All posts by Mike F Robbins

MCITP | PowerShell Enthusiast | IT Pro | Senior Systems Engineer on Windows Server, Hyper-V, SQL Server, Exchange, SharePoint, Active Directory, and EqualLogic Storage Area Networks with over eighteen years of professional experience providing enterprise computing solutions for educational, financial, healthcare, and manufacturing customers.

Video: Configure Active Directory Certificate Services for DSC Credential Encryption

Last week, Microsoft MVP Missy Januszko presented a session on “Configuring Active Directory Certificate Services for DSC Credential Encryption” for our July 2018 Mississippi PowerShell User Group meeting. The video from that presentation is now available. https://youtu.be/yKtg5s_9DWM More information about Missy and her presentation can be found in the original posting announcing her session. The Mississippi PowerShell User Group Meetings are held online (via Skype for Business) Read more [...]

MSPSUG July Virtual Meeting: Configuring Active Directory Certificate Services for DSC Credential Encryption

For our July 2018 Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtual meeting, Microsoft MVP Missy Januszko will be presenting “Configuring Active Directory Certificate Services for DSC Credential Encryption” on Tuesday, July 10th at 8:30pm central time. At times it is necessary to specify alternate credentials in DSC Configurations. Encryption is an absolute must for protecting these credentials in any production environment. Encrypting credentials in PowerShell DSC Configurations requires a PKI infrastructure Read more [...]

Video: Using the PowerShell BurntToast Module to Display Timely Notifications

Last week, Josh King presented a session on “Just Scrape off the Black Bits: Using BurntToast to Display Timely Notifications” for our June 2018 Mississippi PowerShell User Group meeting. The video from that presentation is now available. https://youtu.be/kI5Dsub8etw Josh King (@WindosNZ) Geek, Father, and Walking Helpdesk with a passion for PowerShell and automation. Senior Infrastructure & Automation Administrator at Hastings District Council, a local government body in regional Read more [...]

MSPSUG June Virtual Meeting: Using BurntToast to Display Timely Notifications

For our June 2018 Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtual meeting, Josh King will be presenting “Just Scrape off the Black Bits: Using BurntToast to Display Timely Notifications” on Tuesday, June 12th at 8:30pm central time. Toasts are a notification scheme in most, if not all, modern Operating Systems. You’ve seen them everywhere and may not have even known it. Microsoft makes heavy use of them in Windows 10, and so can you! This a crash course in what Toast Notifications are, how Read more [...]

Video: Writing Your First Azure Function

Last week, Microsoft MVP Thomas Rayner presented a session on "Writing Your First Azure Function" for May 2018 Mississippi PowerShell User Group meeting. The video from that presentation is now available. https://youtu.be/DXWnisz7I64 Thomas Rayner is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and Honorary Scripting Guy with many years of experience in IT. He is a master technologist, specializing in DevOps, systems and process automation, public, private and hybrid cloud, and PowerShell. Read more [...]

MSPSUG May Virtual Meeting: Writing Your First Azure Function

For our May 2018 Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtual meeting, Microsoft MVP Thomas Rayner will be presenting “Writing Your First Azure Function” on Tuesday, May 8th at 8:30pm central time. Rather than worrying about maintaining servers, Azure Functions allow you to focus on building great apps. Functions provides a fully managed compute platform with high reliability and security. With Scale on demand you get the resources you need, when you need them. You can create functions in tons Read more [...]

Video: OpenSSH for PowerShell Pros

Earlier this week, Microsoft MVP Anthony Nocentino presented “OpenSSH for PowerShell Pros” for our April 2018 Mississippi PowerShell User Group meeting. The video from that presentation is now available. https://youtu.be/oMUIip_Gn_0 Meet Anthony Nocentino, Enterprise Architect, Founder and President of Centino Systems, Microsoft Data Platform MVP, Pluralsight Author, Corporate Problem Solver and a voracious student of the latest computer science technology. Anthony is only satisfied Read more [...]

Video: Invoke-ChatOps – Level up and change your culture with chat and PowerShell

Last month, Brandon Olin presented “Invoke-ChatOps: Level up and change your culture with chat and PowerShell” for our March 2018 Mississippi PowerShell User Group meeting. The video from that presentation is now available. https://youtu.be/mRiB04fapsQ Brandon is a Cloud Enterprise Architect at Columbia Sportswear focusing on automation, configuration management, Azure, and monitoring. He spends much of his time exploring new technologies to drive the business forward and loves to apply Read more [...]