Category Archives: Video

Video: Application Provisioning with DSC and Octopus Deploy

Two months ago, Josh Duffney presented "Application Provisioning with DSC and Octopus Deploy" for our February 2018 Mississippi PowerShell User Group meeting. The video from that presentation is now available. https://youtu.be/Y5O_Om40W7Y Josh Duffney is a DevOps Engineer who works with automation and orchestration on Windows platforms. Josh is an author of several Pluralsight courses. Including Introduction to Regular Expression and Debugging PowerShell in VS Code. Josh blogs at duffney.io. Read more [...]

Video: Green is good, Red is bad – Turning your Checklists into Pester Tests

Last week, guest speaker and Microsoft MVP Rob Sewell presented “Green is good, Red is bad – Turning your Checklists into Pester Tests” for our December 2017 Mississippi PowerShell User Group meeting. The video from that presentation is now available. https://youtu.be/wCsd6HlMaYw Rob is a consultant with a passion for PowerShell, Azure, Automation, and SQL (PaaS geddit?). He is a Cloud and Data Center MVP and an officer for the PASS PowerShell Virtual Chapter and has spoken at Read more [...]

Video: Apply Chat Automation today, work smarter tomorrow!

Earlier this week, guest speaker and Microsoft MVP Jaap Brasser presented a session on “Apply Chat Automation today, work smarter tomorrow!” for our November 2017 Mississippi PowerShell User Group meeting. 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 of Read more [...]

Video: Getting Started with Azure Functions

Last week, guest speaker and Microsoft MVP Kirk Munro presented a session on “Getting Started with Azure Functions” for our October 2017 Mississippi PowerShell User Group meeting. 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 that Azure Read more [...]

Video: PSGraph, A hierarchical graph PowerShell module

Last week, guest speaker Kevin Marquette presented a session on "PSGraph, A hierarchical graph module" for our September 2017 Mississippi PowerShell User Group meeting. 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. The video from that presentation is now available. https://youtu.be/i7j5l9NVaJk Kevin Marquette is a Sr. Read more [...]

Video: Introduction to Managing Windows DNS with PowerShell

Last week, guest speaker David Lamb presented a session on “Introduction to Managing Windows DNS with PowerShell” for our August 2017 Mississippi PowerShell User Group Meeting. 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) The video from that presentation is now available. https://youtu.be/ryCS4LMKdu4 David Read more [...]

Video: TDD with Chef, DSC, and Pester on Windows

Last week, guest speaker Robb Schiefer presented a session on “TDD with Chef, DSC, and Pester on Windows” for our July 2017 Mississippi PowerShell User Group Meeting. 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 will cover how to develop Read more [...]

Video: Working with Plaster (a PowerShell Scaffolding Module)

Last week, guest speaker David Christian presented a session on "Working with Plaster" for our June 2017 Mississippi PowerShell User Group Meeting. This video covers Plaster, a PowerShell scaffolding module. During the presentation, David demonstrates the basic usage of Plaster, examines the structure of a Plaster manifest and creates a custom Plaster template for a module and a function. The video from that presentation is now available. https://youtu.be/16CYGTKH73U David is an IT professional Read more [...]