MSPSUG December 2016 Virtual Meeting – Wrapping Up the Year & Planning for Next Year

After a brief hiatus for the past couple of months, we'll be meeting on Tuesday, December 13th at 8:30pm Central Time. There's no specific agenda for this meeting so if you have any questions, bring them and we'll discuss them as a group. We'll also talk about how things went this year for the user group and our plans for next year. The Mississippi PowerShell User Group Meetings are held online (via Skype for Business) on the second Tuesday of each month at 8:30pm Central Time and are free to Read more [...]

Video: Release Pipeline Patterns with PowerShell

Last Tuesday, guest speaker Aaron Jensen presented a session on “Release Pipeline Patterns with PowerShell” for our September 2016 user group meeting. Release Pipeline patterns help you deliver higher quality code more often. And it isn’t just for applications delivered to your external customers. Even tiny PowerShell modules and tools can benefit from adopting a release pipeline pattern. I’ll discuss several different forms of release pipelines I use at WebMD Health Services and in my Read more [...]

MSPSUG September 2016 Virtual Meeting – Release Pipeline Patterns with PowerShell

For the September 2016 Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtual meeting, Aaron Jensen will be presenting “Release Pipeline Patterns with PowerShell” on Tuesday, September 13th  at 8:30pm central time. Release Pipeline patterns help you deliver higher quality code more often. And it isn't just for applications delivered to your external customers. Even tiny PowerShell modules and tools can benefit from adopting a release pipeline pattern. I'll discuss several different forms of release pipelines Read more [...]

Video: Creating fully patched WIM for fun and profit

Last Tuesday, guest speaker David Jones presented a session on "Creating fully patched WIM for fun and profit" for our August 2016 user group meeting. One frequent issue with testing or small environment production is the deployment of a clean windows image. If your deploying strait from ISO you looking at hours of patching, If your reusing a VHD, you may not know all the changes that have happened. Also trying to add .NET 3.5 to a patched system with limited internet access is close to impossible. Read more [...]

MSPSUG August 2016 Virtual Meeting – Creating fully patched WIM for fun and profit

For the August 2016 Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtual meeting, David Jones will be presenting “Creating fully patched WIM for fun and profit” on Tuesday, August 9th  at 8:30pm central time. One frequent issue with testing or small environment production is the deployment of a clean windows image. If your deploying strait from ISO you looking at hours of patching, If your reusing a VHD, you may not know all the changes that have happened. Also trying to add .NET 3.5 to a patched system Read more [...]

MSPSUG July 2016 Virtual Meeting – Exploring SQLPS, the SQL Server PowerShell Module

For the July 2016 Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtual meeting, Mike Fal will be presenting “Exploring SQLPS, the SQL Server PowerShell Module” on Tuesday, July 12th at 8:30pm central time. A big hurdle for using PowerShell and SQL Server together is the SQLPS module. Both old and new users of PowerShell don’t completely understand its capabilities. In this session, we’ll talk about the cmdlets you may not know about, tricks to save time using the provider, and even a few gotchas Read more [...]

Video: Pester the Tester PowerShell Bugs Beware

Last Tuesday, guest speaker and Microsoft MVP Robert Cain presented a session on “Pester the Tester: PowerShell Bugs Beware!” for our June 2016 user group meeting. Pester is a friendly testing framework designed for testing your PowerShell scripts and modules. In this session you’ll be introduced to Pester. You’ll see how to use Pester to uncover bugs, as well as using it for test driven development. Make your own PowerShell more robust through the use of Pester. Kill those PowerShell Read more [...]

MSPSUG June 2016 Virtual Meeting – Pester the Tester: PowerShell Bugs Beware!

For the June 2016 Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtual meeting, Microsoft MVP Robert Cain will be presenting “Pester the Tester: PowerShell Bugs Beware!” on Tuesday, June 14th at 8:30pm central time. So you've been developing PowerShell for a while, or perhaps you're taking over maintenance of an existing set of scripts. It would be great to get extra confidence in your scripts through testing, but how? You're in luck, there's a new module in town, Pester! Pester is a friendly testing Read more [...]