February 2015 NoVa PSUG Meeting Notes

Matt had to cancel so we had a mini-scripting games. Bellow are the challenges.   Challenge 1 Generate a list of US Presidents sorted by last name alphabetically. Hints: Invoke-WebRequest http://www.presidentsusa.net/presvplist.html Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.HtmlWebResponseObject Challenge 2 Create a DSC Configuration that verifies the w32time service is set to Automatic startup and is in a Running state.   SomeContinue Reading »

Up Next: Joe Levy from Microsoft talks about Azure Automation!

Tomorrow night we’ll be returning to Azure once more, this time with Joe Levy: Joe Levy is a Program Manager on the Automation and Integration team of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise division. He has expertise in PowerShell, PowerShell Workflow, System Center, Azure, and the Azure Pack. He is a graduate of Duke University, with a degreeContinue Reading »

PowerShell Summit Europe Registration

Registration for PowerShell Summit Europe will commence on February 27th, 2015 at roughly 12:01am server time (I believe the server is in a Pacific time Azure datacenter). We will be limited to roughly 100 attendees. I want everyone to understand the basic rules of engagement for this. Setting up and running this event involves significantContinue Reading »

Episode 295 – PowerScripting Podcast – June Blender from SAPIEN Technologies

Listen: In This Episode Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to June Blender from SAPIEN Technologies Interview https://www.sapien.com/software http://www.sapien.com/blog/ Chatroom Highlights <halr9000> https://www.sapien.com/software <halr9000> https://www.sapien.com/software/powershell_studio <JonWalz> http://www.amazon.com/T-Mobile-Nokia-Lumia-635-Contract/dp/B00LIWB34Q/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1423795422&sr=8-3&keywords=unlocked+lumia+635 <halr9000> https://www.sapien.com/software/powershell_helpwriter <migreene> List of phones on the testing list for WP10 – http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/02/12/announcing-the-first-build-of-windows-10-technical-preview-for-phones-2/ <halr9000> http://www.sapien.com/blog/ <halr9000> http://www.ted.com/talks/daphne_koller_what_we_re_learning_from_online_education?language=en <jhofferle> MIT OpenCourseWare has a lot of good stuff.Continue Reading »

Community Build Server

We’ve recently been discussing the possibility of hosting a build environment for the PowerShell community.  For those who are unfamiliar with the benefits, such an environment allows you to do things like: Automatically run a suite of tests when new code is checked into source control.  These tests can be run on multiple operating systemsContinue Reading »

Episode 294 – PowerScripting Podcast – Michael Greene & Charles Joy from Microsoft

Listen: In This Episode Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Michael Greene & Charles Joy from Microsoft   Interview Building Clouds Blog JEA whitepaper Tenant Provisioning whitepaper Automated Workload Provisioning on the CPS platform Leveraging SMA and JEA for Service Provider Operations SMA resources http://channel9.msdn.com/Search?term=Charles%20Joy#ch9Search http://channel9.msdn.com/Search?term=Service%20Management%20Automation#ch9Search   Chatroom Highlights <halr9000> http://blogs.splunk.com/2014/12/18/splunk-and-microsoft-azure-intro-and-resource-roundup/ <halr9000> http://conf.splunk.com/sessions/2014/conf2014_SWarrington_Microsoft_Business_Analytics.pdf?activity=presentationsContinue Reading »

NoVa User Group January 2015 Meeting Notes

Sean Metcalf gave a talk on “Mastering PowerShell and Active Directory” covering some of the following topics. Interfacing with Active Directory through PowerShell. PowerShell Active Directory Module Cmdlets Forest & Domain Discovery Useful AD Cmdlets Computers, Users, & Groups, Oh My! Interesting AD Config Data Service Accounts DCs & GCs AD Replication Power Tips &Continue Reading »

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 validationContinue Reading »