IP address configuration, domain join, computer rename, firewall configuration, network configuration testing, role and feature install, virtual machine creation. There are a large number of everyday tasks that server administrators still do with the GUI out of habit, even though there are faster ways to accomplish the same things in PowerShell. In this session we'll show you a number of single line PowerShell commands that you can use to replace systems administration tasks that you still perform using the GUI because you've been doing it that way since the days of Windows NT.
Adam Ralph was gracious enough to spend some time with me explaining NancyFX, an open source project for creating "lightweight, low-ceremony, framework for building HTTP based services on .Net and Mono." It is so lightweight, in fact, that Adam builds an entire web application using ScriptCS, a text editor, and his wits using this interesting framework. I've heard great things about the Nancy community as well.