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MSPSUG July 12th Virtual Meeting: Exploring SQLPS, the SQL Server PowerShell Module

Jul 11, 2016
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Join the Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtually on Tuesday, July 12th 2016 at 8:30pm Central Time when Mike Fal will be presenting “Exploring SQLPS, the SQL Server PowerShell Module”.

A big hurdle for using PowerShell and SQL Server together is the SQLPS module. Both old and new users of PowerShell don’t completely understand its capabilities. In this session, we’ll talk about the cmdlets you may not know about, tricks to save time using the provider, and even a few gotchas on how the provider works that can save you some time and energy. When we’re finished, you will have a deeper understanding of how you can use SQL Server and PowerShell together.

Visit the Mississippi PowerShell User Group website to learn more about Mike and to find out more details about this month’s meeting.

The Mississippi PowerShell User Group Meetings are held online (via Skype for Business) on the second Tuesday of each month at 8:30pm Central Time and are free to attend. The system requirements to attend these online meetings can be found on the MSPSUG website under the “Attendee Info” section.

Register via EventBrite to receive the URL for this meeting.

Note: It is not necessary to live in Mississippi or join our user group to attend our meetings or present a session for our user group.

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MSPSUG June 14th Virtual Meeting: Pester the Tester PowerShell Bugs Beware!

Jun 10, 2016
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Join the Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtually on Tuesday, June 14th 2016 at 8:30pm Central Time when Microsoft MVP Robert Cain will be presenting “Pester the Tester: PowerShell Bugs Beware!”.

So you’ve been developing PowerShell for a while, or perhaps you’re taking over maintenance of an existing set of scripts. It would be great to get extra confidence in your scripts through testing, but how? You’re in luck, there’s a new module in town, Pester!

Pester is a friendly testing framework designed for testing your PowerShell scripts and modules. In this session you’ll be introduced to Pester. You’ll see how to use Pester to uncover bugs, as well as using it for test driven development. Make your own PowerShell more robust through the use of Pester. Kill those PowerShell bugs, dead!

Visit the Mississippi PowerShell User Group website to learn more about Robert and to find out more details about this month’s meeting.

The Mississippi PowerShell User Group Meetings are held online (via Skype for Business) on the second Tuesday of each month at 8:30pm Central Time and are free to attend. The system requirements to attend these online meetings can be found on the MSPSUG website under the “Attendee Info” section.

Register via EventBrite to receive the URL for this meeting.

Note: It is not necessary to live in Mississippi or join our user group to attend our meetings or present a session for our user group.

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MSPSUG May 10th Virtual Meeting: Acceptance Testing PowerShell DSC with Test-Kitchen

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May 8, 2016
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Join the Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtually on Tuesday, May 10th 2016 at 8:30pm Central Time when Microsoft MVP Steven Murawski will be presenting "Acceptance Testing Desired State Configuration with Test-Kitchen".

DSC is awesome, but only if the resources and configurations do what you want them to do.  How do you know? If you are relying on DSC to tell you when it didn’t do the right thing, you are in for a world of hurt.  Configuration management is the world of “trust but verify” and Test-Kitchen gives you a common framework for testing your resources and configurations and use Pester to validate that your servers end up in the state you expect.

Visit the Mississippi PowerShell User Group website to learn more about Steven and to find out more details about this month’s meeting.

The Mississippi PowerShell User Group Meetings are held online (via Skype for Business) on the second Tuesday of each month at 8:30pm Central Time and are free to attend. The system requirements to attend these online meetings can be found on the MSPSUG website under the “Attendee Info” section.

Register via EventBrite to receive the URL for this meeting.

Note: It is not necessary to live in Mississippi or join our user group to attend our meetings or present a session for our user group.

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MSPSUG Feb 9th Virtual Meeting: Intro into the #PowerShell ISE, #Git, #PSPester & #OneDrive

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Feb 5, 2016
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Join the Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtually on Tuesday, February 9th 2016 at 8:30pm Central Time when Ryan Yates will be presenting an “Intro session to Teaching the IT Pro how to Dev with ISE, Git, Pester & OneDrive”.

With the amount of additional technologies needed to optimise the efficency of writing PowerShell this can seem very overwelming to someone new to PowerShell and could even put them completely off following an efficency optimised script creation workflow. So in this session I will be Demoing a way of working that can help users progress into Test Driven Development with the Help of a module that adds additional functionality to PowerShell ISE to make this easier to work with.

Visit the Mississippi PowerShell User Group website to learn more about Ryan and to find out more details about this month’s meeting.

The Mississippi PowerShell User Group Meetings are held online (via Skype for Business) on the second Tuesday of each month at 8:30pm Central Time and are free to attend. The system requirements to attend these online meetings can be found on the MSPSUG website under the “Attendee Info” section.

Register via EventBrite to receive the URL for this meeting.

Note: It is not necessary to live in Mississippi or join our user group to attend our meetings or present a session for our user group.

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MSPSUG Virtual Meeting: Avoiding Version Chaos in a Multi-Version #PowerShell World - Jan 12th

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Jan 8, 2016
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Join the Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtually on Tuesday, January 12th 2016 at 8:30pm Central Time when PowerShell MVP June Blender will present “PowersHELL: Avoiding Version Chaos in a Multi-Version PowerShell World”.

Beginning in Windows PowerShell 5.0, you can install multiple versions of the same module on the same computer; even in the same directory. Open source and PowerShellGet have revolutionized the availability of modules and Windows PowerShell 5.0+ will be continuously updated with Windows. The result is a myriad of interlocking parts with far more potential for conflicts in name, version, and functionality. Are we fated for the old "DLL Hell?" In this talk, I'll present the problem, describe some mitigating strategies, warn about their limitations, and provide a roadmap for version sanity.

Visit the Mississippi PowerShell User Group website to learn more about June and to find out more details about this month’s meeting.

The Mississippi PowerShell User Group Meetings are held online (via Skype for Business) on the second Tuesday of each month at 8:30pm Central Time and are free to attend. The system requirements to attend these online meetings can be found on the MSPSUG website under the “Attendee Info” section.

Register via EventBrite to receive the URL for this meeting.

Note: It is not necessary to live in Mississippi or join our user group to attend our meetings or present a session for our user group.

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#MSPSUG Virtual Meeting: Using Regular Expressions with #PowerShell – October 13th 2015

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Oct 6, 2015
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Join the Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtually on Tuesday, October 13th at 8:30pm Central Time when Timothy Warner will present “Pattern Match Like a Pro: Using Regular Expressions with Windows PowerShell”.

Many Windows systems administrators are intimidated with regular expressions due to its seemingly strange, "Unixy" syntax. Take heart! By the end of this session, you'll finally understand how to perform simple and advanced text filtering with RegEx, specifically by leveragine PowerShell's -match operator and Select-String cmdlet.

Visit the Mississippi PowerShell User Group website to learn more about Timothy and to find out more details about this month’s meeting.

The Mississippi PowerShell User Group Meetings are held online (via Skype for Business) on the second Tuesday of each month at 8:30pm Central Time and are free to attend. The system requirements to attend these online meetings can be found on the MSPSUG website under the “Attendee Info” section.

Register via EventBrite to receive the URL for this meeting.

Note: It is not necessary to live in Mississippi or join our user group to attend our meetings or present a session for our user group.

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#MSPSUG Virtual Meeting: The Art of #PowerShell Runspaces – September 8th 2015

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Sep 4, 2015
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Join the Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtually on Tuesday, September 8th at 8:30pm Central Time when PowerShell MVP Boe Prox will present “The Art of PowerShell Runspaces”.

PowerShell runspaces are a known but little documented area that can help to provide performance improvements in your scripts. Besides just using this for performance gains, you can use this to provide a snappier approach to building GUIs in PowerShell. This presentation will show you examples of using Runspaces, RunspacePools as well as utilizing shared variables that can be viewed and modified in multiple runspaces during runtime. Also being demoed is a module called PoshRSJob which provides runspace multhreading in a familiar jobs infrastructure.

Visit the Mississippi PowerShell User Group website to learn more about Boe and to find out more details about this month’s meeting.

The Mississippi PowerShell User Group Meetings are held online (via Skype for Business) on the second Tuesday of each month at 8:30pm Central Time and are free to attend. The system requirements to attend these online meetings can be found on the MSPSUG website under the “Attendee Info” section.

Register via EventBrite to receive the URL for this meeting.

Note: It is not necessary to live in Mississippi or join our user group to attend our meetings or present a session for our user group.

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TechSession Webinar: The Top 10 Considerations When Writing #PowerShell Advanced Functions

On Wednesday, September 2nd at 2pm EDT (1pm CDT), I’ll be presenting the September TechSession Webinar for PowerShell.org. The topic for this month's session is: “The Top 10 Considerations When Writing PowerShell Advanced Functions”.

Here’s what you can expect from my presentation:

There are lots of things to consider when writing an advanced function in PowerShell depending on what the function will be designed to accomplish, what operating system and PowerShell versions it will be written for, and who will be using it. During this session, PowerShell MVP Mike F Robbins will walk you through the top 10 items that he takes into consideration along with his thought process when creating advanced functions in PowerShell. We’ll briefly discuss comment based help, parameters, parameter validation, pipeline input, and error handling. This will NOT be a deep dive into any one of these topics as the focus of this session will be on writing advanced functions to maximize code reusability by minimizing static values. Prior experience with PowerShell is recommended.

Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/39900545688014338

Who am I?

Mike F Robbins is a Microsoft MVP on Windows PowerShell and a SAPIEN Technologies MVP. He is a co-author of Windows PowerShell TFM 4th Edition and is a contributing author of a chapter in the PowerShell Deep Dives book. Mike has written guest blog articles for the Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog, PowerShell Magazine, and PowerShell.org. He is the winner of the advanced category in the 2013 PowerShell Scripting Games. Mike is also the leader and co-founder of the Mississippi PowerShell User Group. He blogs at mikefrobbins.com and can be found on twitter @mikefrobbins.

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MSPSUG Virtual Meeting: Conquering Azure and Office 365 with PowerShell – August 11th 2015

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Aug 5, 2015
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Join the Mississippi PowerShell User Group virtually on Tuesday, August 11th at 8:30pm Central Time when SharePoint MVP Todd Klindt will present “Conquering Azure and Office 365 with PowerShell ”.

After years and years of anticipation, 2015 might end up actually being the year of the Cloud. With any new technology comes the opportunity to tame it with PowerShell. In this session Todd will give you an overview of the PowerShell options you have when interacting with Office 365 and Azure. He’ll go over how to get them installed in your environment. Then he’ll walk you through getting them connected to Office 365 and Azure and actually doing some work with them. Finally he’ll show you some tricks to get around the limitations. When this session is finished you’ll be armed with all the information you need to fire up PowerShell and wrangle Office 365 and Azure AD into submission.

Visit the Mississippi PowerShell User Group website to learn more about Todd and to find out more details about this month’s meeting.

The Mississippi PowerShell User Group Meetings are held online (via Skype for Business) on the second Tuesday of each month at 8:30pm Central Time and are free to attend. The system requirements to attend these online meetings can be found on the MSPSUG website under the “Attendee Info” section.

Register via EventBrite to receive the URL for this meeting.

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Mississippi PowerShell User Group Virtual Meeting – July 14th 2015

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Jul 7, 2015
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Join us virtually on Tuesday, July 14th at 8:30pm Central Time when PowerShell MVP Sean Kearney will present “Introduction to Windows PowerShell”.

Windows PowerShell is not a difficult system to work with however sometimes, like with anything in life, you stare at it and say “Where do I even start?”. In this session we will do a very simple overview of Windows PowerShell and what it is and how to make it useful at very simple level. It comes directly from a person who had Zero time to learn about any technology in his first IT Job, Windows PowerShell MVP, Sean Kearney. You might not master PowerShell after this session, but you certainly should be a little more comfortable to open up the door and play afterwards.

Visit the Mississippi PowerShell User Group website to learn more about Sean and to find out more details about this month’s meeting.

The Mississippi PowerShell User Group Meetings are held online (via Microsoft Lync) on the second Tuesday of each month at 8:30pm Central Time and are free to attend. The system requirements to attend these online meetings can be found on the MSPSUG website under the “Attendee Info” section.

Register via EventBrite to receive the URL for this meeting.

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