All posts by Mike F Robbins

MCITP | PowerShell Enthusiast | IT Pro | Senior Systems Engineer on Windows Server, Hyper-V, SQL Server, Exchange, SharePoint, Active Directory, and EqualLogic Storage Area Networks with over eighteen years of professional experience providing enterprise computing solutions for educational, financial, healthcare, and manufacturing customers.

MSPSUG September 2017 Virtual Meeting: PSGraph, A hierarchical graph module

For the September 2017 Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtual meeting,  Kevin Marquette will be presenting “PSGraph, A hierarchical graph module” on Tuesday, September 12th at 8:30pm central time. There are just some patterns that are hard to see in tables of data that can jump out to you when it is visualized. I built a module to make it easy to build hierarchal graphs and show relationships in your data. Kevin Marquette is a Sr. DevOps Engineer for LoanDepot in Orange County, CA. Read more [...]

Video: Introduction to Managing Windows DNS with PowerShell

Last week, guest speaker David Lamb presented a session on “Introduction to Managing Windows DNS with PowerShell” for our August 2017 Mississippi PowerShell User Group Meeting. This presentation is geared towards the beginner to intermediate crowd and an outline of the topics to be covered are listed below. Introduction Managing DNS Records Zones Servers DNS Delegation Implementing DNSSEC (Time permitting) The video from that presentation is now available. https://youtu.be/ryCS4LMKdu4 David Read more [...]

MSPSUG August 2017 Virtual Meeting: Introduction to Managing Windows DNS Servers with PowerShell

For the August 2017 Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtual meeting, David Lamb will be presenting “Introduction to Managing Windows DNS Servers with PowerShell” on Tuesday, August 8th at 8:30pm central time. This presentation is geared towards the beginner to intermediate crowd and an outline of the topics to be covered are listed below. Introduction Managing DNS Records Zones Servers DNS Delegation Implementing DNSSEC (Time permitting) David Lamb is a Systems Read more [...]

Video: TDD with Chef, DSC, and Pester on Windows

Last week, guest speaker Robb Schiefer presented a session on “TDD with Chef, DSC, and Pester on Windows” for our July 2017 Mississippi PowerShell User Group Meeting. Configuration management is currently all the rage in the DevOps space right now but few are investing in the quality of their configuration code like they do with application code. Yet, all the same benefits apply resulting in a faster feedback loop and ultimately cost/time savings. In this session we will cover how to develop Read more [...]

MSPSUG July 2017 Virtual Meeting: TDD with Chef, DSC, and Pester on Windows

For the July 2017 Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtual meeting, Robb Schiefer will be presenting “TDD with Chef, DSC, and Pester on Windows” on Tuesday, July 11th at 8:30pm central time. Configuration management is currently all the rage in the DevOps space right now but few are investing in the quality of their configuration code like they do with application code. Yet, all the same benefits apply resulting in a faster feedback loop and ultimately cost/time savings. In this session we Read more [...]

Video: Working with Plaster (a PowerShell Scaffolding Module)

Last week, guest speaker David Christian presented a session on "Working with Plaster" for our June 2017 Mississippi PowerShell User Group Meeting. This video covers Plaster, a PowerShell scaffolding module. During the presentation, David demonstrates the basic usage of Plaster, examines the structure of a Plaster manifest and creates a custom Plaster template for a module and a function. The video from that presentation is now available. https://youtu.be/16CYGTKH73U David is an IT professional Read more [...]

MSPSUG June 2017 Virtual Meeting – Working with Plaster

For the June 2017 Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtual meeting, David Christian will be presenting “Working with Plaster” on Tuesday, June 13th at 8:30pm central time. This session will cover Plaster, a PowerShell scaffolding module. During this talk, we will cover the basic usage of Plaster, examine the structure of a Plaster manifest and create a custom Plaster template for a module and Function. David is an IT professional with over a decade of experience. He has a passion for automation Read more [...]

MSPSUG May 2017 Virtual Meeting – Linux OS Fundamentals for the PowerShell Expert

For the May 2017 Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtual meeting, Microsoft MVP Anthony Nocentino will be presenting “Linux OS Fundamentals for the PowerShell Expert” on Tuesday, May 9th at 8:30pm central time. PowerShell is now available on Linux and your management wants you to leverage this shift in technology to more effectively manage your systems, but you’re a Windows Admin! Don’t fear! It’s just an operating system! It has all the same components Windows has and in this session Read more [...]