Michael Otey

Michael
Otey

Michael Otey, senior contributing editor for Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Pro, is president of TECA, a software-development and consulting company in Portland, Oregon. Michael has covered the topic of virtualization extensively for Windows IT Pro, having written several features articles showing how to take advantage of virtualization in the enterprise as well as reviewing all of the major virtualization products. He also previously served as technical director for Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Pro. Email him at mikeo@teca.com
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Articles
VMworld 2015: Day One

More than 23,000 attendees were at this year’s VMworld 2015 conference in San Francisco. In this year’s keynote Carl Eschenbach, VMware’s President and Chief Operating Officer, said the theme VMworld 2015 is Ready for ANY. That certainly seems to fall in line with VMware’s practical customer-oriented focus.

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Learn the best practices to maximize Hyper-V performance
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See how you can use PowerShell to find your Hyper-V configuration files
Top Ten: New Features in Windows Server 2016
Check out the top ten new features coming in Windows Server 2016
Find Your Hyper-V VM’s Host Name with PowerShell 1
Use PowerShell to find your Hyper-V host host name from inside a VM
Q & A: Expanding VHDX files
See how to expand a VHDX file while the VM is running
Top Ten: What You Need to Know about Microsoft Nano Server
Find out what you need to know about Microsoft's upcoming Nano Server
Prompting for User Input with PowerShell 2

Q: I’m just getting started with PowerShell. I know how to make variable and assign values to them within a script but how can I prompt for user input and then assign that input to a variable?

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