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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 [...]

Video: Release Pipeline Patterns with PowerShell

Last Tuesday, guest speaker Aaron Jensen presented a session on “Release Pipeline Patterns with PowerShell” for our September 2016 user group meeting. 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 I use at WebMD Health Services and in my 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 [...]

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 [...]