We are kicking off the fall a little late this year, but October 10th we're going to start off with a "What's new in PowerShell?" session.
PowerShell 4 is shipping just barely a year after PowerShell 3, thanks to the release of Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2 (it will be available for Windows 7/Server 2008 as well) and brings with it Desired State Configuration, which might just change the face of Windows system administration.
Our favorite time of year. Time to kick off a new season of PowerShell chit chat in NYC!
Topic: Desired State Configuration (DSC)
PowerShell 4.0 is in public preview, and Desired State Configuration is the game-changing feature that has come out of it. DSC is built on top of PowerShell and Remoting, and it provides a way to configure servers using configuration files natively in a similar fashion to how you can with Puppet and Chef. Join Tome has he discusses what DSC is, how it is used, and how to create custom configurations using PowerShell scripts. Whether you are a developer looking for new ways to deploy your code to Windows or an IT Pro who is responsible for managing the configurations of Windows servers, you will want to learn about how this new feature works.
Speaker: Tome Tanasovski
Tome is an engineer for a market-leading global financial services firm in New York City. He is the founder and leader of the New York City PowerShell User group, a blogger, and a regular contributor to Microsoft’s Windows PowerShell forum. In 2011 he became a cofounder of the NYC Techstravaganza, coauthored the Windows PowerShell Bible, and received the title of Honorary Scripting Guy from the Hey Scripting Guy! blog. Tome has also received the MVP award from Microsoft for the last three years in Windows PowerShell.
Topic: WMI Event Registrations.
Speaker: Sunny Chakraborty
- 5:30pm - 6pm - Catch up and pizza
- 6:00pm - 8ish - UG Meeting
- 8ish pm - Drinks at Ted's
The meeting will be held, as usual, at the Microsoft offices on 6th Ave:
1290 Avenue of the Americas, Sixth Floor New York, NY 10104
You must register via eventbrite in order to attend:
We have a copy of PowerShell Toolmaking in a month of lunches as a giveaway for this meeting along with some other random knick knacks:
The last few meetups have been work-focused, time to have some fun with another scripting game!
Bring your laptop with PowerShell installed in you'd like to participate. Kibitzers welcome as well.
The focus of this game: modifying your environment. Think profiles, prompts, proxy functions, etc...
Sign up at http://www.meetup.com/Charlotte-PowerShell-Users-Group/events/137097702/
This is a community for the PowerShell enthusiast, novice and advanced alike. It is intended to be a fairly collaborative meeting, with less emphasis on presentations, and greater emphasis on problem-solving, advice and tips & tricks.
Pizza is served at this meeting. Please notify the group owner whether you plan to attend so there will be enough for all.
The RTP PowerShell Users Group seeks to provide educational opportunities and support for IT administrators, engineers, architects, developers (or anyone else at all) that would like to learn more about using PowerShell. Regardless of ability; if you would like to improve your skills you are welcome to attend and contribute to our meetings.
Please join us Thursday, September 5th when Mike F. Robbins will be joining us via Lync to present on Using CIM Cmdlets and CIM Sessions.
Full details for Registration can be found at http://powershellsatsg01.eventbrite.com, we look forward to seeing you there!