2016 PowerShell Resolutions

I had a pretty good response with my post from last year on your PowerShell resolutions both in the comments and elsewhere on the internet for 2015 that I decided to do another one!

First I am going to look back on my previous resolutions and see how I did:

  • Learn more about Desired State Configuration (DSC)
    • Didn’t really do a whole lot with DSC, but did make a resource and stood up a couple of systems, but didn’t blog about it (figured people with more knowledge had this one nailed down).
  • Speak at a local conference (SQL Saturday, InfoTech, Nebraska.Code(), etc…)
    • I did speak at Nebraska.Code() which was a great time and hopefully will get to do it again this year. Attempted to speak at SQL Saturday in Omaha but didn’t make the final cut.
  • Continue to speak at User groups (at least 2 this year)
    • I spoke at the Mississippi PowerShell User Group as well as the Omaha PowerShell User Group this year.
  • Develop a new project for 2015 (I actually have mine for 2014 published, but haven’t gone ‘public’ with it just yet)
    • I had a few different projects going this year with PoshRSJob being continuously worked on as well as a project on working with Privileges using PoshPrivilege.

Looking back, I think I did a decent job at meeting my resolutions. I think the DSC resolution was the weakest one of the bunch that I got done, but the nice thing about that is that there are plenty of things to learn and mess with!

With that behind me, the next logical step it to come up with another 4 resolutions that I would like to accomplish at some point during the next year…all PowerShell related of course!

  • Speak at a local conference (SQL Saturday, InfoTech, Nebraska.Code(), etc…). Yes I am using this again but really it is never guaranteed to speak at these things so making one would be great!
  • Work with PowerShell Classes, etc…. These are new in PowerShell V5 and I honestly haven’t even messed with these much, so it is on my TODO list.
  • Start working on re-writing a module as a binary module in C# to better learn the language.
  • Do something with web APIs and OAuth stuff. I keep meaning to invest some time with this but always get side tracked.

There we go! My resolutions are set and now it is time to start working to accomplish these! As always, I would love to hear what you are planning on doing in 2016 with PowerShell and will definitely look forward to reading these in the comments!

About Boe Prox

Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter MVP working as a SQL DBA.
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