Category Archives: PowerShell

Video: Pester the Tester PowerShell Bugs Beware

Last Tuesday, guest speaker and Microsoft MVP Robert Cain presented a session on “Pester the Tester: PowerShell Bugs Beware!” for our June 2016 user group meeting. Pester is a friendly testing framework designed for testing your PowerShell scripts and modules. In this session you’ll be introduced to Pester. You’ll see how to use Pester to uncover bugs, as well as using it for test driven development. Make your own PowerShell more robust through the use of Pester. Kill those PowerShell Read more [...]

Video: Acceptance Testing PowerShell Desired State Configuration with Test-Kitchen

Last Tuesday, guest speaker and Microsoft MVP Steven Murawski presented a session on "Acceptance Testing DSC with Test-Kitchen" for our May 2016 user group meeting. DSC is awesome, but only if the resources and configurations do what you want them to do.  How do you know? If you are relying on DSC to tell you when it didn’t do the right thing, you are in for a world of hurt. Configuration management is the world of “trust but verify” and Test-Kitchen gives you a common framework for Read more [...]

Video: Teaching the IT Pro how to Dev with the PowerShell ISE, Git, Pester & OneDrive

Last Tuesday, guest speaker Ryan Yates presented an intro session for our user group on "Teaching the IT Pro how to Dev with the PowerShell ISE, Git, Pester & OneDrive". With the amount of additional technologies needed to optimise the efficency of writing PowerShell this can seem very overwelming to someone new to PowerShell and could even put them completely off following an efficency optimised script creation workflow. So in this session I will be Demoing a way of working that can help Read more [...]

Video: Using Regular Expressions with PowerShell

Last Tuesday, guest speaker Timothy Warner presented a session for our user group on "Pattern Match Like a Pro: Using Regular Expressions with Windows PowerShell". Many Windows systems administrators are intimidated with regular expressions due to its seemingly strange, “Unixy” syntax. Take heart! By the end of this session, you’ll finally understand how to perform simple and advanced text filtering with RegEx, specifically by leveragine PowerShell’s -match operator and Select-String Read more [...]

Video: Conquering Azure and Office 365 with PowerShell

Last Tuesday, SharePoint MVP Todd Klindt presented a very entertaining session on “Conquering Azure and Office 365 with PowerShell” for the August 2015 Mississippi PowerShell User Group meeting. The video from that presentation is now available: Todd has been a professional computer nerd for over 20 years, specializing in SharePoint for the past 12 years. His love affair with SharePoint began one slow day at the office when he discovered SharePoint Team Services 1.0 on the Office XP CD Read more [...]

Video: Creating Object-Oriented Scripts using PowerShell Classes

Last Tuesday, PowerShell MVP Trevor Sullivan presented a session on “Creating Object-Oriented Scripts using PowerShell Classes” for the June 2015 Mississippi PowerShell User Group meeting. The video from that presentation is now available: Trevor Sullivan is an 11 year veteran in the IT industry, and a multi-year recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for Windows PowerShell automation. With 8 years of automation experience with PowerShell, and 3 years of experience Read more [...]

The Mississippi PowerShell User Group September 2014 Meeting in Review

You might be wondering where the Mississippi PowerShell User Group has been as of lately? Well, we're still here. We experienced some issues with the renewal of our Office 365 account and since we use the Lync online portion of that account to hold our meetings online, we just held a private meeting last month (in September) due to that issue. During that meeting, which was informal, Rohn Edwards and me (Mike F Robbins) talked about Desired State Configuration. Rohn has been working on "Managing Read more [...]

MSPSUG July 2014 Meeting Tonight: Using Custom DSC Resources that can Manage Access Control for Securable Objects

Rohn Edwards who is the co-founder of the Mississippi PowerShell User Group and winner of the advanced category in the 2012 PowerShell Scripting Games will be presenting a session for our meeting at 8:30pm on July 8th, 2014 (tonight). This presentation will start with a very brief introduction to Desired State Configuration (DSC) in PowerShell. After the introduction, we'll cover creating, testing, and using custom DSC resources that can manage access control for securable objects. The Mississippi Read more [...]