Category Archives: Meetings

MSPSUG June Virtual Meeting: Using BurntToast to Display Timely Notifications

For our June 2018 Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtual meeting, Josh King will be presenting “Just Scrape off the Black Bits: Using BurntToast to Display Timely Notifications” on Tuesday, June 12th at 8:30pm central time. Toasts are a notification scheme in most, if not all, modern Operating Systems. You’ve seen them everywhere and may not have even known it. Microsoft makes heavy use of them in Windows 10, and so can you! This a crash course in what Toast Notifications are, how Read more [...]

MSPSUG May Virtual Meeting: Writing Your First Azure Function

For our May 2018 Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtual meeting, Microsoft MVP Thomas Rayner will be presenting “Writing Your First Azure Function” on Tuesday, May 8th at 8:30pm central time. Rather than worrying about maintaining servers, Azure Functions allow you to focus on building great apps. Functions provides a fully managed compute platform with high reliability and security. With Scale on demand you get the resources you need, when you need them. You can create functions in tons Read more [...]

MSPSUG April Virtual Meeting: OpenSSH for PowerShell Pros

For our April 2018 Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtual meeting, Microsoft MVP Anthony Nocentino will be presenting “OpenSSH for PowerShell Pros” on Tuesday, April 24th at 8:30pm central time. In PowerShell Core, you can use OpenSSH as the transport layer to carry our remoting sessions between our systems. In this session, you'll look how to Install OpenSSH, Authentication methods, including key based authentication, daemon and client configuration, how to use PowerShell Remoting over Read more [...]

MSPSUG March Virtual Meeting – Invoke-ChatOps: Level up and change your culture with chat and PowerShell

For the March 2018 Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtual meeting, Brandon Olin will be presenting "Invoke-ChatOps: Level up and change your culture with chat and PowerShell" on Tuesday, March 27th at 8:30pm central time. Chat is not where you put cat gifs anymore. This talk will detail the social and technical benefits of adopting ChatOps in your organization using PoshBot, a PowerShell-based bot framework. Starting providing more value to your business and put your conversations to work Read more [...]

MSPSUG February Virtual Meeting: Application Provisioning with DSC and Octopus Deploy

For the February 2018 Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtual meeting, Josh Duffney will be presenting “Application Provisioning with DSC and Octopus Deploy” on Tuesday, February 27th at 8:30pm central time. We all know that point-click administration doesn’t scale, but even automation has its limitations. Automation is great, but if you’re creating automation that only you can execute, update, and maintain you will eventually become a bottleneck. What if you could write automation Read more [...]

Call for Mississippi (Virtual) #PowerShell User Group Speakers 2018

The Mississippi PowerShell User Group is currently in the process of having a call for speakers for 2018. 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. We normally meet at 8:30pm Central Time on the second Tuesday of each month as shown Read more [...]

MSPSUG December Virtual Meeting: Green is good, Red is bad – Turning your Checklists into Pester Tests

For the December 2017 Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtual meeting, Microsoft MVP Rob Sewell will be presenting "Green is good, Red is bad – Turning your Checklists into Pester Tests" on Tuesday, December 12th at 8:30pm central time. This session will be relevant to any technicians who use checklists. I was required to prove that I had successfully installed and configured a backup solution across a large estate. I had a number of success criteria that had to be met. Checking all of Read more [...]

MSPSUG November 2017 Virtual Meeting: Apply Chat Automation today, work smarter tomorrow!

For the November 2017 Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtual meeting, Microsoft MVP Jaap Brasser will be presenting Apply Chat Automation today, work smarter tomorrow! on Tuesday, November 14th at 8:30pm central time. Today we will look at something different, Chat Automation often also referred to as ChatOps. What is this and why should we care about it? In this session I will take you through the basics, discuss why this is worth our time and how it can help you get more out of your investment Read more [...]