Play by Play: Discovering PowerShell with Mark Minasi

Windows Server guru Mark Minasi shows how to learn PowerShell from PowerShell, using the built-in intelligent features and help commands.
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Rating
(525)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Mar 28, 2014
Duration
1h 40m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(525)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Mar 28, 2014
Duration
1h 40m
Description

In this Play by Play, Windows Server guru Mark Minasi turns the tables on Pluralsight's Gary Eimerman and challenges him to discover PowerShell with his assistance. Before this course, Gary had never used PowerShell, and that's just the point. With the built-in help commands and the occasional help of a search engine, any administrator can learn to use PowerShell to automate tasks and access information that isn't available through the GUI.

About the author
About the author

Mark Minasi is a best-selling author, popular technology columnist, commentator, keynote speaker, and IT consultant.

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About the author

Gary Eimerman is VP of IT Pro Content at Pluralsight. He brought his expertise over from TrainSignal, where he spent eight years helping to grow the company into the leader in online IT training.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction
[Autogenerated] I'm Gerri Amerman, and this is play by play of plural site. This is a serious where we give you a rare view into the work flows and thought processes of top admin developers and designers. Have you ever wished you could watch one of your tech heroes work on a project on their own time, using their own tools at their own speed? Not a rehearsed presentation or prepared course, but planning and problem solving? As it happens in the real world every day? That's what we do in this series. We give talented admin developers and designers a task to work on live and unrehearsed for about two hours. We're going to talk through architecture decisions and fix unexpected problems as they come up. This isn't a tutorial. We won't pause to explain how to set up with server infrastructure or a development environment, but you'll see how professionals use tools in their everyday environments. In this session, I had the great pleasure to sit down with a friend and windows server author, guru and teacher Markman Asi. As we sat down to record, Mark decided to turn the tables on me instead of me posing a challenge to him, he decided to challenge me to discover how to build script with power shell with his assistance. Fair warning. I'm not a power shell expert. I have a general understanding of what it is and what can be done with power shell. But I've never used it professionally. This is exactly what Mark had in mind. The goal of this session is a show that, no matter what your power shell skill level. By using the help built into power show and an occasional use of your favorite search engine, any administrator can be self sufficient and harness the capabilities of power shell toe, help automate tasks and discover information about their environments not accessible in the gooey. I hope you enjoy marks. Passion for power, shell and teaching. Let's get started.