I’m excited to announce that the PowerShell Community Toolbar is now supported on Google Chrome browsers. The new Chrome version is still in beta but is fully available for users who access any custom install page from Chrome (e.g. http://powershell.ourtoolbar.com/). It includes shiny new menus, support for toolbar gadgets, links, apps and much more.
The new version includes enhancements for look and feel for the RSS reader, Menu Buttons and Chevron. Currently, the toolbar does not support the Radio Player (podcasts) and the Weather components.
The PowerShell Community Toolbar has a Facebook group so come join us (if you haven’t done so yet) and get notifications when new stuff is added/removed, send feedback which you may have, technical issues, features you are missing, bugs, questions and any comment at all.
To download, on Google Chrome, go to: http://powershell.ourtoolbar.com/
The 2011 Scripting Games begin on April 4, 2011 and run through April 15, 2011. What is the Scripting Games, you may ask? Well simply put, the Scripting Games are the premier learning event of the year for IT Pro’s and others who wish to master Windows PowerShell. Comprising 10 events, a registered contestant has seven days to create a solution to a scenario driven problem and post their code to a MVP maintained script repository for evaluation by a panel of internationally recognized judges. Daily leaderboards and prize drawings help to maintain the suspense throughout the two-week international event.
During the 2011 Scripting Games hundreds of contestants will submit thousands of scripts that will be reviewed by dozens of judges. Hundreds of thousands of spectators from all around the world will view the games themselves. Last year, participants from more than 100 countries participated in the Scripting Games. With an emphasis on real world scripting scenarios and problems, the scripts will be of immediate value to both the participants and to the spectators.
Preparation for the 2011 Scripting Games is already underway, with a learning guide, step-by-step tutorials, videos and other resources being generated on a daily basis. The 2011 Scripting Games all in one page is the portal for the games themselves. The 2010 Scripting Games all in one page is still available, as are the events from the 2009 Scripting Games.
Grab the 2011 Scripting Games badge and display it on your blog to show your support for the games.