Posts Tagged ‘don jones’


WMI Explorer 2014: Find, Search and Filter

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 by Alex Riedel
When I originally designed the new version of the WMI Explorer I only wanted to add Find functionality. You know, like you do in any text editor. Type in an expression, it jumps to the first occurrence and the you hit Next, Next, Next until you get where you want to be. You can still do that of course, and if the focus is on the class list it will search that and if you put the focus on the property/method list, it will search that. F3 will go to the next hit and Shift F3 will go to the…   More »

New Home Page

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 by June Alane Reif
We are proud to unveil our new home page! Our new banner is designed to highlight featured products, upcoming events, classes, store specials and more. Beneath the banner are easy links to our products, your account, plus the latest news from our blog and the support forums. Of special interest is a link to our new Free Tools page. Normally found in the download section of our site, the Free Tools are now more easily accessible via the link under the Products section of the home page. You need to have a SAPIEN account to download these tools – log…   More »

Sometimes, Summer School is a Good Thing

Monday, July 15th, 2013 by Robert Morey
Want to learn PowerShell? Let me rephrase that—you *need* to learn PowerShell—it’s not a question anymore. If you are a Microsoft software or network administrator of any sort, you need to know PowerShell and, if you haven’t started yet, we have the perfect suggestion for you. This summer, Concentrated Tech is offering two sessions of three classes each that “meet” online once per week  for three weeks. Taught by PowerShell expert and author Don Jones who, coincidentally, also wrote SAPIEN's PowerShell book and created some of SAPIEN’s training materials, each course will include presentations, Q&A, demonstrations, and even code reviews.…   More »

Become the Master of PowerShell!

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 by Robert Morey
In case you haven’t heard, PowerShell is *THE* scripting language you must master if you want to advance in your career. This month-long sale will give you a great opportunity to do just that: purchase all the essential PowerShell development and learning tools that SAPIEN has to offer and receive an amazing 30% off! This includes the highly-regarded PowerShell Studio 2012, one year of Premium Support, our Windows PowerShell 2.0 TFM ebook, and our Windows PowerShell Video Set. This is, quite simply, the best way to go from novice to expert in what is the centerpiece of Microsoft’s scripting world.…   More »

PowerShell 2.0 Training With Don Jones in February

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 by Robert Morey
SAPIEN PowerShell Training 2011 You have asked for it and here it is: The next Windows PowerShell class. We have once again teamed up with Don Jones to offer the best PowerShell training available. Our PowerShell class offering has been widely praised as the best. Get a leg up on everyone else and get your PowerShell training in early this year. Smaller class sizes mean personalized training. One on one time with the instructor is paramount to individual success. No prior scripting experience is needed, as Don will take you through everything you need to be successful. Each student will receive our custom…   More »

Windows PowerShell V2 Training

Monday, August 16th, 2010 by Robert Morey
The next class for Windows PowerShell training has been scheduled!   More »

Back from Tech-Ed: What is on those PowerShell Training Disks?

Thursday, July 8th, 2010 by Ferdinand Rios
The SAPIEN Class-On-Disk PowerShell training is a 4 DVD set of training videos developed by Don Jones. Each DVD is recorded in hi-def for the best visual quality. Besides the HD video, we also include a free iPod/iPhone version as well as lab guides, samples and answers, free tools and useful links. Here is a list of the topics covered by each disk: Fundamentals Disk - 3 hour runtime: Architecture and Overview Navigating your system Introducing Cmdlets The PowerShell Pipeline Key Cmdlets Security Features WMI and PowerShell Pipeline Filtering and Operators AD and PowerShell Input, Output and Formatting Scripting Overview…   More »

Free Windows PowerShell ebook

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009 by Ferdinand Rios
With the recent release of Windows PowerShell v.2 and the immanent publication of our well regarded Windows PowerShell v.2 TFM book by Don Jones and Jeff Hicks, SAPIEN is releasing our Windows PowerShell v.1 TFM eBook as a FREE download to the public. Even though this eBook is for version 1 of PowerShell, the book still contains loads of valuable information about PowerShell's core workings and cmdlets. Download the eBook today at Just look for the entry entitled "Powershell TFM V1 eBook".…   More »

Windows PowerShell v2: TFM on its way!

Monday, August 24th, 2009 by Ferdinand Rios
SAPIEN Press has once again joined forces with Don Jones and Jeffery Hicks to bring you the latest and greatest information on Windows PowerShell, version 2. Windows PowerShell: TFM, in its third edition, will be released shortly after the release of Windows 7 and Windows PowerShell v.2. The text and the sample code will be updated to reflect all the updates to the PowerShell language. Until the final text of the book is sent to print, you can purchase an "initial public offering" of the ebook at Its great to have Don and Jeff on board this project once…   More »

Where do I begin?

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008 by Jeffery Hicks
"I'm new to scripting and need a book recommendation." "Should I learn VBScript or PowerShell?" "What are some good books for learning scripting?" These are natural and common questions. A few years ago the answers would have been simple. But today if you are just getting started with administrative scripting, the answers only bring more questions. The real question isn't what book should you read but what technology should you learn? If you are a a SAPIEN blog reader I'm going to assume that the choice comes down to VBScript or PowerShell. The quick answer is to learn both, but I realize that's not practical. So let's look at this a bit further and realize that some of this will change once PowerShell v2.0 is released as part of Windows 7 and depending on your adoption of Windows 7.   More »