Category Archives: Opinion

Is PowerShell just for administration?

Two related questions were left on my blog recently. Is PowerShell just for administration? Should I learn PowerShell, VBScript or cmd tools? PowerShell was introduced as Microsoft’s automation engine for the Windows platform. It includes a scripting language, a shell … Continue reading

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Inertia rules

In this article https://powershell.org/2016/12/15/the-key-to-understanding-powershell-on-windows-or-linux/ Don Jones explains Windows administrators have difficulty explaining, and “selling” PowerShell to Linux admins. I’ve known Don for quite a long time and He’ll be the first to tel we don’t agree on everything so It’ll … Continue reading

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Easy and Expert

This is a very interesting article – https://powershell.org/2016/10/12/no-easy-button-for-configuration-management/. The premise that there is no “easy” button in IT is spot on and fits with this quote from  Theodore Roosevelt: “Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless … Continue reading

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Too many Windows 10 releases????????

The last couple of days have seen some incredibly stupid headlines but one that caught my eye was someone from the “computer press” whining that there are too many releases of Windows 10. Unbelievable What part of the Windows Insider … Continue reading

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PowerShell certifications revisited

Years ago (seems like decades so much has happened) I published my view on PowerShell certification: https://richardspowershellblog.wordpress.com/2008/11/17/powershell-certifications/ A recent comment on the post asked if I still felt the same way. Its not a topic I’d thought about all that … Continue reading

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Everything is recycled

I was just thinking this morning about the DevOps phenomenon. When I started in IT it wasn’t unusual for people to do development work and operations – especially in smaller organisations. Over the years this changed and specialisation became the … Continue reading

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The PowerShell year – 2013

This year has been a pretty good year for the PowerShell community. The highlights include: PowerShell 4.0 becomes available A very successful PowerShell Summit in April A community hosted and judged Scripting Games – though as PowerShell is the only … Continue reading

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