Tag Archives: Meetings

Mississippi PowerShell User Group April 2017 Virtual Meeting Tonight at 8:30pm CDT

The Mississippi PowerShell User Group April 2017 virtual meeting is tonight, Tuesday April 18th at 8:30pm central time. This will be an open forum type meeting where you can bring your questions. No registration is required for this meeting and there’s no requirement that you live in Mississippi or join our user group to attend our meetings. Simply follow the instructions on our Attendee Info page and then copy and paste the following URL into IE or Edge to launch the fat client at 8:30pm Read more [...]

MSPSUG March 2017 Virtual Meeting – PowerShell Automation for Websites

For the March 2017 Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtual meeting, Michael West will be presenting “PowerShell Automation for Websites” on Tuesday, March 21st  at 8:30pm central time. Why should people in IT get to have all the fun? Learn how Software Engineers and Marketers can share in the joy that is PowerShell. From bulk content changes to fancy reports, Sitecore PowerShell Extensions adds scripting capabilities in the context of a running website. Michael West is a passionate Read more [...]

MSPSUG February 2017 Virtual Meeting – Parsing PDF Files with PowerShell

Our February and March meetings will be postponed by one week from our normal meeting date due to scheduling conflicts. They will each be held on the third Tuesday of the month (February 21st and March 21st). For the February 2017 Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtual meeting,  Rohn Edwards will be presenting “Parsing PDF Files with PowerShell” on Tuesday, February 21st  at 8:30pm central time. Parsing text from any source can be a hassle. Parsing text from a PDF file, though, can Read more [...]

MSPSUG January 2017 Virtual Meeting – PowerShell Non-Monolithic Script Module Design

For the January 2017 Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtual meeting, Mike F Robbins will be presenting “PowerShell Non-Monolithic Script Module Design” on Tuesday, January 10th  at 8:30pm central time. Creating a script module in PowerShell is a very simplistic process, but there are a number of reasons why you might not want to create one huge monolithic PSM1 script module file that contains all of your module’s functions. During this session, Microsoft MVP Mike F Robbins will demonstrate Read more [...]

MSPSUG September 2016 Virtual Meeting – Release Pipeline Patterns with PowerShell

For the September 2016 Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtual meeting, Aaron Jensen will be presenting “Release Pipeline Patterns with PowerShell” on Tuesday, September 13th  at 8:30pm central time. Release Pipeline patterns help you deliver higher quality code more often. And it isn't just for applications delivered to your external customers. Even tiny PowerShell modules and tools can benefit from adopting a release pipeline pattern. I'll discuss several different forms of release pipelines Read more [...]

Video: Creating fully patched WIM for fun and profit

Last Tuesday, guest speaker David Jones presented a session on "Creating fully patched WIM for fun and profit" for our August 2016 user group meeting. One frequent issue with testing or small environment production is the deployment of a clean windows image. If your deploying strait from ISO you looking at hours of patching, If your reusing a VHD, you may not know all the changes that have happened. Also trying to add .NET 3.5 to a patched system with limited internet access is close to impossible. Read more [...]

MSPSUG August 2016 Virtual Meeting – Creating fully patched WIM for fun and profit

For the August 2016 Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtual meeting, David Jones will be presenting “Creating fully patched WIM for fun and profit” on Tuesday, August 9th  at 8:30pm central time. One frequent issue with testing or small environment production is the deployment of a clean windows image. If your deploying strait from ISO you looking at hours of patching, If your reusing a VHD, you may not know all the changes that have happened. Also trying to add .NET 3.5 to a patched system Read more [...]

MSPSUG May 2016 Virtual Meeting: Acceptance Testing DSC with Test-Kitchen

For the May 2016 Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtual meeting, Microsoft MVP Steven Murawski will be presenting “Acceptance Testing DSC with Test-Kitchen” on Tuesday, May 10th at 8:30pm central time. 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 Read more [...]