Category Archives: User Groups

Charlotte PowerShell User Group 2/5/2014


It has been quite a busy past couple of months and we have not had our monthly get-together. We are working to get back on track and will start in February. This month, I will be discussing IIS and PowerShell at our meeting. For those of you that do not know me, I am an IIS MVP and a PowerShell hack. I would like to tailor the discussion, demos, and examples to address specific questions or needs that the members have. You can also check out my powershell specific blogs here. Feel free to tweet to @owterri with any content requests that you have.

Look forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks.

Philadelphia Meeting – February 5th 2015


Join us Thursday, February 5th for a presentation and demo by ScriptRock, makers of GuardRail. Nick Beecroft, Mike Baukes, and/or Alan Sharp-Paul will join us remotely to showcase configuration monitoring, control, and automation leveraging DSC with GuardRail.

What do you have? Is it good?
As you accelerate your pipeline with PowerShell, you need a validation tool that can keep up. GuardRail is a configuration visibility platform that makes it easy to understand how an environment is configured so you know the changes that are happening are the right ones.

In this session we walk through using GuardRail to troubleshoot a cluster suffering from configuration drift, create a test suite to validate changes going forward, and generate the DSC files to assert those changes.

About ScriptRock
ScriptRock makes GuardRail, the configuration monitoring platform for data centers, cloud apps, and network devices. GuardRail gives your team visibility into the configuration of every environment from development to production to reduce lead time for change, recover more quickly, close security gaps, and automate effectively.

You can follow ScriptRock on Twitter or subscribe to the ScriptRock 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.

PhillyPoSH 01/08/2015 meeting summary and presentation materials


John Mello gave a presentation entitled “The ForEach and Where methods in Powershell v4 ”. A copy of his demo script and presentation are available here at our GitHub site. A recording of this meeting has been posted to our YouTube channel.

Philadelphia Meeting – January 8th 2015


Join us Thursday January 8th when John Mello will be presenting a talk on the Where and ForEach methods introduced in PowerShell v4. Following John’s talk we’ll have time for open discussion and scriptclub activities so bring a script or two to show off or get some help with.

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.

Twin Cities PowerShell: PowerShell, APIs, and Twitter [Meetup Recap]


Fellow Scripters,

Here is a list of links related to the presentation given by Derek Ardolf:

Derek will be uploading an early version of a ConvertFrom-CurlCommand PowerShell script/function to his GitHub repo sometime soon. Links related to the speaker:

Here is a list of a few other resource links mentioned in the meeting:

We will be sending out a SurveyMonkey this weekend to our members on Meetup.com. Checkout our Meetup.com page if you are in the Twin Cities, and want to take part. Thank you to all that attended, and we hope to see you next month!

Twin Cities PowerShell User Group

Minneapolis, MN
70 Scripters

This group is for anyone interested in PowerShell script programming. We welcome people at any level of proficiency, from beginners curious to learn what it’s about to profess…

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Philadelphia Meeting – December 4th 2014


Join us Thursday, December 4th where Steven Murawski will be presenting a talk on Intermediate DSC – Building DSC Resources.

While there are a lot of DSC Resources out in the wild now, you’ll likely still have a need to create a custom resource.  We’ll dive into how we can use our existing PowerShell skills to develop DSC resources.  After that, we’ll touch on some more advanced patterns for ensuring proper operation of our DSC Resources – including testing DSC resources with Pester.

More about Steven:
Steven is a Community Manager for Chef (the automation platform for the new IT) and a Microsoft MVP in PowerShell.  Steven is a co-host of the Ops All The Things podcast.

Steven also helps run two local user groups, the Greater Milwaukee IT Pro User Community and the Greater Milwaukee Script Club. He speaks regularly to local user groups and can be found at various conferences.

You can follow Steven on Twitter 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.

Philadelphia Meeting – November 6th 2014


Join us Thursday, November 6th when Lido Paglia will be presenting on Getting Started Using Pester. Following the presentation we’ll have time for script club style activities so bring your scripts and any challenges your facing with PowerShell to have them answered.

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.

We are also giving Meetup a try for the next 6th months so feel free to register there as well.

PhillyPoSH 10/02/2014 meeting summary and presentation materials


  • John Mello gave a presentation entitled “Custom Object Creation”. A copy of his demo scripts and presentation are available here at our GitHub site.
  • TJ Turner gave a presentation entitled “Runspace Pools”. A copy of his demo scripts and presentation are available here at our GitHub site.
  • A recording of this meeting has been posted to our YouTube channel

Philadelphia Meeting – October 2nd 2014


Join us Thursday, October 2nd where John Mello will be presenting a talk on The different custom object creation methods and their performance tradeoffs. Followed by TJ Turner will give a talk entitled Intro to basic run space pools 

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.

Eventbrite - PhillyPoSH October 2th 2014

We are also giving Meetup a try for the next 6th month so feel free to register there as well.

 

September Omaha PowerShell User Group Registration is Live!


This month PowerShell MVP Trevor Sullivan will be presenting on using Windows Azure with PowerShell. Additionally you will want to bring your laptops (or favorite device to use PowerShell on) as we will have a little scripting challenge involving PowerShell, Credentials and Security. Also, my girlfriend has promised to make cookies for everyone!

Trevor Sullivan is an IT professional and a Microsoft Windows PowerShell MVP who has been in the field since early 2004. His focus has been on using various enterprise tools within the Microsoft platform to provide business value through positive end user impact.

You can register here

PhillyPoSH 09/04/2014 meeting summary and presentation materials


  • Jan Egil Ring gave a presentation entitled “Get Started with Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration”. During his talked Jan went over a series of demos explaining how to use the configuration keyword to define configurations for different resources along with the different configuration modes. A copy of his demo scripts and presentation are available here.
  • A recording of this meeting has been posted to our YouTube channel

Philadelphia Meeting – September 4th 2014


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 TwitterLinkedIn, 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.

Eventbrite - PhillyPoSH September 4th 2014

Registration for August Omaha PowerShell User Group Meeting is Live!


https://www.eventbrite.com/e/omaha-powershell-users-group-august-meeting-tickets-12703856577

In the second ever meeting of the Omaha PowerShell User Group we will have PowerShell MVP Bartek Bielawski talking about OMI: PowerShell Everywhere:

  • CIM cmdlets and CDXML commands are advertised as technology that will enable PowerShell users to manage anything in datacenter. It wouldn’t be possible though without something that we can talk to on the remote end, and that’s were OMI kicks in. In this presentation I will show you how you can manage processes on Linux using OMI and CIM, and how easy it is to create CDXML based commands on top of it.

This meeting (and all future meetings) are for anyone who uses or is interested in PowerShell.

This meeting is not limited to people who reside in Omaha.  If you are in the area and want to come, you are more than welcome!