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.

The End of a Chapter and the Beginning of Another for the Mississippi PowerShell User Group

Rohn Edwards and I  (Mike F. Robbins) started the Mississippi PowerShell User Group back in February of 2013. I've led this user group since then and have recently decided to look for a successor due to calendar creep. David Lamb who has been helping to run the user group has volunteered to take on that role. David Lamb is a Systems Administrator managing Windows servers and clients since 1995, spending a large portion of his career in the aviation industry. His first certification was the MCSE Read more [...]

MSPSUG September 2019 Virtual Meeting: Containers – You Better Get on Board!

For our September 2019 Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtual meeting, Microsoft MVP Anthony Nocentino will be presenting “Containers - You Better Get on Board!” on Tuesday, September 10th at 8:30pm central time. Containers are taking over, changing the way systems are developed and deployed…and that’s NOT hyperbole. Just imagine if you could deploy SQL Server or even your whole application stack in just minutes. You can do that, leveraging containers! In this session, we’ll get you Read more [...]

Video: Office 365 and its buddy PowerShell

Back in June, Todd Klindt presented a session on “Office 365 and its buddy PowerShell” for our June 2019 Mississippi PowerShell User Group Meeting. The video from that presentation is now available. https://youtu.be/j8N71_fstSI Todd is a Microsoft MVP who has been a professional computer nerd for over 20 years, specializing in SharePoint for more than 15. While SharePoint is first love, Todd isn’t a one-trick pony, he also works with other technologies like PowerShell, SQL Server, Read more [...]

Video: PowerShell Remoting – From 0 to Lockdown in 45 Minutes!

Last week, Mike Kanakos presented a session on “PowerShell Remoting: From 0 to Lockdown in 45 Minutes!” for our August 2019 Mississippi PowerShell User Group Meeting. The video from that presentation is now available. https://youtu.be/vtBgZc4FCSA Here’s a little information about Mike: “I’m an IT pro located in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina. I’ve spent my career supporting all flavors of Window operating systems from Windows 95 til today. I am proud to Read more [...]

MSPSUG August 2019 Virtual Meeting – PowerShell Remoting: From 0 to Lockdown in 45 Minutes!

For our August 2019 Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtual meeting, Mike Kanakos will be presenting “PowerShell Remoting: From 0 to Lockdown in 45 Minutes!” on Tuesday, August 13th at 8:30pm central time. Let’s walk through all the options available for securing PowerShell remoting/WinRM! How to enable globally, setup logging, transcription and briefly talk about certificates and SSL Here's a little information about Mike: "I’m an IT pro located in the Research Triangle Park Read more [...]

Video: Managing Dependencies in PowerShell

Last month, Chris Gardner presented a session on “Lean on me: Managing dependencies in PowerShell” for our May 2019 Mississippi PowerShell User Group Meeting. The video from that presentation is now available. https://youtu.be/KkgxRsPJW4E Chris Gardner is a CDM MVP and DevOps consultant with over 5 years’ experience working with PowerShell. He has recently been focusing on using DSC to configure Windows for a variety of purposes, particularly when provisioning dev/test environments Read more [...]

MSPSUG June 2019 Virtual Meeting – Office 365 and its buddy PowerShell

For our June 2019 Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtual meeting, Todd Klindt will be presenting “Office 365 and its buddy PowerShell” on Tuesday, June 11th at 8:30pm central time. PowerShell isn’t just for on-prem servers, it can work its wonders in the cloud just as well. In this UG meeting Todd will share what you need to command to Office 365 and Azure with PowerShell. He’ll also share his tips and tricks for managing inline environments with everyone’s favorite command line interface. Read more [...]

MSPSUG May 2019 Virtual Meeting – Lean on me: Managing dependencies in PowerShell

For our May 2019 Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtual meeting, Chris Gardner will be presenting “Lean on me: Managing dependencies in PowerShell” on Tuesday, May 14th at 8:30pm central time. When writing PowerShell scripts and modules we often want to make use of external functions and commands so that we don’t have to duplicate existing work, however ensuring these dependencies are available on the systems running our code isn’t always straightforward or obvious. In this session Read more [...]