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.

MSPSUG April 2019 Virtual Meeting: Transition Your PowerShell Work from the ISE to Visual Studio Code

For our April 2019 Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtual meeting, Tim Warner will be presenting “Transition Your PowerShell Work from the ISE to Visual Studio Code” on Tuesday, April 9th at 8:30pm central time. You might have heard that the PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE) is no longer under active development. Instead, Microsoft steers its PowerShell scripters to the free, cross-platform, and open-source Visual Studio Code (VSCode). Join Microsoft MVP Tim Warner as Read more [...]

MSPSUG March 2019 Virtual Meeting: Intro to PowerShell’s Type System

For our March 2019 Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtual meeting, Rohn Edwards will be presenting “Intro to PowerShell's Type System” on Tuesday, March 12th at 8:30pm central time. Join Rohn Edwards as he introduces you to how PowerShell automatically adapts and extends objects by adding members and properties that wouldn't be available without its special type system. After learning about what's going on under the hood, he'll demonstrate how to automatically add your own custom members Read more [...]

Video: PowerShell + SQL Server = Better Together

Earlier this month, Mike F. Robbins presented a session on “PowerShell + SQL Server = Better Together” for our Feburary 2019 Mississippi PowerShell User Group meeting. https://youtu.be/enGsBQ-NZAo The video from that presentation is now available. Mike F. Robbins is a Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP for Windows PowerShell. He is the creator of The PowerShell Conference Book, author of PowerShell 101: The No-Nonsense Beginner’s Guide to PowerShell, co-author of Windows Read more [...]

MSPSUG February 2019 Virtual Meeting: PowerShell + SQL Server = Better Together

For our February 2019 Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtual meeting, Mike F. Robbins will be presenting “PowerShell + SQL Server = Better Together” on Tuesday, February 12th at 8:30pm central time. As a SQL Server professional, are you able to make a rhyme or reason to this thing called PowerShell? Need to accomplish something? Do you use Windows PowerShell or PowerShell Core? How will you interface with PowerShell? With the PowerShell console, the PowerShell ISE, VSCode, SAPIEN PowerShell Read more [...]

Call for Mississippi (Virtual) PowerShell User Group Speakers 2019

The Mississippi PowerShell User Group is currently in the process of having a call for speakers for 2019. Have a PowerShell related topic that you would be interested in presenting for our user group virtually via Skype for Business? See our about page for our email address and send us a title, abstract, and bio along with what month you would like to present. Updates will be posted to this page once accepted. We meet at 8:30pm Central Time on the second Tuesday of each month as shown in the Read more [...]

Video: Whip Your Scripts into Shape – Optimizing PowerShell for Speed (Redux)

Earlier this month, Josh King presented a session on “Whip Your Scripts into Shape: Optimizing PowerShell for Speed (Redux)” for our December 2018 Mississippi PowerShell User Group meeting. The video from that presentation is now available. https://youtu.be/nDP6C4evD4g 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 December Virtual Meeting – Whip Your Scripts into Shape: Optimizing PowerShell for Speed (Redux)

For our December 2018 Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtual meeting, Josh King will be presenting “Whip Your Scripts into Shape: Optimizing PowerShell for Speed (Redux)” on Tuesday, December 11th at 8:30pm central time. When every second counts, you can’t sit around waiting for your script to finish. With a handful of techniques tucked away in your tool belt your PowerShell code will be running faster than ever. Buckle up for a demo heavy presentation that can’t drop below 50 mph. Josh Read more [...]

Video: GUIs in PowerShell

Earlier this week, Mike Shepard presented a session on “GUIs in PowerShell” for our November 2018 Mississippi PowerShell User Group meeting. The video from that presentation is now available. https://youtu.be/Rh0FNrQ0-kc More information about Mike and his presentation can be found in the original posting announcing his session. 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 Read more [...]