Category Archives: PowerShell

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 [...]

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 [...]

Video: Introduction to Managing Windows DNS with PowerShell

Last week, guest speaker David Lamb presented a session on “Introduction to Managing Windows DNS with PowerShell” for our August 2017 Mississippi PowerShell User Group Meeting. This presentation is geared towards the beginner to intermediate crowd and an outline of the topics to be covered are listed below. Introduction Managing DNS Records Zones Servers DNS Delegation Implementing DNSSEC (Time permitting) The video from that presentation is now available. https://youtu.be/ryCS4LMKdu4 David Read more [...]

Video: Pester the Tester PowerShell Bugs Beware

Last Tuesday, guest speaker and Microsoft MVP Robert Cain presented a session on “Pester the Tester: PowerShell Bugs Beware!” for our June 2016 user group meeting. Pester is a friendly testing framework designed for testing your PowerShell scripts and modules. In this session you’ll be introduced to Pester. You’ll see how to use Pester to uncover bugs, as well as using it for test driven development. Make your own PowerShell more robust through the use of Pester. Kill those PowerShell 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 [...]