Category Archives: User Groups

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!

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!

Omaha PowerShell User Group Meeting – 8/26

The next (and second ever) meeting of the Omaha PowerShell Users Group is taking place next Tuesday, August 26th.  MVP Bartek Bielawski will be talking about OMI on Windows and Linux.

I am having some issues with Lync in our Office 365 account so as soon as that gets straightened out I will be creating the invite for you to sign up, so watch for that!

PhillyPoSH 08/07/2014 meeting summary and presentation materials

Omaha PowerShell User Group Meeting Notes/Video

The first Omaha PowerShell User Group Meeting is in the books!  We had a great turnout with 26 people showing up last night.

The video Don Jones made for us is available on YouTube here.

Our next meeting will take place on August 26th with PowerShell MVP Bartek Bielawski doing the presentation on either Pre-Param Scriptology or PowerShell and OMI.  We will also have a short Scripting Game/Contest of some kind.  Stay tuned for the event sign up which should be going out soon.

If you would like to speak about PowerShell here is a list of some topics people have expressed interest in learning more about:

PowerShell Security/InfoSec
Desired State Configuration
OMI Interface w/PowerShell
.NET Methods/Classes/Underneath/Exploration
TFS/PowerShell Integration
PowerShell Formatting/Export Options
PowerShell Basics/PowerShell 101/Why PowerShell

Finally, if you have any ideas for things we could do for the Scripting Games/Contest please send them to [email protected]

Philadelphia Meeting – August 7th 2014

Join us Thursday, August 7th where Matt Wrock will be presenting a talk on Automation Testing.

Matt will start with some demos of Boxstarter illustrating how it can be used to build a self standing Windows environment with a focus on how to test the package installs on a virtual machine. Then we will explore some other tools and techniques suited for “machine convergence” testing. Many of these tools, like Vagrant and the Chef-based Test-Kitchen, have their roots outside of Windows but can most certainly provide assistance to PowerShell automation.

More about Matt:
Matt Wrock has over fifteen years of experience architecting scalable, distributed, high traffic web applications as well as configuration management and deployment automation. Matt currently lives in Woodinville, WA with his wife, two daughters, three dogs, two cats and ridable lawn mower. Until just recently Matt worked for Microsoft as a Sr. Software Engineer and now works for CenturyLink Cloud focusing on data center automation. Matt is project founder of Boxstarter and a committer to Chocolatey and Pester.

You can follow Matt on Twitter or subscribe to Matt’s 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 – July 3rd 2014

Join us Thursday, July 3rd when Dr. Ferdinand G. Rios of Sapien Technologies will be joining us in person to present “Building PowerShell GUI Tool Solutions”.

Ferdinand Rios will discuss the differences between scripts and tools and how to easily create GUI based tools using PowerShell Studio 2014. We’re really excited to have Ferdinand with us and to learn all the cool possibilities PowerShell Studio brings to the table. In case you missed it you can also catch Ferdinand and David Corrales from Sapien on a recent episode of the PowerScripting podcast. We hope to see you there!

More about Ferdinand:
Dr. Ferdinand G. Rios is a 25+ year veteran of the software industry. His experience in the field runs the gamut from tech support specialist to developer; from data entry clerk to CEO. Besides his responsibilities as CEO, Dr. Rios enjoys being the lead programmer on SAPIEN’s mobile technology application, iPowerShell Pro.

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 06/05/2014 meeting summary and presentation materials


Omaha PowerShell User Group is Open!

The Omaha PowerShell User Group is now open for business!  If you are in the Omaha-Council Bluffs-Lincoln area and are interested in being a part of it, either let myself, Jacob Benson (@vhusker) or Boe Prox (@proxb) know.

We are currently looking for a meeting place and are shooting for having our first meeting the last week in July.  In addition to finding out who might be interested in attending, we would also like to know what days/times work best for you and the kinds of things you would like to get out of the meetings.

You can follow us on Twitter at @OmahaPSUG.  If you wish to contact us through email you can reach us at [email protected] .

YASG! (Yet Another Scripting Game)


The monthly Charlotte PowerShell Users Group meeting is coming up quickly. Mark Thursday, June 5th on your calendars. All of our MIA leaders should be at this one. Hopefully we will be able to personally congratulate the Teresa, aka ScriptingWife, on her recent MVP Award. Jump on over to the MeetUp page and let us know if we will see you there.

May NoVa PowerShell User Group Meeting Notes

Here are some links for some of the topics discussed last night.

Simple example of Unit Testing PowerShell with Pester.

PowerShell Provider Framework

We agreed that the next meeting will be in one month, likely June 25th. Again at 7PM and at the same location.

If you have questions, you can email me directly at NoVaPsug at You can also communicate through the mailing list. Email listmanager at if you want to add or remove yourself from the list. Emails sent to info at will be forwarded to everyone on the list if you have a question, but don’t know exactly who to ask.

If you have a topic you’d like to talk about, send me an email. There was some interest from the group in learning more about CDXML. Also, if you are working on something and want to share, bring it with you. We have some people very comfortable with PowerShell that can help you solve problems and take your script to the next level.

I hope to see you at are our next meeting.

– Chris