MSPSUG January 2016 Meeting – PowersHELL: Avoiding Version Chaos in a Multi-Version World

For the January 2016 Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtual meeting, PowerShell MVP June Blender will be presenting “PowersHELL: Avoiding Version Chaos in a Multi-Version PowerShell World” on Tuesday, January 12th at 8:30pm central time.

Beginning in Windows PowerShell 5.0, you can install multiple versions of the same module on the same computer; even in the same directory. Open source and PowerShellGet have revolutionized the availability of modules and Windows PowerShell 5.0+ will be continuously updated with Windows. The result is a myriad of interlocking parts with far more potential for conflicts in name, version, and functionality. Are we fated for the old “DLL Hell?” In this talk, I’ll present the problem, describe some mitigating strategies, warn about their limitations, and provide a roadmap for version sanity.

junebJune Blender is a technology evangelist for SAPIEN Technologies, Inc. Formerly a Senior Programming Writer at Microsoft Corporation, she is best known for her work with the Windows PowerShell product team from 2006-2012, developing the help system and writing the Get-Help help topics for PowerShell 1.0 – 3.0. In other roles, June wrote content for the Azure Active Directory SDK and Azure PowerShell Help, Windows Driver Kits, Windows Support Tools, and Windows Resource Kits. She lives in magnificent Escalante, Utah, where she works remotely when she’s not out hiking, canyoneering, or convincing lost tourists to try Windows PowerShell. She is a Windows PowerShell MVP, a PowerShell Hero, an Honorary Scripting Guy, and a frequent contributor to Contact her at and follow her on the SAPIEN Blog and on Twitter at @juneb_get_help.

The Mississippi PowerShell User Group Meetings are held online (via Skype for Business) on the second Tuesday of each month at 8:30pm Central Time and are free to attend. The system requirements to attend these online meetings can be found on the MSPSUG website under the “Attendee Info” section.

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