Windows Workflows with PowerShell

Running the same individual scripts all day is not the best use of your time--but workflows are the solution! This course describes PowerShell workflows and shows how to write/develop, run, and troubleshoot workflows.
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(23)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Aug 2, 2016
Duration
2h 31m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(23)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Aug 2, 2016
Duration
2h 31m
Description

Workflows are used to execute long-running and restartable scripts that are a bother to run individually--they can greatly increase your productivity. This course, Windows Workflows with PowerShell, you'll learn how to use PowerShell workflows to help you do your work more efficiently. You'll first begin by learning about different workflows and how to write and run them with Windows PowerShell. Next, you'll look at some of the issues that might arise when you convert a script or set of scripts into a workflow. Finally, you'll learn how to convert a set of scripts to a workflow. By the end of this course, you'll have the resources to understand Windows workflows with PowerShell and you'll be able to work faster then ever.

About the author
About the author

Thomas is a UK IT Pro, with over 40 year’s experience in the IT field. He’s presently doing writing, consulting and training around some of the key Microsoft technologies including PowerShell, Lync and Windows Server/client.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi. I'm Thomas Lee, and I'm really excited to share my new Pluralsight course, Windows Workflows with PowerShell, with you today. For those of you who do not know me, I'm a PowerShell veteran. I was in that room in Los Angeles in 2003 on the day Microsoft first announced Monad, which later became PowerShell. And I've worked with every version of both beta and released of PowerShell ever since. I've also written and taught a huge number of PowerShell courses, a bunch for Pluralsight, in person, and I've also spoken at conferences around the world about PowerShell. I'm a real PowerShell bigot. Now the course, which has five modules, has several objectives. First we want to explain exactly what workflows are, and what PowerShell workflows are. I also want to look at what Windows Workflow Foundation is, and how that relates to PowerShell and PowerShell workflows. The core of the course is designed to show you how to write, debug, and run a workflow using PowerShell, along with a few demos that I'm sure you'd like to try out at home. Now in a departure from normal Pluralsight approaches, I actually have a module which looks at how you convert a set of scripts to a workflow. The most important part of that module is the lessons that I learned in trying to do just that. And finally, we want to give you lots of resources, both to reinforce the course details, and also to provide you with more information. So I think this is a pretty good course, and I hope you'll enjoy it, and I look forward to hearing from you.