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Posted Wednesday, September 25, 2013 8:13 PM


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I totally agree. With everything.

I am in full agreement that anyone working on the MS stack needs to know PowerShell. I myself have been using it on and off for 6 six years now but the problem is exactly that: on and off. Anecdotally, it appears that this is a common problem, however, once it is used more widely then those of us who script only occasionally are more likely to be using PowerShell almost exclusively. Also most deployments and installations of in-house software completely ignore PowerShell and it will take some time for this to change.


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Posted Thursday, September 26, 2013 7:19 AM
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I've just started working with PowerShell and I save my scripts in Notepad so I can comment them. Otherwise I'll forget what I created the script for. Scripting is the new future of IT.
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Posted Thursday, September 26, 2013 7:25 AM


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I haven't invested any time in Powershell yet. So far I haven't run into a situation where Powershell could solve a problem that I couldn't solve with a VBScript.

Back in the late 1990's I was slow to move from batch scripts to VBScripts. I still use some batch scripts today but 99% of my scripts are VBScripts. I don't have 1 Powershell script yet.

The ability to connect to databases and work with recordsets is what moved me from batch to primarily VBScripts. I'm not sure what it will take to get me into Powershell...
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Posted Thursday, September 26, 2013 7:44 AM


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Dave62 (9/26/2013)
...I'm not sure what it will take to get me into Powershell...


Tooling?
Relevant examples?
Integration with MS systems?
Integration with 3rd party systems?
Standardisation?

...who am I kidding. Understandably it would take the following:

Failure to achieve using currently employed technology.


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Posted Thursday, September 26, 2013 8:42 AM
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Gary Varga (9/26/2013)
I totally agree. With everything.

I am in full agreement that anyone working on the MS stack needs to know PowerShell. I myself have been using it on and off for 6 six years now but the problem is exactly that: on and off. Anecdotally, it appears that this is a common problem, however, once it is used more widely then those of us who script only occasionally are more likely to be using PowerShell almost exclusively. Also most deployments and installations of in-house software completely ignore PowerShell and it will take some time for this to change.


I agree with you, Gary. I too want to learn more about PowerShell, but have had limited need to learn it. We're a small shop (very small, I'd imagine by many people's standards) and so scripting isn't as necessary here. Everything we need can simply be done in SSMS, because when it comes to making changes they're infrequent. That doesn't help me learn PowerShell.


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Posted Thursday, September 26, 2013 9:05 AM


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Steve Jones wrote:

... I am starting to think that Powershell might be the best investment in my future skills.

Steve, do you think Powershell would also be a good skill for application developers to learn, please?

Thanks.
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Posted Thursday, September 26, 2013 9:26 AM


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Craig-315134 (9/26/2013)
Steve Jones wrote:

... I am starting to think that Powershell might be the best investment in my future skills.

Steve, do you think Powershell would also be a good skill for application developers to learn, please?

Thanks.


I'm not Steve (obviously) but I, as a fellow developer, think so (again, obviously).


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Posted Thursday, September 26, 2013 9:28 AM


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Posted Thursday, September 26, 2013 10:17 AM
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