57: Adam Bertram: Powershell Toolmaking – Don’t be a Click Next Admin

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PowerShell Toolmaking Fundamentals

How often have you found yourself doing a long, manual, repetitive administrator task on a Windows box and thinking that there has to be a better way? Well, you’re right — and PowerShell may be exactly what you’re looking for.

Don’t be a “click next” admin! Listen to Adam Bertram, author of the Pluralsight PowerShell Toolmaking Fundamentals course, as he shares a bunch of tips on using PowerShell to automate the drudgery of some Windows-based tasks.


About Adam


Adam Bertram is an independent consultant and owner of Adam the Automator, LLC. Adam specializes in consulting and evangelizing all things IT automation mainly focused around DevOps philosophies. Adam is a Microsoft Windows PowerShell MVP, 2015 powershell.org PowerShell hero and has numerous Microsoft IT pro certifications.

He is a writer, trainer and presenter and authors IT pro course content for Pluralsight. He is also a regular contributor to numerous print and online publications and presents at various user groups and conferences.  You can find Adam at adamtheautomator.com or on Twitter at @adbertram.

Quotes & Insights from this Test Talk

  • Windows PowerShell is a way to not only automate, but also to manage Windows' various Microsoft products, so Windows SQL Server, Active Directory … Pretty much everything from the command line, and also as a sort of scripting glue, I guess you could say, to automate entire infrastructures.
  • PowerShell is a Microsoft product, so I'll have to say that, pretty much anytime you want to use the command line or automate anything inside of the Windows ecosystem or pretty much any Microsoft product, you want to go with PowerShell.
  • The very first reason to get into PowerShell, how to get into PowerShell, is first, realize that you need PowerShell.
  • PowerShell can be used for even full-fledged software development. I've seen some tools out there that use PowerShell to actually build actual software
  • A lot of people in PowerShell are doing wrong because they may have come from batch files or VBScript or some other language and they tend to write code like the other language.
  • Much, much more!


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