Here in Rochester we tend to have presentations almost every month, but every once in awhile, we've got to have a Script Club, and we usually do that in December.
We are meeting on the 2nd Thursday of the month (December 13th), as usual, and we're having PowerShell Script Club.
What is a PowerShell Script Club?
Script Clubs are like a hands on lab without a set topic or teacher. You bring an idea for a script, and ask your fellow PowerShell users for help getting the script written. We'll break up into groups and we'll work on scripts. Please bring your ideas, your challenges, your laptops, and your half-written scripts. At New Horizons we're blessed with a lab full of computers, so you don't have to bring a laptop to script (in fact, feel free to just bring your idea, or put a draft of your script on http://PoshCode.org or http://Pastebin.com), but it obviously helps to have whatever you're used to.
Join us this month for a great getting started session where John Mello will be presenting on the PowerShell pipeline. We also plan to have a Script Club following John's talk so be sure to bring along any scripts that you're working on. You definitely don't want to miss this informative session especially if you're relatively new to PowerShell.
Please register if you plan to attend @ http://phillyposh.org or use the button below.
NOTE: Rescheduled from 1/24/2013 to 2/11/2013
Our 12th official meetup is coming up fast. For December we're planning something special. In the spirit of sharing our group will host its first Script Exchange. This of this as an evening of "Shell and Tell". Each of you should challenge yourself to automate *something* with PowerShell - at work, at home, doesn't matter. Bring it with you to the Script Exchange, where we'll pair off and you'll have the chance to teach what you did to others and learn from what their work as well.
Keith Mayer (Technical Evangelist, Microsoft) demonstrated all 2,400 new cmdlets with Windows Server 2012 and PowerShell V3. Well actually, he demonstrated a lot of functionality associated with the Hyper-V and Storage cmdlets.
Josh Miller will present an overview of various options for reporting the output from a PowerShell script.
It looks like we need to take November off. There are still no L trains running so Tome cannot get to the Microsoft office to give the requested talk about regular expressions. Also, with no one working downtown it hardly seems like we'll get much of a turnout. Our next meeting will be December 10th. We'll have RSVP information up in the next week or so.
Now that we've talked (last month) about why we would write PowerShell Modules, we're ready to talk more about what goes into them. On November 8th, Joel Bennett (Microsoft PowerShell MVP) will be presenting again, so please join us as we discuss what goes into a module, how to get started on your own, and what the important parts of a Module Manifest are (and how to write one that works in both PowerShell 2 and 3).