PhillyPoSH 07/07/2015 meeting summary and presentation materials

John Mello gave a presentation entitled “ConvertFrom-String Overview and Examples”. A copy of his demo scripts and presentation are available at our GitHub site. TJ Turner‘s presentation “What’s in your Toolbox” is available at his blog. A recording of this meeting has been posted to our YouTube channel. No related posts.


Philadelphia PowerShell User Group Meeting – August 6th 2015

Join us on Thursday, August 6th when June Blender will be conducting a hands on lab (in person!) called Working with Classes in PowerShell 5.0. To participate in the lab, bring a laptop (or VM) with PowerShell 5.0, but it’s not required! After that, we will review the results of the July Scripting games puzzle.  About June June Blender is a technology evangelist for SAPIEN Technologies, Inc. Formerly a Senior Programming Writer at Microsoft Corporation, she is best known for her work with the Windows PowerShell product team from 2006-2012. developing the help system and writing the Get-Help help topics for PowerShell 1.0 – 3.0. In other roles, […]


Philadelphia PowerShell User Group Meeting – July 7th 2015

Join us Tuesday, July 7th when PhillyPosh members John Mello and TJ Turner will be presenting. John will be giving a presentation on the new ConvertFrom-String cmdlet in the PowerShell V5 preview. Afterwards TJ Turner will be giving a presentation entitled “What’s in your toolbox?”. 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. No related posts.


PhillyPoSH May 2015 Meeting Summary

Jim Ficarra of Comcast Cable presented “PowerShell and Puppet: Extending Puppet on Windows Through Integration of PowerShell Tools, Techniques and Patterns“. ** Unfortunately we had some mic issues but the audio picks up at around 2min into the recording. ** A recording of this meeting has been posted to our YouTube channel. Related posts: Philadelphia Meeting – April 4th, 2013 Philadelphia Meeting – Dec. 5th 2013 Philadelphia Meeting – July 3rd 2014 PhillyPoSH 01/08/2015 meeting summary and presentation materials


Philadelphia PowerShell User Group Meeting – June 4th 2015

Join us on Thursday, June 4th when Dave Wyatt, will present The basics of encrypting and decrypting data, including symmetric and public key algorithms, key management / sharing, and digital certificates. This talk will focus on doing so in the .NET Framework and PowerShell. About Dave Dave Wyatt has been in the IT business since 1999 and is currently an Application Operations Engineer at DevOpsGuys. In addition Dave is a Microsoft MVP (PowerShell) and a member of PowerShell.org’s Board of Directors. 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 – May 7th 2015

Join us Thursday, May 7th when Jim Ficarra of Comcast Cable will present PowerShell and Puppet: Extending Puppet on Windows Through Integration of PowerShell Tools, Techniques and Patterns. Puppet is a Configuration Management System framework from PuppetLabs that originated on Linux systems and has been ported to Windows in recent years. While some of the core library of Puppet’s configuration resource types are intended to be cross-platform, there are many extended configuration item requirements specific to Windows that are best solved using native Windows tools. In this presentation, we’ll explore the application of several PowerShell tools, techniques and patterns that […]


Philadelphia Meeting – March 26th 2015

We’re really excited to announce our special meeting coming up on Thursday, March 26th. Joining us in person will be PowerShell MVPs The Scripting Wife, Teresa Wilson, as well as Steven Murawski of Chef Software. While we may have other special guests drop by Steven will be presenting a talk on PowerShell Desired State Configuration, ‘Intermediate DSC – Building DSC Resources‘. If you’re in the Philadelphia area and interested in PowerShell you do not want to miss this special meeting! Intermediate DSC – Building DSC Resources While there are a lot of DSC Resources out in the wild now, you’ll likely still […]



Philadelphia Meeting – March 5th 2015

UPDATE: Due to the inclement weather forecast this event will be held online only via Lync! Join us Thursday, March 5th when Derek Murawsky will give a talk on “Introducing Chocolatey”. About Chocolatey Chocolatey is a package manager for Windows in the vein of APT and RPM. Written in Powershell and based on Nuget, it allows for easy installation, upgrade, and dependency management of software on Windows. In this talk, I will give an overview of Chocolatey from a Sysadmin point of view, and show how easy it is to create packages of your own. About Derek Derek Murawsky is a […]


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 […]


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. Related posts: Philadelphia Meeting – December 6th, 2012 – 6-8pm Philadelphia Meeting – Feb 7th, 2013 – 6-8pm Philadelphia Meeting – October 3rd, 2013 Philadelphia Meeting – March 6th 2014


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. Related posts: Philadelphia Meeting – December 6th, 2012 – 6-8pm Philadelphia Meeting – Feb 7th, 2013 – 6-8pm Philadelphia Meeting – October 3rd, 2013 Philadelphia Meeting – […]


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 […]


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. Related posts: Philadelphia Meeting – Nov. 7th 2013 Philadelphia Meeting – January 9th 2014 […]


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 No related posts.