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Join Me in Orlando

Disney Yacht ClubI will be presenting 3 sessions at Techmentor Orlando 2011. The conference runs March 14-18, 2011 at the Disney Yacht Club. My sessions are all on Wednesday March 16. In addition to all the other fabulous material at the conference I will be presenting the following: Continue reading Join Me in Orlando

TechMentor Orlando 2010 Decks and Demos

I had a great time in Orlando at the TechMentor conference. The crowd was enthusiastic and asked good questions. As promised, here are my slide decks and demos. My sessions tend to be heavy on demonstration so I can’t promise you’ll get a ton of value from the decks alone.  You’ll simply have to attend the next TechMentor.

Scripting, Error Handling and Debugging in Windows PowerShell

Top Ten Command Line Tools Every Administrator Should Know

Take Back Your File Server (slides only as demos were live)

I owe the attendees of my error handling and debugging session some additional information since I ran short of time. Stay tuned for future posts on debugging PowerShell 2.0.  Cool stuff.

If you were in one of my sessions and have a follow up question, feel free to post a comment or email me directly: jhicks at jdhitsolutions.com.  Thanks for all your support and enthusiasm.

Join Me at Techmentor Orlando

I will be presenting several sessions at Techmentor in Orlando, FL March 8-12, 2010. I will be doing the following sessions:

Obviously there are a ton of other great sessions aimed at helping you solve real-world challenges you are facing today. Plus it’s a great opportunity to meet your favorite tech experts like Don Jones, Greg Shields, Mark Minasi and Jeremy Moskowitz. I know I always look forward to meeting people and chatting about what they are working on or  problems they need figured out.

Register before Dec. 16, 2009 to get the best possible price. I hope to see you there.

TechMentor Spring 2010

If you are thinking about what conferences to attend next year, I hope you’ll consider joining me in Orlando for the Spring TechMentor show. The show runs March 8-12, 2010 in sunny Orlando, FL. This is a great show where you can take away a ton of information that you can put to work immediately. The presenters want to give you information you need NOW.  It’s not a giant show like TechEd which makes it very easy to network with others and really get to know the speakers.  Personally, I love hanging out with people and am more than happy to have my brain picked over.

I have sessions on PowerShell, file management, and Windows administration. Afterwards I’m happy to chat about whatever is on your mind.

Oh…if you have some books you want signed, bring ‘em along. Especially if you want the Windows PowerShell 2.0: TFM signed. This will be one of the rare times when Don and I will both be in the same place at the same time.

Learn more about all the other sessions and register at http://techmentorevents.com/events/techmentor-spring-2010/home.aspx.  I hope to see you there and that you’ll stop by and say ‘Hi’.

Updated Domain Password Report

My September Mr. Roboto column covers a PowerShell script you can use to create a domain password report. I also demo’d the script at the NYC Techmentor conference this past week. Since then I realized a mistake in the way that I laid out the script. I had nested a function within another function which worked fine for most of the script when I called the outer function. However, I was also calling the nested function directly which was causing the error. The solution was to move the nested function and make it the first function in the script. This way it can be used by the other function and the rest of the script.

I’ve posted an updated version of the script at http://www.jdhitsolutions.com/scripts in the Mr. Roboto section. It will have a 1.1 version number.

Please be aware this isn’t the speediest of scripts and as with all scripts, make sure you test in a non-production environment first.