ThinApp 4.7 Essentials book – Win your free copy !

I already mentioned the ThinApp 4.7 Essentials book by Peter Björk in a previous post on this blog, and now thanks to Packt Publishing I can offer 2 copies of the book to the lucky winners of a small competition.

The rules for the competition are straightforward.

How you can win:

To win your copy of this book, all you need to do is come up with a comment to this post highlighting the reason “why you would like to win this book”.

Please note: Only winners residing n the USA and Europe would get a chance to win print copies. Others would be provided with eBook copies.

Duration of the contest & selection of winners:

The contest is valid for 7 days, and is open to everyone. Winners will be selected on the basis of their comment posted.

On Monday December 10th 2012 09:00 CET the comments will be closed.

The winners of the ThinApp 4.7 Essentials book are NiTRo and Michael.
Congratulations !

And since this blog is about PowerShell, the winners were selected as follows:

Thanks to all participants.

PowerCLI Book Update 2

What started of as a very hazy concept about a year ago, now became something very concrete.
Our PowerCLI book will be released from the Sybex warehouses on March 28th.

About a week later you should see it appearing in a store near you ;-).

We set up a dedicated website  at

For now that site is read-only, but we will open up the forum soon, so you will be able to leave comments and ask questions concerning the book.

Small hint, on that site you will also find a number of links to pre-order the book!

PowerCLI Book Update

As we announced in our post “We’re writing a book!“, Alan and myself started writing a PowerCLI book.

At about the same time Alan got the once-in-a-lifetime oppurtunity to join EMC as a vSpecialist.

Now you don’t become a vSpecialist for free! Alan has been spending a fair amount of time in training, coming up to speed with VCE (VMware/Cisco/EMC) and traveling all over the globe. The little time he was at home, went of course in the first place to his loved ones.

As a consequence, our chapter-writing schedule failed misserably.
So we decided to get some extra help for the book in order to keep our deadline.

And now, for the proverbial “silver lining”, have a look who agreed to help us out:

Glenn Sizemore Jonathan Medd Arnim van Lieshout

Winner of the

Scripting Games 2010


PowerShell MVP

In other words, the book will now be written by “4 vExperts and a MVP” !

Can’t wait to read it 😉

We’re writing a book!

Some of you might be interested to know, Alan and Luc are writing a PowerCLI book.

We don’t have many more details at the moment but wanted to let you know, as we are both very excited (and nervous by the amount of work) about this project.

As you know we both live and breathe PowerCLI. And we want to share our knowledge to help others achieve the level of PowerCLI automation we both know is possible.

One thing you can expect from this book is a practical approach with examples galore. We aim to cover most of the common configuration/troubleshooting and reporting areas with easy to understand examples and explanations.
Continue reading We’re writing a book!

The vSphere 4.0 Quick Start Guide – A little gem from VMworld

When you attend a conference like VMworld you get lots of goodies pushed your way.  With some of these you only realise when you are back home what you were given. The vSphere 4.0 Quick Start Guide is a good example of such a little gem that came my way during the last VMworld. Continue reading The vSphere 4.0 Quick Start Guide – A little gem from VMworld