PowerPack Challenge 2009 Judge


If you are an active member of the PowerShell community you may have already seen this announcement, but just in case you haven’t, Quest Software and the guys behind PowerGUI are running their annual PowerPack challenge. You could win a $1000 Amazon gift card.

The contest ;runs from October 19, 2009 until November 15th 2009, This is your chance to show your PowerShell scripting skills off to the world. The top 10 entries will be judged by a panel of PowerShell experts, including myself, on complexity and business value. I feel like an Iron Chef judge, but without the cilantro-lime glazed sea bass and Israeli couscous. Actually, you could win up to $2000. The most active contributor top prize is $1000 and the Best PowerPack is another $1000.

Get all the details and rules here. Also take a look at Dmitry Sotnikov’s post on the contest.

So what are you waiting for?  Get scripting!!

New Blog in development

I know I haven’t posted much this month.  I’m trying to get a new blog setup where I can offer more value and especially an easy way for you to download script and code samples.  In the mean time you can find me on “InterTubes” at Mr. Roboto, Prof. PowerShell and The Lonely AD Administrator. Or you can follow me on Twitter.

Thanks for sticking around.


I’ll be adding yet another writing gig to my portfolio. This time I’ll be contributing a bi-weekly blog column at TurboChargeAD.org. The site is run by Quest Software with contributions from many members of the IT Pro and PowerShell community that you are likely familiar with like Don Jones, Brandon Shell, and Darren Mar-Elia, to name a few.

The site’s aim is to offer a wealth of information for enterprise management. You’ll find white papers, blog posts, video demos and material that will hopefully make your job a little easier. My posts will be primarily Active Directory task based, such as creating a disabled users report or finding all empty groups. I’ll be leaning heavily on topics from Managing Active Directory with Windows PowerShell: TFM.

Look for my posts on Wednesdays, starting Oct. 15 in the articles section.