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Philadelphia Meeting - February 2016

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Feb 1, 2016
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Join us this Thursday, February 4th when Sunny Chakraborty will be presenting an Introduction to PowerShell Runspaces. Sunny will cover Runspaces, Runspacepools, Synchronization mechanisms, and Boe Prox's PoshRsJobs module.

Please Note: This meeting is being hosted at a new location: Aberdeen Asset Management @ 1735 Market St., Fl. #32, Philadelphia PA 19103

This meeting will NOT be recorded.

About Sunny

Sunny Chakrbaorty is a Senior Systems Engineer in the Cloud and Orchestration group with a FTSE100 company. Sunny primarily works with Tier-1 Microsoft applications, and is responsible for Automation in the enterprise using Windows PowerShell.

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 2015

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Nov 3, 2015
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This month's PhillyPoSH meeting is unfortunately cancelled. Our next meeting is scheduled for December 3rd.

Philadelphia Meeting - October 1st 2015

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Sep 20, 2015
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Join us Thursday, October 1st when Carlos Perez will be joining us via Skype to present Common Ways PowerShell is Abused and How to Monitor and Detect Abuse. This will be a security focused look at how attackers use PowerShell and how to monitor for common abuses of PowerShell in your environment.

Please Note: This meeting is being hosted at a new location: Aberdeen Asset Management @ 1735 Market St., Fl. #32, Philadelphia PA 19103

About Carlos

Carlos Perez is the Director of Reverse Engineering in R&D for Tenable Network Security. Carlos is also a Community Developer for Metasploit, he has written several Open Source security tools some included in Kali Linux. He is a member of the board for Init6 Security Group in Puerto Rico. He has presented at Defcon, Bsides, Hack3rCon, SANS and others. He is also a host for the Paul's Security Weekly podcast.

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 May 2015 Meeting Summary

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May 25, 2015
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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.

Philadelphia Meeting - May 7th 2015

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Apr 27, 2015
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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 help better integrate the power and maturity of Puppet on the Windows Platform.

About Jim

Jim Ficarra is a Principal Engineer in the Operations Architecture Team for Comcast Cable’s Application Platform Services Group. The team’s responsibilities include application infrastructure design for performance & scalability, automation, and operational excellence.

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 - March 26th 2015

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Mar 14, 2015
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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 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 Murawski 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.

More about Teresa:
Teresa Wilson is a Windows PowerShell MVP. She is married to the Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson and started learning Windows PowerShell in 2010 for the Scripting Games. She thought it would be fun and maybe would encourage others to learn PowerShell also. In her free time she is an avid reader and loves to visit with others in the PowerShell community. She is the booking agent for the guests on the PowerScripting podcast and can usually be found hanging out in the chatroom on Thursday evenings.

You can follow Teresa on Twitter and check out her posts on the Hey, Scripting Guy! 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 - March 5th 2015

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Feb 15, 2015
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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 IT Professional specializing in system architecture, design, and implementation. He can be found building, cooking, or tinkering with any number of gizmos and gadgets.

You can follow Derek's blog at www.theendofthetunnel.org

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 - February 5th 2015

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Jan 24, 2015
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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.

Philadelphia Meeting - January 8th 2015

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Jan 2, 2015
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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.

Philadelphia Meeting - December 4th 2014

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Dec 1, 2014
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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.

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