Arizona PowerShell Users Group December 2019

Topic: PowerShell for Beginners – Getting started

Come to this session where you can learn about: How to quickly get up and running with PowerShell, even if you have ZERO prior experience. This session is for anyone looking to learn the fundamentals of PowerShell.

About our Speaker:

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Cole Gendreau – I have been working in the IT field since professionally since 2012, and am primarily self-taught. I was lucky to have someone take a chance on me out of high school, and have not looked back since. I am an avid, life long learner. Currently, I serve as IT Manager for a local Arizona company that does around $50+ million annual revenue and has ~200 employees. The IT department consists of myself and one hard working help desk technician. That being said, there are many hats to be worn on a day-to-day basis, and quite frequently I am faced with issues where PowerShell has enabled me to succeed in a predicament that would not be feasible without the this incredible tool.

I am deeply passionate about PowerShell among many other things, and am honored for the opportunity to teach and learn alongside other individuals interesting in learning!

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 or Meetup

Tuesday December 3rd, 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 November 2019

Topic: Using the Requirements PowerShell Module for Cross-Platform Configuration Management

Come to this session where you can learn about: PowerShell framework for decoratively defining and idem-potently imposing system configurations.

 

About our Speaker:

Trevor Sullivan  – I have been working in the IT field since 2004, and am primarily self-taught. That means that I do not have a college degree, and I am quite proud to publicize that. I have a sincere passion for learning about all sorts of various technologies in the world of systems management and network infrastructure. Because I am self-taught, and have relied heavily on the various online communities (including Google) for support during my earlier years in IT, I feel very strongly about contributing back to the community, and sharing information freely with others. Blogging is one way that I can achieve that, followed by participation in e-mail mailing lists and online discussion forums.

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 November 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

Arizona PowerShell Users Group September 2019

Topic: Creating HTML from PowerShell objects

In this session we’ll explore the different ways to create HTML Objects.  Including built in CMDLETS with PowerShell and some community modules as well. 


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About our Speaker:

Thom Schumacher is an IT professional with over 25 years’ experience Thom’s background includes 10 years as an Avionics tech 16 years for a major computer manufacturer, and his last position was with an eCommerce company. Thom is currently employed with Ercot.

Thom started the Microsoft PowerShell user’s group in Austin Texas & is the current Leader of the Arizona PowerShell users group. Thom’s Microsoft PowerShell expertise is in IIS, TFS, SQL Reporting Services, supporting dot net developers and their code. He has also written a chapter in Powershell Conference Book.

Thom spoke at the 2016 Asia Powershell Conference and led and spoke for Arizona Powershell Saturday in 2016 and 2017.

He is passionate about teaching what he knows and automating whatever he can.
Thom’s hobbies include motorcycles, woodworking and PowerShell

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 September 10th, 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 August 2019

Topic: Keeping SQL clusters active After Patching

Use case: We are still using Windows FCI (Fail Over Cluster Instances) during patch windows the Network Operations Center (NOC) will often reboot servers and forget to move the SQL Server resources back to the node they just rebooted. We needed a way to allow the NOC to find all the Windows FIC’s that were running more than ( 1 ) SQL role on a single physical server.

Approach: since we needed a way to query the FCI names from Active directory we decided to use PowerShell vs TSQL. This session will be about how this was accomplished using PowerShell

About our Speaker:

Andrew Mora
Andrew Mora is a SQL Server DBA by trade now spending time in a management role. The focus of our effort over the next year will be to automate as many tasks as possible using powershell.

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Tuesday August 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 Users Group July 2019

Topic: Getting started with PowerShell modules

If you missed this Talk you can see the video here:

Additionally the Scripts and examples Kevin posted here:

https://github.com/KevinMarquette/ModulePresentation

PowerShell modules are the preferred way to package and distribute your PowerShell. In this session, Kevin will break down what a module actually is and how to build one from scratch. We will cover some common patterns and practices for developing modules. Kevin will show you the structure behind his modules. This session should give you the guidance needed to start building your own modules and also show you where to go next after you understand the basics.

About our Speaker:

Kevin Marquette
Kevin Marquette is the Principal DevOps Engineer for loanDepot in Irvine, CA, Microsoft MVP, 2018 PowerShell Hero, and SoCal PowerShell User Group Organizer, and Author behind  https://powershellexplained.com/ .

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 July 9th, 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 June 2019

Material for this session can be found here:

Topic: Open Source PowerShell 101

Almost 3 years ago, Microsoft announced that they were open sourcing PowerShell Core, a cross platform version of PowerShell. One month ago Microsoft announced that the next version of PowerShell will supersede both the current version of Windows PowerShell and the current version of PowerShell Core, bringing us back to just PowerShell. With all current and future investments going into open source PowerShell, it’s a great opportunity to get connected with others through the open source PowerShell repository and help drive the direction of PowerShell going forward. But how do you do that? When or how can you contribute? What is the process for contributing to PowerShell? Does contributing mean writing code? What if you’re not a developer, what then? Regardless of whether you use PowerShell ad-hoc in a terminal, write scripts/functions/modules with PowerShell in an editor, or know how to program in C# and maybe write binary modules for PowerShell, there are plenty of ways you can contribute, and many of them don’t involve writing code at all. In this session, Kirk “Poshoholic” Munro will share some insight into how the process works, identify many ways you can contribute to open source PowerShell, and provide you with the information you need to know to get started today.

About our Speaker:

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Kirk Munro
Kirk Munro is a software professional with over 20 years experience, and has been awarded the Microsoft MVP award in recognition of his PowerShell and automation expertise every year since 2007. He has helped build software solutions that help IT professionals manage and learn how to manage their infrastructure for the majority of his career.

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 June 4th, 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 May 2019

Thanx to those that attended:

Slide deck and sample files are found here on github: https://github.com/crshnbrn66/PSImageRedaction/tree/master

If you missed the onsite you can view the video here on YouTube

Topic: Redacting Images with PowerShell

Redacting is defined as to censor or obscure (part of a text) for legal or security purposes.  In this session we’ll demonstrate how you can use PowerShell and DotNet methods to redact sensitive data from pictures.

About our Speakers:

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Allan Martin  is an expert in data privacy and security with over 20 years’ experience.  Partnering with market leaders Informix and IBM, he has successfully architected and delivered over 50 data privacy, test data management and data archiving solutions for Fortune 500 organizations including Bank of America, Wells Fargo, St. Jude’s Bank and many others.

Allan has helped to establish competitive, scalable and professional standards and provided vision and leadership for key technologies, including database management systems, grid computing, data privacy and encryption processes.

After leaving IBM, Allan formed ABMartin, a consulting organization leveraging skills in database design and access, Data Privacy/Obfuscation and best practices to protect companies’ classified sensitive data.  He invented and was Sr. Developer on the UMask platform, the first software solution to mask unstructured data.

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Thom Schumacher is an IT professional with over 25 years’ experience Thom’s background includes 10 years as an Avionics tech 16 years for a major computer manufacturer, and his last position was with an eCommerce company. Thom is currently employed with Ercot.

Thom started the Microsoft PowerShell user’s group in Austin Texas & is the current Leader of the Arizona PowerShell users group. Thom’s Microsoft PowerShell expertise is in IIS, TFS, SQL Reporting Services, supporting dot net developers and their code. He has also written a chapter in Powershell Conference Book.

Thom spoke at the 2016 Asia Powershell Conference and led and spoke for Arizona Powershell Saturday in 2016 and 2017.

He is passionate about teaching what he knows and automating whatever he can.
Thom’s hobbies include motorcycles, woodworking and PowerShell

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 May 7th, 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 April 2019

Topic The Many Ways to Remote

How many different ways can you remote in PowerShell? We are going to explore that question. This session will demonstrate the many different ways that you can remote to physical, and virtual machines on premise and in the cloud. You may be surprised at what you can do.

About our Speaker: Jason Yoder

Jason Yoder is a lifelong technology enthusiast, a Microsoft Certified Trainer, and a Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy. Jason holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree as well as high level Microsoft certifications on all operating systems from Windows NT 4 to Windows Server 2012. Jason started his career in 1997 as the Technology Coordinator for a public system in Indiana. He then moved to a regional engineering company in Indianapolis and helped to take them to both a national, and international level. As a Chief Information System Technician in the United States Navy, Jason works to improve naval computer systems and to train junior Sailors to become IT Professionals. Jason specializes in delivering training for Windows PowerShell, Server, and Client. His clients span public, private, government, and military organizations and has delivered training in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North America. He is also a technical reviewer for Microsoft’s official training on Windows PowerShell and the moderator for the Active Directory forums on PowerShell.com.

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 April 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 Users Group March 2019

Topic Shell & Share

This session is a chance for you to come and share some of your best time saving PowerShell Scripts.

How can you participate:

Find a script that you have used to benefit yourself / company or colleagues.  Bring that script with you to share with others your experiences and be prepared to answer questions.

Whats in it for you

Knowing that you helped someone with the work you did is always rewarding.  A sandwich or pizza will be waiting for you.

The best examples will get a little thank you (schwag) from our sponsor.

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 March 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

Arizona PowerShell Users Group February 2019

Topic PowerShell Universal Dashboard:

Thanx to all who attended this session is on you tube here:

His sample code that he provided can be found here: Adam Driscoll Github

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
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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