join a panel discussion to talk about PowerShell 2.0. Unfortunately Richard couldn’t make it at the last minute, but we still had a great discussion – you can listen to it here.

Now I can start thinking about next year’s Clash of the Titans, maybe I should include George Galloway just to see the sparks fly.

Guest Co-Host Appearance on the PowerScripting Podcast

When I got into PowerShell a couple of years back one of the first resources I discovered was the PowerScripting podcast, at the time just featuring Jonathan Walz (later to be joined by Hal Rottenberg). It was great to find some other people just as enthusiastic about this new technology as I was and also a really good learning tool with loads of resources for getting started. I think I caught up with about the first 20 episodes during a single month and my wife was forever asking me why I was always listening to “those two American guys again….” in the kitchen.

They were the inspiration for starting my own show the Get-Scripting podcast and were good enough to give me some tips and advice on getting started. We’ve developed a great relationship with the guys since then and they’ve been particularly helpful in assisting with interviewees for our show, like putting us in touch with Jeffrey Snover for the panel discussion at Teched last year and the most recent episode with Antoine Habert of Poshboard fame.

So last week it was my great pleasure to be asked at the last minute to fill in for Hal as a guest co-host on the show when he couldn’t make it. I had a great time recording it with Jonathan Walz and you can check it out here.

Get-Scripting Podcast Number 12

So we recently published the latest episode of the Get-Scripting podcast and had a lot of fun talking with Carter Shanklin, the product manager over at VMware for PowerCLI – which for the uninitiated is the PowerShell toolkit for managing your ESX environment. Possibly the most interesting output from the interview was the upcoming Project Onyx. By sounds of things it a graphical tool which generates the PowerShell script for the action you just carried out in the VI client – similar to how Exchange 2007 provides the script at the end of most of the GUI wizards.

Podcast number 12 (actually the 13th episode since we started at Episode 0) took us past the 1 year mark for the podcast. It’s been a great experience having met and spoken with some really interesting and smart people, and with PowerShell being adpoted in ever more places we won’t be short of content to output over the coming year.