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 [...]

Video: Acceptance Testing PowerShell Desired State Configuration with Test-Kitchen

Last Tuesday, guest speaker and Microsoft MVP Steven Murawski presented a session on "Acceptance Testing DSC with Test-Kitchen" for our May 2016 user group meeting. 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 gives you a common framework for Read more [...]

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 [...]