Session 4: Automating SharePoint Administration with Windows PowerShell

Presented by: Gary Lapointe

Running Time: 81 min

Knowing the Windows PowerShell syntax is one thing, knowing the SharePoint API and architecture is another thing. And understanding how to use all that knowledge to automate common tasks is something else entirely.

In this session, MVP Gary Lapointe builds on the previous sessions with real-world examples of Windows PowerShell scripts that take the tediousness out of myriad common, everyday SharePoint administrative tasks. You’ll tackle everything from feature and solution package management, to creating reports of checked out files and effective user permissions, to restoring a list from a detached database.

Throughout this session you’ll augment what you learned in the first two sessions by adding real-world context to each concept, all while producing useful scripts that can serve as the basis for your own SharePoint script library. You’ll leave equipped with practical solutions and inspiration for the possibilities of automating SharePoint administration with Windows PowerShell.