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 February 2017 Virtual Meeting – Parsing PDF Files with PowerShell

Our February and March meetings will be postponed by one week from our normal meeting date due to scheduling conflicts. They will each be held on the third Tuesday of the month (February 21st and March 21st). For the February 2017 Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtual meeting,  Rohn Edwards will be presenting “Parsing PDF Files with PowerShell” on Tuesday, February 21st  at 8:30pm central time. Parsing text from any source can be a hassle. Parsing text from a PDF file, though, can Read more [...]

MSPSUG January 2017 Virtual Meeting – PowerShell Non-Monolithic Script Module Design

For the January 2017 Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtual meeting, Mike F Robbins will be presenting “PowerShell Non-Monolithic Script Module Design” on Tuesday, January 10th  at 8:30pm central time. Creating a script module in PowerShell is a very simplistic process, but there are a number of reasons why you might not want to create one huge monolithic PSM1 script module file that contains all of your module’s functions. During this session, Microsoft MVP Mike F Robbins will demonstrate Read more [...]

MSPSUG December 2016 Virtual Meeting – Wrapping Up the Year & Planning for Next Year

After a brief hiatus for the past couple of months, we'll be meeting on Tuesday, December 13th at 8:30pm Central Time. There's no specific agenda for this meeting so if you have any questions, bring them and we'll discuss them as a group. We'll also talk about how things went this year for the user group and our plans for next year. The Mississippi PowerShell User Group Meetings are held online (via Skype for Business) on the second Tuesday of each month at 8:30pm Central Time and are free to Read more [...]

Video: Release Pipeline Patterns with PowerShell

Last Tuesday, guest speaker Aaron Jensen presented a session on “Release Pipeline Patterns with PowerShell” for our September 2016 user group meeting. Release Pipeline patterns help you deliver higher quality code more often. And it isn’t just for applications delivered to your external customers. Even tiny PowerShell modules and tools can benefit from adopting a release pipeline pattern. I’ll discuss several different forms of release pipelines I use at WebMD Health Services and in my Read more [...]

MSPSUG September 2016 Virtual Meeting – Release Pipeline Patterns with PowerShell

For the September 2016 Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtual meeting, Aaron Jensen will be presenting “Release Pipeline Patterns with PowerShell” on Tuesday, September 13th  at 8:30pm central time. Release Pipeline patterns help you deliver higher quality code more often. And it isn't just for applications delivered to your external customers. Even tiny PowerShell modules and tools can benefit from adopting a release pipeline pattern. I'll discuss several different forms of release pipelines Read more [...]

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 [...]