Guest Speaker @ PowerShell User Group Singapore #meetup Wed 19 Oct 2016

Following our monthly Swiss IT Pro User Group meeting 11 Oct 2016 last Tuesday in Zurich, join Matthew, Ravi, the team and myself at the Singapore PowerShell User Group meeting this Wed 19 Oct 2016 at Microsoft Singapore (1900-2200 hrs). I shall be a(n unofficial) guest speaker at the panel sharing my experiences around PowerShell and more.

Come meet and talk to us at this warm-up to the official PowerShell Asia 2016 Conference from 20-22 Oct with limited tickets available at special discount prices for #meetup users. More information here.

See you there!

#PSConfAsia #PowerShell

[BUG?] PowerShell 5.x Get-Help about_* – Missing Help Files (Windows Server 2016 & Windows 10)

Since PowerShell v3, you should have already executed Update-Help at least once to download a local copy of the PS help files for offline use. This should be repeated if the version of PS is updated by way of the Windows Management Framework for existing Windows operating system.

Perhaps one not so frequently used feature when it is time to ask for help or learn more about a particular topic pertains to that of the set of about_* Help files. Over 100 of these from about_Aliases to about_Workflows are present in the initial release of PowerShell 5.0 shipped in the RTM version of Windows 10. Since then, Windows 10 has seen two major releases, namely Version 1511 and 1607 (Anniversary Update) where the latter updates PowerShell to version 5.1

After successfully updated your copy of Windows 10 to either of the latter 2 versions, …

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IGNITE 2016: Windows Server 2016 Launch (+ Evaluation Available)

Along with the new System Center 2016 suite is the eagerly awaited Windows Server 2016 where both products are now officially announced at IGNITE 2016 (Atlanta). Billed as the next cloud-ready operating system, IT administrators can expect improvements in (built-in) security, application platform support and software-defined infrastructure with the BIG focus on (Windows) Container technology *.

The new remote management “successor” option to Server Core call “Nano Server” carries a significantly smaller footprint and is available only to Software Assurance customers for production deployment.



* packaged with commercial edition of Docker engine – separately install via PowerShell script (a lightweight virtual machine designed for microservices deployment)
** with instructions to convert Windows Server 2016 evaluation version to retail

Speaker PowerShell Conference 2016 Asia – Singapore 21-22 Oct

The PowerShell Conference 2015, Asia (Singapore 18-19 Sep, 2015)

Thrilled to announce that I shall be a Speaker at the second PowerShell Conference 2016 in South-East Asia. This jam-packed event is scheduled to take place in amazing Singapore 21-22 Oct 2016 with exciting pre-conference workshops (Thu 20.10.2016).

Here is the abstract of my hands-on (demo driven) break-out session:

101 Crash Guide to Windows 10 Internet of (Your) Things Core and PowerShell

You can deploy Windows PowerShell on hetereogeneous platforms from Windows desktop, server, mobile and now Linux-based systems. Did you know that with Windows 10 Internet of Things (IoT) Core, you can harness the same PowerShell skillset to manage and administer your IoT and connected devices?

In this demo-driven session, you will walk away with the key knowledge to help you understand and embark on the exciting field of IoT.

Make sure you take this opportunity to join top Powershell team members, industry experts, partners and MVPs share all you want to know about PowerShell in this exciting event. More information and registration here.

PS: do not miss out this wonderful opportunity to stay over to travel around and explore Singapore and the amazing South-East Asian countries.

#psconfasia #ITPro #PowerShell #Singapore

Follow me for all the buzz -> @_leedesmond (Twitter)!

PowerShell Open Sourced on Linux and Mac OS X !

Breaking News (as on 18 Aug 2016)
“Alpha” release – official announcement here (or Twitter @jsnover)

PowerShellThe Microsoft .NET team has ported the .NET Core framework to Linux which in turn enabled PowerShell to be ported to Linux as well. PowerShell on *nix is now designed to enable customers to use the same tools and the same people to manage everything from just about anywhere.

More reasons to say YES to learn and deploy PowerShell to manage your heterogeneous Windows to Linux based on-premise to cloud environments today!

Supported platforms
– Ubuntu, Centos, Red Hat and more coming


PowerShell Editor Service (link)*
– Choice of editors (VS Code, Sublime, etc.) with Intellisense, debugging, etc.

[MS-PSRP]: PowerShell Remoting Protocol
– Will be extended to use OpenSSH (option to use SSH or WinRM as a transport)

*Integrated Scripting Environment

Microsoft has open-sourced PowerShell for Linux, Macs. Repeat, Microsoft has open-sourced PowerShell @