Category Archives: Meetings

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 [...]

MSPSUG October 2017 Virtual Meeting: Getting Started with Azure Functions

For the October 2017 Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtual meeting, Microsoft MVP Kirk Munro will be presenting Getting started with Azure Functions on Tuesday, October 10th at 8:30pm central time. Have you started looking at Azure Functions yet? Does the term "serverless computing" seem like nothing more than an oxymoron to you? Did you know that the Azure Function Apps team added experimental support for Azure Functions written in PowerShell before the product even went GA a year ago? Or Read more [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]