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Learn more about PowerShell at TechEd 2011

TechEd North America 2011 is coming up fast next month, so I wanted to let you know how you can learn more about PowerShell while at the conference.  PowerShell has continually had a great presence at TechEd events, and this year is no exception.  Just searching the TechEd schedule builder using the keyword “PowerShell” reveals 7 pre-event online webcasts, 2 pre-event virtual labs, 4 pre-con seminars, 2 birds of a feather discussions, 5 interactive discussions, 16 breakouts, and 9 hands-on labs this year!  Those are not all specifically focused on PowerShell, but they definitely show the amount of attention that PowerShell gets at a conference like this.

PowerShell content at TechEd 2011

Below you will find a list of all of the PowerShell-related sessions and resources for TechEd so that you can make sure you have them added to your schedule.  The sessions that interest me the most are highlighted in bold.

Type and Level Title Speaker Date
Pre-event webcast
200 – Intermediate

PRE001-WC | Windows PowerShell Basics for IT Professionals

Peter Lammers Online, available now
Pre-event webcast
200 – Intermediate

PRE020-WC | Windows PowerShell Basics for IT Professionals (Part 2)

Sean Kearney Online, available now
Pre-event webcast
200 – Intermediate

PRE051-WC | PowerShell Week: Learn It Now before It’s an Emergency (Part 1 of 5)

Ed Wilson

Online, available now
Pre-event webcast
200 – Intermediate

PRE052-WC | PowerShell Week: Learn It Now before It’s an Emergency (Part 2 of 5)

Ed Wilson Online, available now
Pre-event webcast
200 – Intermediate

PRE053-WC | PowerShell Week: Learn it now before it is an emergency (Part 3 of 5)

Ed Wilson Online, available now
Pre-event webcast
200 – Intermediate

PRE054-WC | PowerShell Week: Learn it now before it is an emergency (Part 4 of 5)

Ed Wilson Online, available now
Pre-event webcast
200 – Intermediate

PRE055-WC | PowerShell Week: Learn It Now before It’s an Emergency (Part 5 of 5)

Ed Wilson Online, available now
Pre-Conference Seminar
($$$)

PRC14 | Automate Windows 7 (and Windows Server 2008 R2) Administration Using Windows PowerShell v2

Don Jones Sunday, May 15, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Pre-Conference Seminar
($$$)

PRC07 | Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration for the Seasoned SharePoint Administrator

Shane Young, Todd Klindt Sunday, May 15, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Pre-Conference Seminar
($$$)

PRC13 | Group Policy in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Jeremy Moskowitz Sunday, May 15, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Pre-Conference Seminar
($$$)

PRC04 | Build a Better Development Shop with Microsoft Virtualization Technologies and Visual Studio 2010 Lab Management

Brian Randell Sunday, May 15, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Interactive Discussion
400 – Expert

WSV471-INT | Build Reusable Tools in Windows PowerShell

Don Jones Monday, May 16, 1:15 PM – 2:30 PM
Breakout Session
300 – Advanced

WSV316 | Windows Server 2008 R2: Tips for Automating the Breadth of Your IT Environment

Dan Harman, Mir Rosenberg Monday, May 16, 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM
Interactive Discussion
400 – Expert

VIR471-INT | Virtualization FAQ, Tips and Tricks

Janssen Jones Monday, May 16, 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM
Birds-of-a-Feather
300 – Advanced

BOF04-ITP | PowerShell: Best Practices from the Field

Hal Rottenberg, Ed Wilson Tuesday, May 17, 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM
Interactive Discussion
200 – Intermediate

OSP273-INT | Microsoft Office 365 Administration and Automation Using Windows PowerShell

Ashwin Sarin Tuesday, May 17, 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM
Interactive Discussion
300 – Advanced

OSP382-INT | Windows PowerShell, the Power of the Pipe

Todd Bleeker Tuesday, May 17, 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM
Breakout Session
300 – Advanced

WCL303 | Advanced Troubleshooting with Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP)

Jeffery Hicks Tuesday, May 17, 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Breakout Session
300 – Advanced

WSV310 | Get Out of Dodge: Migrating to Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 

Rick Claus Tuesday, May 17, 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Breakout Session
300 – Advanced

DBI304 | What’s New in Manageability for Microsoft SQL Server Code-Named "Denali"

Denny Cherry Tuesday, May 17, 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Breakout Session
300 – Advanced

VIR325 | Anatomy of HP Cloud Foundation for Hyper-V

Brad Kirby Tuesday, May 17, 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM
Breakout Session
300 – Advanced

VIR314 | Understanding Server App-V, Sequencing and Deploying Datacenter Applications

Derrick Isoka Wednesday, May 18, 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM
Breakout Session
300 – Advanced

EXL318 | Monitoring Microsoft Lync 2010 Deployments

Arish Alreja, Jeffrey Reed Wednesday, May 18, 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM
Interactive Discussion
400 – Expert

WSV473-INT | Windows PowerShell 3.0: Why Wait? Get Next-Generation PowerShell Functionality Today!

Kirk Munro Wednesday, May 18, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Breakout Session
400 – Expert

WSV406 | Advanced Automation Using Windows PowerShell 2.0

Dan Harman, Jeffrey Snover Wednesday, May 18, 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Breakout Session
300 – Advanced

WCL321 | Windows PowerShell Remoting: Definitely NOT Just for Servers

Don Jones Wednesday, May 18, 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Breakout Session
300 – Advanced

DEV338 | NuGet: Microsoft .NET Package Management for the Enterprise

Scott Hanselman Wednesday, May 18, 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Breakout Session
300 – Advanced

VIR310 | Inside the LAB: Building Your Own Private Cloud Infrastructure

Mikael Nystrom Wednesday, May 18, 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Breakout Session
300 – Advanced

WSV322 | Managing the Registry with Windows PowerShell 2.0

Jeffery Hicks Thursday, May 19, 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM
Birds-of-a-Feather
300 – Advanced

BOF14-ITP | Challenges in Automation for Microsoft Data Repositories (Microsoft SQL Server, DPM and SharePoint)

Kevin Kline Thursday, May 19, 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM
Breakout Session
300 – Advanced

VIR326 | Fluid Data Management at Indiana University

Janssen Jones Thursday, May 19, 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM
Breakout Session
300 – Advanced

EXL321 | Microsoft Lync Server 2010: Administering Lync Server Deployment

Anand Lakshminarayanan, Cezar Ungureanasu Thursday, May 19, 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM
Interactive Discussion
400 – Expert

WSV473-INT-R | Windows PowerShell 3.0: Why Wait? Get Next-Generation PowerShell Functionality Today!

Kirk Munro Thursday, May 19, 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM
Breakout Session
300 – Advanced

WSV315 | Windows PowerShell for Beginners

Jeffrey Snover, Mir Rosenberg Thursday, May 19, 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM
Breakout Session
300 – Advanced

DBI326 | Enterprise Data Mining with Microsoft SQL Server

Mark Tabladillo Thursday, May 19, 2:45 PM – 4:00 PM
Hands-on Lab
200 – Intermediate

WSV276-HOL | Introduction to Windows PowerShell Fundamentals

N/A Hands-on-lab, available in the TLC HOL area
Hands-on Lab
300 – Advanced

WSV371-HOL | Advanced Windows PowerShell Scripting

N/A Hands-on-lab, available in the TLC HOL area
Hands-on Lab
300 – Advanced

WSV378-HOL | Server Management and Windows PowerShell V2 (V3.0)

N/A Hands-on-lab, available in the TLC HOL area
Hands-on Lab
300 – Advanced

WCL376-HOL | Managing a Domain Environment More Effectively

N/A Hands-on-lab, available in the TLC HOL area
Hands-on Lab
300 – Advanced

WSV379-HOL | What’s New in Active Directory (V3.0)

N/A Hands-on-lab, available in the TLC HOL area
Hands-on Lab
200 – Intermediate

WSV273-HOL | Failover Clustering Introduction with Windows Server 2008 R2

N/A Hands-on-lab, available in the TLC HOL area
Hands-on Lab
300 – Advanced

WSV377-HOL | Migrating DHCP and File Services with Windows Server Migration Tools

N/A Hands-on-lab, available in the TLC HOL area
Hands-on Lab
300 – Advanced

EXL377-HOL | Managing Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Using Windows PowerShell and the Lync Server Control Panel

N/A Hands-on-lab, available in the TLC HOL area
Hands-on Lab
300 – Advanced

SIM373-HOL | Microsoft System Center Service Manager 2010 Data Warehouse and Reporting

N/A Hands-on-lab, available in the TLC HOL area

Quest Software Ask the Experts Session on PowerShell

There are other items that won’t show up in the schedule builder as well. For example, Quest Software has regular Ask the Experts sessions throughout the event, and one of those sessions will be focused on PowerShell, allowing you to ask questions to myself and Dmitry Sotnikov, watch some demos of the next version of PowerGUI® Pro, and have a chance to meet us at the event.  If this interests you, mark your calendar and join Dmitry and I in the Quest Software booth in the expo hall on Tuesday, May 17 from 12:30PM to 1:00PM, and bring your PowerShell and PowerGUI Pro questions!

WSV473-INT Windows PowerShell 3.0: Why Wait? Get Next-Generation PowerShell Functionality Today!

If you want to find me when I’m not working the PowerShell booth or answering questions during the Ask the Experts session on PowerShell, you can always come catch me at my session.  It is included in the session listing above.  I will be presenting a 400-level interactive discussion about PowerShell, WSV473-INT Windows PowerShell 3.0: Why Wait? Get Next-Generation PowerShell Functionality Today!  During this session I’ll be discussing different ways that you can get next-generation PowerShell functionality today so that you don’t have to wait as long until the next release.  This session will cover cool PowerShell features such as proxy functions, and it will also discuss Domain Specific Vocabularies, a topic I recently spoke about at the PowerShell Deep Dive.  You can read more about the session here.

Important Update:

This session has been scheduled for a second showing on Thursday, May 19, 2011 from 1:00-2:15PM, so if you can’t make the first one, come to the second!  Here’s the link to the update: WSV473-INT-R | Windows PowerShell 3.0: Why Wait? Get Next-Generation PowerShell Functionality Today!

Watch for additional opportunities to learn about PowerShell

Beyond these sessions, there are always other possible opportunities to learn about PowerShell while you are at TechEd 2011 in Atlanta.  The scheduled sessions at TechEd offer a ton of value already, but for me, the true value of a conference like TechEd comes from the unexpected and often unplanned side discussions that surprise you at a conference like this.  Some of my favorite discussions about PowerShell at conferences in the past have happened in an ad-hoc meeting, over breakfast, or in the PowerShell booth.  Never be afraid to start the discussion and ask others if they use PowerShell, and if possible keep your laptop handy so that you can pull it out and talk shop on the spot.  There is huge value in those discussions, and I highly recommend them.

That’s it from me for now.  If I hear about additional opportunities to learn more about PowerShell while at TechEd I’ll be sure to post them here.

Thanks for listening!

Kirk out.

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