Video from the January 2015 MSPSUG Meeting: DSC in Practice

Last Tuesday, Matt Gohmann presented a session on Desired State Configuration in Practice for the January 2015 Mississippi PowerShell User Group meeting. The video from that awesome presentation is now available: Matt Gohmann, Deployment Analyst at Netgain Technology, a Healthcare Cloud provider reviews the components of DSC. Then shares how they’ve used it in production to automate provisioning client environments. Closing with lessons learned from authoring 20+ custom resources, additional Read more [...]

Matt Gohmann Presenting “Desired State Configuration in Practice” at the MSPSUG Virtual Meeting on January 13th at 8:30pm CST

Matt Gohmann will be presenting a session on “Desired State Configuration in Practice” at the January 2015 Mississippi PowerShell User Group meeting on Tuesday, January 13th at 8:30pm Central Time. Matt Gohmann, Deployment Analyst at Netgain Technology, a Healthcare Cloud provider reviews the components of DSC. Then shares how they've used it in production to automate provisioning client environments. Closing with lessons learned from authoring 20+ custom resources, additional use cases and Read more [...]

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

The Mississippi PowerShell User Group will be meeting tonight at 8:30pm Central Time via an online (virtual) meeting. There is no specific agenda for this meeting as 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 during the past month. We typically meet on the second Tuesday of each month so our meeting this month (Wednesday, November 12th, 2014) is on a special, Read more [...]

The Mississippi PowerShell User Group September 2014 Meeting in Review

You might be wondering where the Mississippi PowerShell User Group has been as of lately? Well, we're still here. We experienced some issues with the renewal of our Office 365 account and since we use the Lync online portion of that account to hold our meetings online, we just held a private meeting last month (in September) due to that issue. During that meeting, which was informal, Rohn Edwards and me (Mike F Robbins) talked about Desired State Configuration. Rohn has been working on "Managing Read more [...]

MSPSUG August 2014 Meeting Tonight: Learn PowerShell or Die! for the DBA

Mike F Robbins who is a PowerShell MVP, the co-founder of the Mississippi PowerShell User Group, and winner of the advanced category in the 2013 PowerShell Scripting Games will be presenting a session for our meeting at 8:30pm on August 12th, 2014 (tonight). Learn PowerShell or Die! That is, learn PowerShell or your career in IT will die. PowerShell is one of those technologies that as a DBA you’ll either love or hate, but believe it or not DBA’s already have the mindset for scripting since Read more [...]

MSPSUG July 2014 Meeting Tonight: Using Custom DSC Resources that can Manage Access Control for Securable Objects

Rohn Edwards who is the co-founder of the Mississippi PowerShell User Group and winner of the advanced category in the 2012 PowerShell Scripting Games will be presenting a session for our meeting at 8:30pm on July 8th, 2014 (tonight). This presentation will start with a very brief introduction to Desired State Configuration (DSC) in PowerShell. After the introduction, we'll cover creating, testing, and using custom DSC resources that can manage access control for securable objects. The Mississippi Read more [...]

June Meeting of the Mississippi PowerShell User Group Tonight at 8:30pm Central Time!

Beginning tonight, we're  back to having our monthly meetings of the Mississippi PowerShell User Group after taking a hiatus last month due to Microsoft TechEd occurring the same week we would have normally met. This months meeting is adhoc as we have no specific agenda. Some of our previous adhoc meetings have ended up being the best meetings we've ever had. If you have anything specific that's PowerShell related that you would like to discuss this month, join in and we'll see if we can work it Read more [...]

Video from the February 2014 MSPSUG Meeting & No Meeting this Month (May)

As I'm sure many of you are aware, Microsoft TechEd is this week in Houston, Texas so we're not planning on having a meeting since many of the people (including me) will be attending TechEd. Rohn Edwards who is the co-founder of the Mississippi PowerShell User Group presented an awesome session about his PowerShell access control module back in February and we thought we would post that video today since we're not having a meeting and today would be the day that we would normally meet on. This Read more [...]