Arizona PowerShell Users Group February 2019

Topic PowerShell Universal Dashboard:

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

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 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 – 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 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 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