Join us Thursday, September 4th where Jan Egil RIng will be presenting a talk on Get Started with Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration
Jan will explain how to use Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC), which was introduced in Windows PowerShell 4.0, to configure your environment. The purpose of DSC is to provide Deployment, Configuration and Compliance capabilities for Windows resources such as a files, services, roles and features, users, groups and anything that can be managed from PowerShell by using custom resources such as a script. During his talk you will
- Learn how to use the configuration keyword to define configurations for different resources.
- Learn the two different configuration modes – Pull and Push – and how to configure them.
- See several demos on how DSC can be leveraged in the real world
More about Jan:
Jan Egil Ring works as a Lead Architect on the Infrastructure Team at Crayon, Norway. He mainly works with Microsoft server-products, and has a strong passion for Windows PowerShell. In addition to being a consultant, he is a Microsoft Certified Trainer. He has obtained several certifications such as MCSE: Server Infrastructure and MCSE: Private Cloud. He has a strong passion for Windows PowerShell, and regularly writes articles for PowerShell Magazine, the Crayon Services blog and the Norwegian TechNet blog. He is also a multiple-year recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award for his contributions in the Windows PowerShell technical community.
You can follow Jan on Twitter, LinkedIn, or subscribe to his blog.
Please register if you plan to attend in person or online. The meeting URL to join us remotely will be included in your Eventbrite registration confirmation.
Art Beane gave a presentation using PowerShell to automate applications using COM . A copy of his presentation materials are available on our GitHub Repository.
Due to recording issues, we do not We do have a recording of this meeting on our YouTube channel.
- John Mello gave a presentation on a script that searches a mailbox for an email by subject and downloads any attachments it may contain. A copy of his scripts can be obtained here.
- Jason Helmick, Senior Technologist at Concentrated Tech andÂ Windows PowerShell MVP, gave a presentation on â€œUnderstanding the Pipeline â€“ Getting your one-liners to work!â€ A copy of his script can be found here.
- A recording of Jason Helmickâ€™s presentation can be found on our YouTube channel. Due to audio issues, John Melloâ€™s portion is not included in the recording.
- Tickets are still available for the 2014 PowerShell Summit North America, if youâ€™re going then make sure to say hi to Lido Paglia!
- We are still trying to arrange for a PowerShell Saturday sometime in 2014, if you are interested in presenting please let us know!
- We are assigning homework this week! Hopefully this will be a fun task that we can discuss during our next meeting, so try your hand at the following problem:
Title: On This Day in Pictures
Description: You have folder of photos on your computer that you take with your Smartphone or digital camera. From time to time you want to be reminded of the cool and interesting things you snapped photos of years before on this day. Being a PowerShell scripter you imagine that PowerShell would be a quick and easy tool for exploring your photoâ€™s meta-data to re-discover some fun memories you had by emailing yourself some pictures you took on this same day last year or any year before. You decide to format the email as HTML including the pictures and some data about them. Finally, using the task scheduler to set your script to run every morning so you can take a trip down memory lane with your photos on â€œthis day in historyâ€. As a PowerShell scripter you roll up your sleeves and get to work.
- Your script should look into a directory that may contain sub folders for image files (you may want to support .jpg, .jpeg, .png, etc.).
- The script should then determine the date a photo was taken. Examining the EXIF meta-data might be handy.
- Get the date the script runs and find all the photos taken on the same day other than the current year.
- Â Finally send an email containing the photos taken on this day in history*