Category Archives: PowerShell

The Mississippi PowerShell User Group September 2014 Meeting in Review

You might be wondering where the Mississippi PowerShell User Group has been as of lately? Well, we're still here. We experienced some issues with the renewal of our Office 365 account and since we use the Lync online portion of that account to hold our meetings online, we just held a private meeting last month (in September) due to that issue. During that meeting, which was informal, Rohn Edwards and me (Mike F Robbins) talked about Desired State Configuration. Rohn has been working on "Managing Read more [...]

MSPSUG July 2014 Meeting Tonight: Using Custom DSC Resources that can Manage Access Control for Securable Objects

Rohn Edwards who is the co-founder of the Mississippi PowerShell User Group and winner of the advanced category in the 2012 PowerShell Scripting Games will be presenting a session for our meeting at 8:30pm on July 8th, 2014 (tonight). This presentation will start with a very brief introduction to Desired State Configuration (DSC) in PowerShell. After the introduction, we'll cover creating, testing, and using custom DSC resources that can manage access control for securable objects. The Mississippi Read more [...]

Video from the February 2014 MSPSUG Meeting & No Meeting this Month (May)

As I'm sure many of you are aware, Microsoft TechEd is this week in Houston, Texas so we're not planning on having a meeting since many of the people (including me) will be attending TechEd. Rohn Edwards who is the co-founder of the Mississippi PowerShell User Group presented an awesome session about his PowerShell access control module back in February and we thought we would post that video today since we're not having a meeting and today would be the day that we would normally meet on. This Read more [...]

Video from the January 2014 MSPSUG Meeting & No Meeting this Month (March)

PowerShell MVP Jim Christopher presented a session on PowerShell Gotchas for our January meeting. The posting of this video is long overdue.

We thought we would post it today since we will not be having a meeting in March which would normally be tonight. We hope to see you at our meeting next month which will be on the second Tuesday in April at 8:30pm central time.


PowerShell MVP Jim Christopher Presenting “PowerShell Gotchas!” at the MSPSUG Virtual Meeting on January 14th at 8:30pm CST

PowerShell MVP Jim Christopher will be presenting a session on "PowerShell Gotchas!" at the January 2014 Mississippi PowerShell User Group meeting on Tuesday, January 14th at 8:30pm Central Time. PowerShell is the de facto standard for automation and administration on Windows systems.  The central design mantra in PowerShell is Think-Type-Get.  That is: Think what you want, Type it, and Get the results.  Unfortunately this mantra tends to break down - PowerShell combines concepts from other Read more [...]

Video and Presentation Materials from the December 2013 MSPSUG Meeting

Trevor Sullivan who is a Microsoft Solution Architect presented a session on PowerShell Remoting at our December 2013 user group meeting. This is an excellent presentation that is both informative and very professional. A PDF version of the slide deck along with the sample scripts that were demonstrated during the presentation can be downloaded from here. Trevor is a contributing author of a chapter in the PowerShell Deep Dives book: Be sure to join us next month (January of 2014) Read more [...]

Trevor Sullivan Speaking on “PowerShell Remoting” for the MSPSUG Virtual Meeting on December 10th at 8:30pm CST

Trevor Sullivan will be speaking on "PowerShell Remoting" at the December Mississippi PowerShell User Group Virtual (Online) Meeting on Tuesday, December 10th at 8:30pm Central Time. Register via EventBrite to receive the URL for this meeting. Trevor is a Microsoft Solution Architect with over nine years of Microsoft engineering experience, specializing in process automation, large-scale Windows administration, and systems management infrastructure planning. Most of his experience is in Read more [...]

Video From the November 2013 MSPSUG Meeting

Microsoft Premier Field Engineer Matthew Reynolds presented a presentation this month at our November 2013 user group meeting on writing PowerShell Scripts that Scale. This is really an awesome presentation. He starts out by talking (audio only) for about 5 and a half minutes out of the hour long presentation to kind of give you an introduction. I really like the way Matthew not only tells you that designing your script a certain way in specific scenarios will perform better or worse but also Read more [...]