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 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 [...]

Call for Mississippi (Virtual) #PowerShell User Group Speakers 2017

The Mississippi PowerShell User Group is currently in the process of having a call for speakers for the remainder of 2017. Have a PowerShell related topic that you would be interested in presenting for our user group virtually via Skype for Business? See our about page for our email address and send us a title, abstract, and bio along with what month you would like to present. Updates will be posted to this page once accepted. Here’s our speaker lineup so far for the remainder of 2017: May Read more [...]

Mississippi PowerShell User Group April 2017 Virtual Meeting Tonight at 8:30pm CDT

The Mississippi PowerShell User Group April 2017 virtual meeting is tonight, Tuesday April 18th at 8:30pm central time. This will be an open forum type meeting where you can bring your questions. No registration is required for this meeting and there’s no requirement that you live in Mississippi or join our user group to attend our meetings. Simply follow the instructions on our Attendee Info page and then copy and paste the following URL into IE or Edge to launch the fat client at 8:30pm Read more [...]

MSPSUG March 2017 Virtual Meeting – PowerShell Automation for Websites

For the March 2017 Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtual meeting, Michael West will be presenting “PowerShell Automation for Websites” on Tuesday, March 21st  at 8:30pm central time. Why should people in IT get to have all the fun? Learn how Software Engineers and Marketers can share in the joy that is PowerShell. From bulk content changes to fancy reports, Sitecore PowerShell Extensions adds scripting capabilities in the context of a running website. Michael West is a passionate Read more [...]

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 [...]