Kirk Munro posted a blog entry HERE saying how thrilled he was at level of presence PowerShell had at TechEd 2008.
It was a VERY good TechEd for PowerShell. There were lots of breakout sessions, lots of hands on labs and interactive Q&A, lots of vendor support in the exhibit, lots of books, quite a few mentions in keynote demos and presentations. That was all great but what impressed me the most was the number of people that said how PowerShell had saved their butts, made them heros with their peers or allowed them to do things that they could never do.
It reminded me of this great Iron Chef America episode with Wolfgang Puck. The show took 3 big name chefs and gave them a surprise ingredient (eggs) they then had 60 minutes to prepare a full course meal that highlighted that ingrediate. The meals are then served to a panel of judges for comment and evaluation. When it was Wolfgang’s time to be judged, the judges were all raving about the presentation, the wonderful smell, the rainbow of colors. Wolfgang in a quasi-irritated, quasi-exasperated voice said, “Yes, but what about the FLAVOR?!”
At the end of the day, if PowerShell didn’t save butts, enable heros, an empower new scenarios – it would have been a waste of time and resources.
Jeffrey Snover [MSFT]
Windows Management Partner Architect
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