Using a PowerShell Quote List Function to Work with an Array of Strings

Recently, during one of our test user group meetings that Rohn and I had, I was using an example of storing multiple server names into an array to then work with them. This is how I would normally accomplish this task, that is unless I pulled the names directly from Active Directory:Rohn showed me the way he has been accomplishing this sort of task which requires less typing:I tweaked Rohn's example a little since I prefer Read more [...]

Our Second Mississippi PowerShell User Group Test Meeting

Last night's test meeting went very well. We continued testing the capabilities of Lync, and Mike went over some of the presentation he is planning to give at our first meeting next Tuesday, March 12th at 8:30pm CST. I'm really looking forward to his presentation on parsing event logs, especially since I don't really use the event log cmdlets as often as I should. Mike was able to show me several awesome features, and I'm sure I'll see more during the full presentation. We have one more test meeting Read more [...]

PowerShell Deep Dives Book Giveaway!

How would you like to win an ebook copy of the PowerShell Deep Dives book which is written by PowerShell Experts and MVP's? This book is currently part of the Manning Early Access Program. Two random attendees of the March 12th Mississippi PowerShell User Group meeting will win an ebook copy of the book. Our meetings are held online via Microsoft Lync on the second Tuesday of each month from 8:30pm to 10pm Central Time so anyone from anywhere can attend as long as you have high speed Internet Read more [...]

MSPSUG March 12th Meeting: Parsing the Event Logs of Windows Based Systems with PowerShell

The Mississippi PowerShell User Group Monthly Meeting for March will be presented by Mike F Robbins, co-founder of MSPSUG. The topic for March's meeting is "Parsing the Event Logs of Windows Based Systems with PowerShell". The Manning Publications Company has given us two ebook copies of the PowerShell Deep Dives book (that Mike wrote a chapter in) which will be given away to two random attendees during this meeting. Our monthly meetings are held online on the second Tuesday of each month at 8:30pm Read more [...]

Mississippi PowerShell User Group Speaker Lineup for 2013

The Mississippi PowerShell User Group meetings are held online on the second Tuesday of the Month at 8:30pm CST (Central Standard Time). Here's the speaker lineup for 2013: March 12th - Mike F Robbins April 9th - Rohn Edwards May 14th - Don Jones June 11th - Jeffery Hicks July 9th - Ashley McGlone August 13th - Jeff Wouters September 10th - Boe Prox October 8th - Adam Driscoll November 12th - Matthew Reynolds December 10th - Trevor Sullivan µ Read more [...]

Our First Mississippi PowerShell User Group Test Meeting

Rohn and I had a test meeting of the Mississippi PowerShell User Group last night which was a huge success as far as testing out the capabilities of using Microsoft Lync via Office 365. We used the voice over IP capabilities along with testing out sharing one another's screen. We also tested out having Rohn take over the controls on one of my test machines that I shared the desktop of. Rohn took that opportunity to school me on using enumeration in PowerShell. Very cool stuff. It was so cool that Read more [...]

Mississippi PowerShell User Group Virtual Meeting Schedule

The meeting schedule for the Mississippi PowerShell Users Group is as follows: We will have a virtual meeting via Microsoft Lync at 8:30pm CST (Central Standard Time) on the second Tuesday of each month beginning on March 12th. I know that's spring break for some, but Rohn Edwards and I are excited about this user group and we didn't want to delay our first meeting. Each month, a link for that month's virtual meeting will be posted a few days in advance of the meeting. Subscribe to the RSS feed Read more [...]

Welcome to the Mississippi PowerShell User Group!

I attempted to start a user group a few years ago and found that there just wasn't enough interest in the local area and that the people who did have an interest in this state (Mississippi) were generally too far apart for it to be feasible to have physical meetings. Since then I've been attending online user group meetings from the Arizona PowerShell User Group, the UK PowerShell Group, and I even recently joined the Florida PowerShell User Group as a speaker. How can I be a member of the Florida Read more [...]