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 [...]

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 [...]