Tag Archives: Video

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 [...]

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: The Art of PowerShell Runspaces

Last Tuesday, PowerShell MVP Boe Prox presented an interesting session on "The Art of PowerShell Runspaces" for the September Mississippi PowerShell User Group meeting. PowerShell runspaces are a known but little documented area that can help to provide performance improvements in your scripts. Besides just using this for performance gains, you can use this to provide a snappier approach to building GUIs in PowerShell. This presentation will show you examples of using Runspaces, RunspacePools 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 [...]