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New from the blog today, my latest take on querying local user accounts with #PowerShell
http://bit.ly/1msyQAW
It seems I’m always seeing requests and problems on getting local user accounts using PowerShell. However, even though we are at PowerShell 5.0, Microsoft has never released a set of cmdlet…
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New from the blog: More Power! http://bit.ly/1KAR7Hq #Lenovo #LenovoIN #ThinkPad

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Need a suggestion for a lazy Sunday afternoon? How about one of my courses from @pluralsight ? https://www.pluralsight.com/authors/jeff-hicks #ShamelessSelfPromotion
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Deal of the Day January 31: Half off my book PowerShell in Depth, Second Edition. Use code dotd013116au at https://www.manning.com/books/powershell-in-depth-second-edition
PowerShell in Depth, Second Edition is the go-to reference for administrators working with Windows PowerShell. Every major technique, technology, and tactic is carefully explained and demonstrated, providing a hands-on guide to almost everything an admin would do in the shell.
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Very excited to be returning to Sweden in April for a #PowerShell master class. Some seats still available. Don't worry, the class will be in English. http://www.cornerstone.se/jeff
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My new setup. From left to right: Yoga 900 running Windows Server 2016 TP4, and serving up Hyper-V, Yoga 3 Pro running Windows 10, Yoga Tablet 3 and a Yoga 2 Pro running Windows 8.1 which is still my daily driver. Also using a 27" ASUS monitor which extends the Win 8.1 desktop. What you can't see is the Gigabyte Brix with 16GB of RAM also serving up Hyper-V.

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I'm testing Hyper-V on a server core edition of Windows Server 2016 TP4. When I try to list performance counters for Hyper-V, I can't find any. Is something that will come later or did I miss a step to enable them?
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I enabled resource metering because I needed to do that anyway. But that is different than perf counters. And it made not difference anyway. I suspect some bits are missing because it is a preview.
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A very thorough review of the new P70 Thinkpad from Lenovo. http://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-ThinkPad-P70-Workstation-Review.158308.0.html

Don't think I need this much screen real estate but I'm still on the fence about the P50 with a Xeon CPU and 64GB RAM.

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I would love to see a review of the P50 with the 4k screen. The FHD screen is not very bright...
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-ThinkPad-P50-Workstation-Review.158713.0.html
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Bonus Deal of the Day Jan 31: 1/2 off Learn Windows #PowerShell Toolmaking in Month of Lunches. Use code dotd013116au at https://www.manning.com/books/learn-powershell-toolmaking-in-a-month-of-lunches
Packed with hands-on labs to reinforce what you're learning, Learn PowerShell Toolmaking in a Month of Lunches is the best way to learn PowerShell scripting and toolmaking. Just set aside one hour a day—lunchtime would be perfect—for each self-contained lesson. You'll move quickly through core ...
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A new Friday Fun article that revisits and expands my #PowerShell napping script with some fun features. And you might even learn a thing or two.
So I had some fun with my post last week on taking a nap with PowerShell. I got some great feedback on Twitter and a new comments on the blog. My initial effort was a relatively simple PowerShell s…
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I'm constantly trying to get IT Pros to think about managing at scale. Don't "do" one server at a time when you can do all of them. Such as listing all running VMs on multiple VM hosts.
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Good subject! I also find that thinking in terms of scale earlier in the design phase leads to code that is factored more efficiently. Probably because the developer is thinking about reuse and modularity, etc. more than if using in single case situations.
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In case you're looking for something fun to do today with #PowerShell https://gist.github.com/jdhitsolutions/2822c077de73c74513fd
A PowerShell music script that "speaks" for itself.
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Jeffery Hicks is a Microsoft MVP in Windows PowerShell, Microsoft Certified Professional and an IT veteran with almost 25 years of experience, much of it spent as an IT consultant specializing in Microsoft server technologies with an emphasis in automation and efficiency.  He works today as an independent author, trainer and consultant.  Jeff is a contributing contributor to the Petri IT Knowledgebase as well as frequent speaker at technology conferences and user groups.  If he isn't writing,  Jeff is most likely recording training videos for companies like Pluralsight.

 

Jeff's latest books are Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, Learn PowerShell Toolmaking in a Month of Lunches and PowerShell in Depth: An Administrators Guide.    

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Windows PowerShell MVP, AKA Prof. PowerShell Emeritus, Mr. Roboto
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