MSPSUG May 2016 Virtual Meeting: Acceptance Testing DSC with Test-Kitchen

For the May 2016 Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtual meeting, Microsoft MVP Steven Murawski will be presenting “Acceptance Testing DSC with Test-Kitchen” on Tuesday, May 10th at 8:30pm central time. DSC is awesome, but only if the resources and configurations do what you want them to do.  How do you know? If you are relying on DSC to tell you when it didn't do the right thing, you are in for a world of hurt.  Configuration management is the world of "trust but verify" and Test-Kitchen Read more [...]

The Mississippi PowerShell User Group April Virtual Online Meeting is Tonight at 8:30pm Central Time

The Mississippi PowerShell User Group will be meeting tonight (Tuesday, April 12th) at 8:30pm Central Time via an online (virtual) meeting. There is no specific agenda for this meeting other than to discuss the PowerShell and DevOps Global Summit 2016 which both Mike and Rohn attended and presented at last week. We’ve found adhoc meetings tend to generate some of the best content because it gives us a chance to discuss what we’ve been working on with PowerShell in our real world environments Read more [...]

Video: Teaching the IT Pro how to Dev with the PowerShell ISE, Git, Pester & OneDrive

Last Tuesday, guest speaker Ryan Yates presented an intro session for our user group on "Teaching the IT Pro how to Dev with the PowerShell ISE, Git, Pester & OneDrive". With the amount of additional technologies needed to optimise the efficency of writing PowerShell this can seem very overwelming to someone new to PowerShell and could even put them completely off following an efficency optimised script creation workflow. So in this session I will be Demoing a way of working that can help Read more [...]

MSPSUG February 2016 Virtual Meeting – Intro into the PowerShell ISE, Git, Pester & OneDrive

For the February 2016 Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtual meeting, Ryan Yates will be presenting an “Intro session to Teaching the IT Pro how to Dev with ISE, Git, Pester & OneDrive” on Tuesday, February 9th at 8:30pm central time. With the amount of additional technologies needed to optimise the efficency of writing PowerShell this can seem very overwelming to someone new to PowerShell and could even put them completely off following an efficency optimised script creation workflow. So Read more [...]

MSPSUG January 2016 Meeting – PowersHELL: Avoiding Version Chaos in a Multi-Version World

For the January 2016 Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtual meeting, PowerShell MVP June Blender will be presenting “PowersHELL: Avoiding Version Chaos in a Multi-Version PowerShell World” on Tuesday, January 12th at 8:30pm central time. Beginning in Windows PowerShell 5.0, you can install multiple versions of the same module on the same computer; even in the same directory. Open source and PowerShellGet have revolutionized the availability of modules and Windows PowerShell 5.0+ will be Read more [...]

Mississippi PowerShell User Group December 2015 Virtual Meeting Tonight at 8:30pm CST

The Mississippi PowerShell User Group December 2015 virtual meeting is tonight, Tuesday December 8th at 8:30pm central time. This will be an open forum type meeting where you can bring your questions. Depending on the number of questions and time permitting, we'll also take a look at the November 2015 scripting games puzzle. No registration is required for this meeting and there's no requirement that you live in Mississppi or join our user group to attend our meetings. Simply follow the instructions Read more [...]

Mississippi PowerShell User Group November Virtual Meeting Tonight at 8:30pm CST

The Mississippi PowerShell User Group November 2015 virtual meeting is tonight, Tuesday November 10th at 8:30pm central time. This will be an open forum type meeting where you can bring your questions. Depending on the number of questions and time permitting, we'll also take a look at the October 2015 scripting games puzzle. No registration is required for this meeting and there's no requirement that you live in Mississppi or join our user group to attend our meetings. Simply follow the instructions Read more [...]

Video: Using Regular Expressions with PowerShell

Last Tuesday, guest speaker Timothy Warner presented a session for our user group on "Pattern Match Like a Pro: Using Regular Expressions with Windows PowerShell". Many Windows systems administrators are intimidated with regular expressions due to its seemingly strange, “Unixy” syntax. Take heart! By the end of this session, you’ll finally understand how to perform simple and advanced text filtering with RegEx, specifically by leveragine PowerShell’s -match operator and Select-String Read more [...]