NYC PowerShell User Group - 9/9/2013 - Desired State Configuration and WMI Eventing

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



Pizza is being sponsored by SAPIEN, Makers of PowerShell Studio (formerly Primal Forms) and Primal Script

  • 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:

Eventbrite - NYC PowerShell UG - Desired State Configuration (PS 4.0) and WMI Eventing



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:


Meeting Date: 
Monday, September 9, 2013 - 17:30 - 20:00


1290 Avenue of the Americas 6th Floor
New York, NY 10104
United States