Arizona PowerShell – August 7th

Topic: PowerShell in a Commercial Application

In this session Tom will show you how custom modules and functions can be used to validate product requirements, deploy, monitor and support a commercial enterprise class software application.

About our speaker: 

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Tom Towns is a seasoned system development, SQL Server database and system administration professional.  He has contributed on multiple successful enterprise class commercial health insurance software applications as a senior technical expert and manager in start-ups and large corporations.  Tom’s current areas of focus are DevOps, development/test infrastructure, automated continuous deployment, software packaging, client software deployment and Microsoft Azure.

Where:

Sign up here: EventBrite

Please only signup via EventBrite if you intend to attend on site in Tempe.

Tuesday August 7th, from 5:30 pm – 8 pm Arizona Time ( first 30 minutes reserved for speaker setup and for attendees to  network).  Speaker should start around 6 pm.

Tek Systems 
2625 South Plaza Drive
Suite #301 : 3rd Floor in the main conference room.
Tempe, AZ

 

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Arizona PowerShell – July 10th

Topic: Parsing SCCM Logs and Taking action on them

Parsing and looking at all the various log files that an SCCM client has can be a large task.  Come to this session where Thom will show you how to use PowerShell to parse the logs and then take action on the parsed logs.

About our Speaker:

Thom Schumacher is an IT professional with over 25 years’ experience  Thom’s background includes  10 years as an Avionics technician and 16 years for a major computer manufacturer. He is presently working as a contractor for an Electric distributor.

Thom started the Microsoft PowerShell user’s group in Austin Texas.  Thom’s Microsoft PowerShell expertise is in IIS, TFS,  & supporting dot net code.  Thom has attended a number of the Microsoft PowerShell user’s conference in the US and has spoken at the Asian Microsoft PowerShell conference in Singapore. He is passionate about teaching what he knows and automating whatever he can.

Where:

Sign up here: EventBrite

Please only signup via EventBrite if you intend to attend on site in Tempe.

Tuesday July 10th, from 5:30 pm – 8 pm Arizona Time ( first 30 minutes reserved for speaker setup and for attendees to  network).  Speaker should start around 6 pm.

Tek Systems 
2625 South Plaza Drive
Suite #301 : 3rd Floor in the main conference room.
Tempe, AZ

 

Arizona PowerShell June 5th

Topic: Never in Plain Text: Protecting Credentials in PowerShell Scripts

Least-privilege security means two things:

  1. You operate your system as a standard user;
  2. Your scripts generally require different credentials

We never want plain text credentials in our scripts. In this session, Tim performs a survey of the most common (and uncommon) methods to protect credentials in PowerShell source code. We will embrace both community modules as well as Azure Key Vault in our discussion.

We never want plain text credentials in our scripts. In this session, Tim performs a survey of the most common (and uncommon) methods to protect credentials in PowerShell source code. We will embrace both community modules as well as Azure Key Vault in our discussion.

About our Speaker Tim Warner

Timothy Warner is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in Cloud and Datacenter Management who is based in Nashville, TN. His professional specialties include Microsoft Azure, cross-platform PowerShell, and all things Windows Server-related. You can reach Tim via Twitter (@TechTrainerTim), LinkedIn or his blog, AzureDepot.com.

Where:

Signup here: EventBrite

Tuesday June 5th, from 5:30 pm – 8 pm Arizona Time ( first 30 minutes reserved for speaker setup and for attendees to  network).  Speaker should start around 6 pm.

Tek Systems 
2625 South Plaza Drive
Suite #301 : 3rd Floor in the main conference room.
Tempe, AZ

Please only signup via eventbrite if you intend to attend on site in Tempe.

Arizona PowerShell May 1st

Questions from the Demo:

Here are a few links from the presentation.

Blog posts from James O’Neill on his additions to the PS Excel module

https://jamesone111.wordpress.com/2017/11/25/getting-parts-of-excel-files-as-images/

https://jamesone111.wordpress.com/2017/12/05/using-the-import-excel-part-1-importing/

https://jamesone111.wordpress.com/2017/12/11/using-the-import-excel-module-part-2-putting-data-into-xlsx-files/

https://jamesone111.wordpress.com/2017/12/12/using-the-import-excel-module-part-3-pivots-and-charts-data-and-calculations/

PowerShell and Excel – Better together

Learn how to use PowerShell and Microsoft Excel for sophisticated reporting. This talk will show you how to use the PowerShell Excel Module (more than 70K downloads), hosted in the PowerShell Gallery. Doug Finke, Microsoft MVP and creator of the module will demo its features and pull back the covers on how it was built. Learn how to make eye-popping charts and the techniques used to integrate PowerShell with Excel, helping make great reports and improve your skills authoring PowerShell modules.

Our Speaker-  Doug Finke

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Doug Finke, author of the O’Reilly title “PowerShell for Developers” and 9-time Microsoft MVP, builds advanced PowerShell tools, gluing things together, making humans faster and more agile. From release pipelines to DevOps in the Cloud, surfacing APIs around .NET DLLs like his popular PowerShell Excel module and his latest, building PowerShell Azure Functions to make them accessible as REST APIs. Catch up with Doug at his blog https://dfinke.github.io

 

Where:

Signup here: EventBrite

Tuesday May 1st, from 5:30 pm – 8 pm Arizona Time ( first 30 minutes reserved for speaker setup and for attendees to  network).  Speaker should start around 6 pm.

Tek Systems 
2625 South Plaza Drive
Suite #301 : 3rd Floor in the main conference room.
Tempe, AZ

 

 

Arizona PowerShell April 3rd

See the Video from this session here

Literate DevOps with PowerShell and Jupyter

With a brief overview of Donald Knuth’s decades old concept of literate programming, we’ll get an introduction to it’s modern application to DevOps. Learn how you can create programs, deployment scripts, and automation tools with significantly better documentation by changing your attitude toward the construction of programs: concentrate on explaining to human beings what you want the computer to do. We’ll also look at some related tools, like Binder, Jupyter Hubs and Labs, nteract and Hydrogen, with Atom.

Our Speaker: *Joel “Jaykul” Bennett:* 4Z3R8fYm_400x400[1]

* A little bit about me…

I’m a problem-driven developer: always looking for new challenges that can be solved. I blog, lead user groups, speak, and am, in general, a passionate advocate for quality software, best practices and automation. I’m a 9-time recipient of a Microsoft MVP award for PowerShell and Cloud and DataCenter Management (up for my 10th on the first of July).

Finally, I grew up in Costa Rica, and speak (English and) Spanish fluently.

* Outside of Development and PowerShell…

I love disc golf, soccer, and tinkering: arduino, raspberry pi, anything that will hold solder and might be able to automate away a button push 😉

Where:

Signup here: EventBrite

Tuesday April 3rd, from 5:30 pm – 8 pm Arizona Time ( first 30 minutes reserved for speaker setup and for attendees to  network).  Speaker should start around 6 pm.

Tek Systems 
2625 South Plaza Drive
Suite #301 : 3rd Floor in the main conference room.
Tempe, AZ

Arizona PowerShell March 6th

Having fun with PowerShell 6.0 – JEA, remoting and cross-
platform

With the recent release of PowerShell 6.0 a lot of questions about remoting, using it across different platforms and what the implications are for JEA. In this session we will briefly go over these core concepts before diving into what PowerShell 6.0 brings to the table and what we are going to pay attention to in the future.
If you are already working with PowerShell 6.0 and you have specific questions be sure to have them prepared, as Yaap will be more than happy to go beyond the content covered in this session.

About our Speaker zakelijk portret bedrijfsportret

Jaap Brasser is a Technical Marketing Engineer at Rubrik and an CDM MVP with a big passion for scripting and automation. As an IT professional Jaap is part of several professional communities, speaks at technical events and writes articles on a variety of subjects on his personal blog and other websites or magazines. As an active member of the PowerShell community he supports users by providing answers in forums, blogs about PowerShell and creates and shares PowerShell modules and functions.
Blog: www.jaapbrasser.com/
Twitter: twitter.com/jaap_brasser
GitHub: github.com/jaapbrasser

Where:

Signup here: EventBrite

Tuesday March 6th, from 5:30 pm – 8 pm Arizona Time ( first 30 minutes reserved for speaker setup and for attendees to  network).  Speaker should start around 6 pm.

Tek Systems 
2625 South Plaza Drive
Suite #301 : 3rd Floor in the main conference room.
Tempe, AZ

Arizona PowerShell Jan 9th

Infrastructure testing with Pester

During this session we will explore Infrastructure testing with Pester.

About our Speaker:
Adam Bertram is a 20-year veteran of IT. He’s currently an automation engineer, blogger, independent consultant, freelance writer, author, trainer, and presenter. Adam focuses on DevOps, system management, and automation technologies as well as various cloud platforms. He is a Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP and efficiency nerd that enjoys teaching others a better way to leverage automation. Catch up on Adam’s articles at http://adamtheautomator.com , Connect on LinkedIn or follow him on Twitter at @adbertram

Where:

Signup here: EventBrite

Tuesday January 9th, from 5:30 pm – 8 pm Arizona Time ( first 30 minutes reserved for speaker setup and for attendees to  network).  Speaker should start around 6 pm.

Tek Systems 
2625 South Plaza Drive
Suite #301 : 3rd Floor in the main conference room.
Tempe, AZ

Arizona PowerShell Dec 5th

GUI tools using PowerShell

During this session we will explore how to create a GUI interface to enhance scripts to become true tools that can be used by non-technical resources.
We will explore using some free tools and some almost free options.
At the conclusion of this session users will have an understanding of form properties and actions and how they relate to PowerShell code.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a thumb drive for sharing of sample code.

One example gui creator for powershell: https://poshgui.com/

 

About our Speaker:

Mark MacLachlan is a 25 year IT veteran who specializes in Windows, Active Directory and Microsoft Exchange automation.  He is a former Microsoft employee and VBScript trainer.  Mark embraced PowerShell when it was first released and quickly built on his existing scripting knowledge.  Mark enjoys tool building with PowerShell to make his and his team’s IT duties easier.  His motto is “Work smarter, not harder.”

 

Where

Signup here: EventBrite

Tuesday December 5th, from 5:30 pm – 8 pm Arizona Time ( first 30 minutes reserved for speaker setup and for attendees to  network).  Speaker should start around 6 pm.

Tek Systems 
2625 South Plaza Drive
Suite #301 : 3rd Floor in the main conference room.
Tempe, AZ

Arizona PowerShell Nov 7th

Data Decisions for PowerShell

When you create a PowerShell command or tool, sometimes you need to incorporate external data. Perhaps you need to process data from an external source. Or your command needs to commit data to disk in some fashion. Fortunately, there are many options besides a simple text file. Unfortunately, it can be confusing trying to decide what approach to take. In this session, we’ll discuss your options, decision points and a few best practices.

About our Speaker Jeffery Hicks JeffHicks_2017_medium

Jeffery Hicks is an IT veteran with over 25 years of experience, much of it spent as an IT infrastructure consultant specializing in Microsoft server technologies with an emphasis in automation and efficiency. He is a multi-year recipient of the Microsoft MVP Award.  He works today as an independent author, teacher and consultant. Jeff has taught and presented on PowerShell and the benefits of automation to IT Pros worldwide. Jeff has authored and co-authored a number of books, writes for numerous online sites and print publications, is a contributing editor at Petri.com, a Pluralsight author, and a frequent speaker at technology conferences and user groups.  You can keep up with Jeff on Twitter (http://twitter.com/JeffHicks) and on his blog (https://jdhitsolutions.com/blog).

Where

Signup here: EventBrite

Tuesday September 12th, from 5:30 pm – 8 pm Arizona Time ( first 30 minutes reserved for speaker setup and for attendees to  network).  Speaker should start around 6 pm.

Tek Systems 
2625 South Plaza Drive
Suite #301 : 3rd Floor in the main conference room.
Tempe, AZ

AZ – PowerShell Saturday

On Saturday October 14, 2017, the Arizona PowerShell Users group is coming to the Wells Fargo Chandler Facility for an all-day free PowerShell training event. We suggest participants bring a laptop for hands on experience. This event is open to IT professionals and PowerShell Enthusiasts. Participants will be required to sign up via the Event Brite page to gain entry.  If you are a Wells Fargo employee you will need to bring your badge.

Where:

Address is 2800 South Price Rd. park in the parking garage located behind the 2800 building The entrance to the 2800 building faces the parking garage. As you walk to the entrance, enter thru the doors on the left to the guard station to pick up your badge. Proceed to classrooms

Sponsors

This event has been made possible by our sponsors. TekSystems.

Our sponsor Tek Systems will be providing pizza for lunch.  Wells Fargo has a small cafeteria with purchasable snack  and drink items (self service).  Coffee, water and tea are provided by our Venue sponsor (Wells Fargo).

Donuts will be available during the AM portion of the event.

Please see the event website for speakers and session details:
http://powershellsaturday.com/013/

Venue:

Wells Fargo site policy limits internet access to employees only. Should you need access to the internet please bring your own hotspot.

Our speakers include:

  • Will Anderson is a 15 year infrastructure veteran who specializes in Patch Management as well as Compliance and Systems Center Configuration Manager. He works in environments ranging over 150,000 users. He has a broad range of knowledge in products and services ranging from Exchange, Active Directory, Group policies and Applications. He often blogs about how he uses PowerShell to make his admin and engineering task easier.

 

  • Jason Helmick is a consultant and teacher, currently working for his favorite learning company Pluralsight. He has worked in the IT industry for more than 25 years focused on strategic IT business planning. Jason is a highly successful and sought after IT author, columnist, lecturer, and instructor with a specialty of DevOps and automation practices for the IT Ops professional. He is an avid contributor in the PowerShell community and a board member COO/CFO of Powershell.org

 

  • Tommy Maynard is a Windows PowerShell enthusiast with over 15 years of IT experience supporting desktops, servers and other Microsoft technologies as well as helping educate and inspire people that work in the industry to embrace PowerShell scripting and automation. His goal is to educate and inspire people that work in his industry to embrace PowerShell, scripting and automation.

 

  • Jason Yoder is a Microsoft Certified Trainer, SAPIEN PowerShell MVP delivering PowerShell instruction since version 1.  He is also a Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy. He has a bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree as well as high level Microsoft Certifications on all operating systems from Windows NT4 to Windows Server 2012. Jason  helped develop the official PowerShell training with Microsoft.

More about PowerShell: PowerShell is a Windows and Linux scripting language developed by Microsoft for the purpose of task automation and configuration management. This powerful scripting language is used extensively throughout the whole IT Industry.

 

Please sign up here: Event Brite

To see more information on the event and speakers see the following links:

http://powershellsaturday.com/013/

http://powershellsaturday.com/013/speaker/
Schedule:

Time Speaker Topic Room Workshop
8am – 9am Setup Setup Setup Setup
9am-10am Jason Yoder FASTER!!!! Make Your Code Run Faster! 1 No
10am-11am Tommy Maynard An Advanced Function Template 1 No
11am-Noon Yoder, Maynard Workshop* 1 Yes
Noon-1pm Lunch Lunch** Lunch Lunch
1pm-2pm Will Anderson Using Desired State Configuration in Azure 1 No
2pm-3pm Jason Helmick PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) for the IT Ops guy 1 No
3pm-5pm Anderson, Helmick Workshop* 1 Yes