Video: Application Provisioning with DSC and Octopus Deploy

Two months ago, Josh Duffney presented "Application Provisioning with DSC and Octopus Deploy" for our February 2018 Mississippi PowerShell User Group meeting. The video from that presentation is now available. https://youtu.be/Y5O_Om40W7Y Josh Duffney is a DevOps Engineer who works with automation and orchestration on Windows platforms. Josh is an author of several Pluralsight courses. Including Introduction to Regular Expression and Debugging PowerShell in VS Code. Josh blogs at duffney.io. Read more [...]

MSPSUG March Virtual Meeting – Invoke-ChatOps: Level up and change your culture with chat and PowerShell

For the March 2018 Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtual meeting, Brandon Olin will be presenting "Invoke-ChatOps: Level up and change your culture with chat and PowerShell" on Tuesday, March 27th at 8:30pm central time. Chat is not where you put cat gifs anymore. This talk will detail the social and technical benefits of adopting ChatOps in your organization using PoshBot, a PowerShell-based bot framework. Starting providing more value to your business and put your conversations to work Read more [...]

MSPSUG February Virtual Meeting: Application Provisioning with DSC and Octopus Deploy

For the February 2018 Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtual meeting, Josh Duffney will be presenting “Application Provisioning with DSC and Octopus Deploy” on Tuesday, February 27th at 8:30pm central time. We all know that point-click administration doesn’t scale, but even automation has its limitations. Automation is great, but if you’re creating automation that only you can execute, update, and maintain you will eventually become a bottleneck. What if you could write automation Read more [...]

Call for Mississippi (Virtual) #PowerShell User Group Speakers 2018

The Mississippi PowerShell User Group is currently in the process of having a call for speakers for 2018. 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 normally meet at 8:30pm Central Time on the second Tuesday of each month as shown Read more [...]

Video: Green is good, Red is bad – Turning your Checklists into Pester Tests

Last week, guest speaker and Microsoft MVP Rob Sewell presented “Green is good, Red is bad – Turning your Checklists into Pester Tests” for our December 2017 Mississippi PowerShell User Group meeting. The video from that presentation is now available. https://youtu.be/wCsd6HlMaYw Rob is a consultant with a passion for PowerShell, Azure, Automation, and SQL (PaaS geddit?). He is a Cloud and Data Center MVP and an officer for the PASS PowerShell Virtual Chapter and has spoken at Read more [...]

MSPSUG December Virtual Meeting: Green is good, Red is bad – Turning your Checklists into Pester Tests

For the December 2017 Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtual meeting, Microsoft MVP Rob Sewell will be presenting "Green is good, Red is bad – Turning your Checklists into Pester Tests" on Tuesday, December 12th at 8:30pm central time. This session will be relevant to any technicians who use checklists. I was required to prove that I had successfully installed and configured a backup solution across a large estate. I had a number of success criteria that had to be met. Checking all of Read more [...]

Video: Apply Chat Automation today, work smarter tomorrow!

Earlier this week, guest speaker and Microsoft MVP Jaap Brasser presented a session on “Apply Chat Automation today, work smarter tomorrow!” for our November 2017 Mississippi PowerShell User Group meeting. Today we will look at something different, Chat Automation often also referred to as ChatOps. What is this and why should we care about it? In this session I will take you through the basics, discuss why this is worth our time and how it can help you get more out of your investment of Read more [...]

MSPSUG November 2017 Virtual Meeting: Apply Chat Automation today, work smarter tomorrow!

For the November 2017 Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtual meeting, Microsoft MVP Jaap Brasser will be presenting Apply Chat Automation today, work smarter tomorrow! on Tuesday, November 14th at 8:30pm central time. Today we will look at something different, Chat Automation often also referred to as ChatOps. What is this and why should we care about it? In this session I will take you through the basics, discuss why this is worth our time and how it can help you get more out of your investment Read more [...]