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.

Mississippi PowerShell User Group April Meeting and Other PowerShell Happenings

Rohn and I were joined last night by Lido Paglia and TJ Turner of the Philadelphia PowerShell User Group during our unofficial weekly meeting of the Mississippi PowerShell User Group. I've found it's very beneficial to collaborate with other  PowerShell User Groups. One thing we discussed last night was the official April meeting of the Mississippi PowerShell User Group which will be held on Tuesday, April 9th at 8:30pm Central Time. Rohn Edwards (co-founder of MSPSUG) will be presenting this Read more [...]

Mississippi PowerShell User Group Weekly Meeting Last Night – March 26th

The Mississippi PowerShell User Group has an official meeting on the second Tuesday of each month at 8:30pm Central Time where we have a specific agenda and try to bring in an awesome speaker to present for us. Here's our lineup of awesome speakers for 2013. Want to use PowerShell to determine when our official monthly user group meetings are? Our user group meetings are on the same day as patch Tuesday and Richard Siddaway has a PowerShell script for determining when Patch Tuesday is so it can Read more [...]

PowerShell Deep Dives Winners! and MSPSUG March Meeting Presentation Materials

Our Mississippi PowerShell User Group meeting was last night and based on the feedback we've received, it was a huge success. Congratulations to Michael West and Josh Garcia, the winners of the PowerShell Deep Dives ebook giveaways that took place during the meeting. The presentation along with the Get-History output from the meeting last night is now available for download. Next Month, on Tuesday April 9th at 8:30pm Central Time,  Rohn Edwards who is the co-founder of MSPSUG will be the Read more [...]

The Mississippi PowerShell User Group Meeting is Tonight!

The Mississippi PowerShell User Group Meeting for March is tonight, Tuesday March 12th at 8:30pm Central Time. Head on over to EventBrite to register to receive the meeting URL. The meeting is online (virtual) so anyone from anywhere can attend. If you don't already have Microsoft Lync or the Lync Attendee client installed, see our "Attendee Info" page. That page also contains information that may be helpful if you're having trouble joining the meeting. We look forward to seeing you tonight. Don't Read more [...]

Using a PowerShell Quote List Function to Work with an Array of Strings

Recently, during one of our test user group meetings that Rohn and I had, I was using an example of storing multiple server names into an array to then work with them. This is how I would normally accomplish this task, that is unless I pulled the names directly from Active Directory:Rohn showed me the way he has been accomplishing this sort of task which requires less typing:I tweaked Rohn's example a little since I prefer Read more [...]

PowerShell Deep Dives Book Giveaway!

How would you like to win an ebook copy of the PowerShell Deep Dives book which is written by PowerShell Experts and MVP's? This book is currently part of the Manning Early Access Program. Two random attendees of the March 12th Mississippi PowerShell User Group meeting will win an ebook copy of the book. Our meetings are held online via Microsoft Lync on the second Tuesday of each month from 8:30pm to 10pm Central Time so anyone from anywhere can attend as long as you have high speed Internet Read more [...]

MSPSUG March 12th Meeting: Parsing the Event Logs of Windows Based Systems with PowerShell

The Mississippi PowerShell User Group Monthly Meeting for March will be presented by Mike F Robbins, co-founder of MSPSUG. The topic for March's meeting is "Parsing the Event Logs of Windows Based Systems with PowerShell". The Manning Publications Company has given us two ebook copies of the PowerShell Deep Dives book (that Mike wrote a chapter in) which will be given away to two random attendees during this meeting. Our monthly meetings are held online on the second Tuesday of each month at 8:30pm Read more [...]

Mississippi PowerShell User Group Speaker Lineup for 2013

The Mississippi PowerShell User Group meetings are held online on the second Tuesday of the Month at 8:30pm CST (Central Standard Time). Here's the speaker lineup for 2013: March 12th - Mike F Robbins April 9th - Rohn Edwards May 14th - Don Jones June 11th - Jeffery Hicks July 9th - Ashley McGlone August 13th - Jeff Wouters September 10th - Boe Prox October 8th - Adam Driscoll November 12th - Matthew Reynolds December 10th - Trevor Sullivan µ Read more [...]