It’s that time of year again! The 2012 Scripting Games have been announced!

In a blog post yesterday, Ed Wilson (the Microsoft Scripting Guy) announced that the PowerShell Scripting Games will again be running in 2012. Again, there will be both beginner and advanced categories to cater to all scripters (even if you’ve never touched PowerShell before!).

If you attended any of our PowerShell sessions in November (or if you didn’t, but wanted to), we’d really encourage you to take part in The Games. It’s a fantastic opportunity to write scripts towards a common goal within a particular scope. There’s also the opportunity to have your scripts critiqued by the legends of PowerShell. Past judges include Sean Kearney, Jeffrey Hicks, Richard Siddaway, Shay Levy, Aleksandar Nikolic and of course Ed Wilson.

The Scripting Games launch on Monday April 2, so expect to see a lot of buzz around the place before then! We plan to run some short training sessions via both pre-recorded video and live meetings once Ed publishes the training guide in the coming weeks. Keep an eye on this blog and add it to your RSS aggregator so you will find out when announce session times.

Until then, jump on the 2011 Scripting Games Study Guide and the 2011 Scripting Games: All Links on One Page to get a head start on the Scripting Games for 2012.

Again, thanks to for their continuing support and remember to visit the forums if you have any questions about the site, the user groups, PowerShell or just want to say hi!

November is PowerShell Time !!!

Hey IT Pros,

Today more that ever Windows PowerShell is a must have skill for all  IT Pro’s so during the month of November we will be running a number Virtual Workshop and email discussions to help IT Pro’s learn PowerShell.

So join us throughout November as Shane Hoey &  Chris Brown  host a series of virtual workshops and email discussion to help you learn Windows PowerShell.  Our goal is that by the end of the  month, even if you have little or no experience with PowerShell today, you’ll become effective in using & understanding Windows PowerShell.

This workshop is based on PowerShell in a month of lunches  by Don Jones  and we highly recommend you purchase the book, so you can follow along with the Bobs SEO Las Vegas workshops.  We will send details out to purchase at a discounted rate once you register,  alternatively you can purchase it now from

Who is the workshop for ?

  • System Admins, not developers (but developers are welcome to attend)

What will be covered ?

  • Learn PowerShell – No previous experience required.
  • Designed for sysadmins! not developers.
  • Practical examples, and reusable techniques.
  • Concise & Short sessions.

What will the workshop include

  • Weekly Live Meetings, (recorded in case you miss them)
  • Daily email updates, to keep you on your learning path.
  • Discussion email list
  • Lab Manual

What will it cost ?

  • There is no cost for these workshops, however there is a small cost for the book, ~$30.

Please Note :  This series of workshops is via live meeting and email, therefore anyone wanting to learn PowerShell is welcome to join us.  However if you live outside of Australia you will be ineligible for any giveaways, and the group book purchase.