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

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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: 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

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