Arizona PowerShell Users Group February 2019

Topic PowerShell Universal Dashboard:

PowerShell Universal Dashboard In this session we will look at how to create dashboards, websites and REST APIs using PowerShell Universal Dashboard. First, we will walk through the basics of Universal Dashboard. This will involve topics such as how to get started creating basic dashboards and running a web server; right in the PowerShell console. Next, we will expose REST APIs through PowerShell script to host along side our dashboard and show how to consume it will other services. After creating a REST API, we will introduce a login page, add interactive controls to allow users to manipulate the dashboard to view data in new ways and expand our dashboard to multiple pages. Finally, we will look at how to host your dashboard in as a Windows service or in IIS.

About our speaker: Adam Driscoll adamdriscoll.jpg_large

Adam Driscoll is a software architect, business owner and a Cloud and Datacenter MVP based out of Hailey, ID, USA. He develops and architects threat analytic solutions for STEALTHbits Technologies during the day and runs his own PowerShell tooling business by night. He is a published author, open-source contributor and speaker.

Where:

If you are interested in joining remotely Browse to our Youtube Channel and look for our speaker:

If you plan on being OnSite please sign up via EventBrite

Tuesday February 5th, from 5:30 pm – 7 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 Users Group January 2019

Title: “Make Your Transition from PowerShell ISE to Visual Studio Code Painless”

 

The PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE) is unofficially deprecated, and Microsoft encourages us PowerShell scripters to adopt Visual Studio Code. Have you been resistant? In this session Microsoft MVP Tim Warner walks you through how to set up Visual Studio Code for PowerShell development. Lots and lots of productivity tips and tricks–be sure to attend!

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:

If you are interested in joining remotely Browse to our Youtube Channel and look for our speaker:

Make Your Transition from PowerShell ISE to Visual Studio Code Painless

If you plan on being OnSite please sign up here: EventBrite

Tuesday January 8th, from 5:30 pm – 7 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 Users Group December 2018

I’m excited to announce that a great speaker(Kirk Munro) will be next months PowerShell users group speaker. He has a number of video’s for the various topics he has spoken about on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=poshoholic

You can find his information on twitter here https://twitter.com/Poshoholic
Every time I’ve listened to him speak I’ve learned something new.

Session will be December 4th  2018.

Since he will be remote we’ll be doing this via live stream via hangouts.

 

Arizona PowerShell – Nov 6th

Topic:  All about HashTables

PowerShell is based on Objects and one of the most common things that either create an object or are contained in an object  is a HasTable.  Come to this session to see how hashtables work in PowerShell. How they can be used in PowerShell.

 

Link to material presented on the 6th: Powershell Hashtables 

Click on Raw and it should allow for download.

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 November 6th, from 5:30 pm – 7 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 – Oct 2nd

Topic:  Debugging PowerShell Scripts

Getting an effective and reusable script requires debugging.  Debugging for PowerShell can be done in multiple different tools.  During this session Thom will demonstrate how to Debug your PowerShell scripts. Using PowerShell ISE, Visual Studio code and PowerShell.exe

Link to material: Powershell Debugging

Scripts

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 October 2nd, from 5:30 pm – 7 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 – September 4th

Topic: From PowerShell Function to Serverless code with Azure Functions

A practical session on how we can move our existing code to the Cloud. What can be re-used? Which code should we leave in our existing silos?

These questions will be answered in this session focussed on what Serverless means for our PowerShell code. The approach we will take is as follows: we will take our existing code and transfer into Serverless code using Azure Functions; we evaluate changes or optimizations to take into account and how can we maximize the benefits of using Serverless.

Join us and find out!

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 September 4th, 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 – 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

 

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