Want to see Snover's PowerShell Slide Deck but Don't Have PowerPoint 2007?

by Todd Ogasawara

Jeffrey Snover, Microsoft's PowerShell Architect posted a slidedeck and PowerShell cmdlet samples on the PowerShell team's MSDN blog today...

MMS2007: Managing Systems Using PowerShell

If Snover has something to say about PowerShell, I definitely want to read it. So, I downloaded it to the old notebook (running Win XP Pro) I happened to be using at the time. But, um, the slidedeck in the ZIP file turned out to be a PPTX (PowerPoint 2007) file and this notebook didn't have that version of Office on it. Fortunately, Microsoft provides a free...

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats

...that works with versions of Office as old as Office 2000. The file is 27.735MB large and downloaded and installed relatively quickly (no reboot needed).