Scott Hanselman

Paper - Managing Large Scale System Deployment and Configuration with Windows PowerShell

July 31, 2007 Comment on this post [11] Posted in PowerShell
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Hanselman - Managing System Deployment with PowerShell.pdf - Adobe ReaderLiterally 1 million years ago, as I remember it (actually around November of 2006) I wrote a paper on our Financial Services solution that uses PowerShell to manage deployment.

There were a few Channel 9 Videos on the subject and a whole category on PowerShell was born on my blog. I even did a few presentations on the topic.

The paper was/is like 28 pages long and I wanted to get it out ASAP. I gave it to Dino at Microsoft and he was trying to get it to a guy at TechNet, and I wasn't supposed to blog it or release it or anything until they had their exclusive.

Fast forward to darn-near August 2007. My last day at Corillian is Thursday and my first day at Microsoft is in, here's me releasing the paper myself and phooey on all those folks who were taking so long to publish it. It's too late for Corillian to fire me and (maybe) too late for Microsoft to un-hire me.*

Thanks to the Corillian Team who work on this project and who did all the hard work I take credit for. Thanks again to Geoffrey Bard for the Signing PowerShell Scripts section.

* Just kidding, of course I asked first. Seriously, you know me so well.

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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July 31, 2007 11:13
The download link doesn't work.

Are you pulling my leg? Or am I too dumb to understand the joke (if there is one).
July 31, 2007 11:17
In the mean time, clicking on the image works, Merill.
July 31, 2007 11:30
July 31, 2007 11:40
Sorry, fixed.
July 31, 2007 16:04
Wow, I missed that you were moving to Microsoft, what's your new title? Congrats.

- Tim
July 31, 2007 16:11
Hi Scott,
Interesting reading. Are you planning to make the scripts available online?
July 31, 2007 16:44

thats great news Scott, Congratulations didnt know you were going to join Microsoft. All the best in your new role. You've got a lot of free time ahead of you, anything planned ;-)

Best Regards
July 31, 2007 19:50
FYI - There are many typos in the doc as it's a draft that they never reviewed.
August 01, 2007 0:00
Awesome! I've been looking forward to this. IMO, deployment doesn't get enough attention.
August 01, 2007 1:14
Microsoft!?! Congrats.

Thats official "Baller' Status" in my book. :)
August 01, 2007 12:07
Just a test - delete me

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