Archive for August, 2009

Summary of August 27th Users Group Meeting

August 29, 2009

During our August COPUG meeting, we touched on quite a few PowerShell subjects:

Hope to see you at our next meeting on September 24th!


August COPUG Meeting Agenda

August 24, 2009

Once again, we thank PlatForm Lab for hosting our COPUG meetings!  Our next meeting (August 27th) will be a fun one!

Tentative Agenda:

  • Hand out NetCmdlets (Thank you to the fine folks at /n software).  These cmdlets extend the features of PowerShell with a broad range of network and messaging capabilities
  • Discussion and demonstration of ZedGraph
  • PowerShell Resources
  • Upcoming meetings and sponsors (including but not limited to Idera, Quest and Sapien).
  • Round table discussion

Our meeting will start at 6:30 and will last about an hour.

1275 Kinnear Road
Columbus, OH 43212
phone: 614-675-3711

Attendance is mandatory for some of the vendor swag (hint, hint, nudge, nudge). If you are interested in attending, RSVP to:

August COPUG Meeting

August 11, 2009

We have secured a permanent meeting location for the next year.  Many thanks to Platform Lab!  Our next few meeting dates are as follows:

  • August 27, 2009
  • September 24, 2009
  • October 29, 2009
  • December 17, 2009

All meetings are at 6:30 PM (typically on the last Thursday of the month).  Click here for directions to Platform Lab.

The agenda for our August meeting will be sent shortly, we will have some swag from /n software and possibly a sponsored dinner.  Details soon!


Hope to see you there!

Summary of July 30 Users Group Meeting

August 5, 2009

We had a very successful first meeting! The first 30 minutes was dedicated to introductions and discussing meeting logistics. Following is a brief summary of that discussion:

  • We will attempt to meet monthly
  • We hope to work with Platform Lab to establish a permanent meeting location
  • Most attendees agreed that they hope to see this forum as a vehicle for PowerShell exploration
  • Introductions of the 12 people attending resulted in a broad cross section of represented technologies, for example:
    • VM
    • Active Directory
    • Operations Manager
    • Configuration Manager
    • Deployments
    • WMI
    • Exchange
    • Citrix
  • We will have guest speakers from local companies

The 2nd half of the meeting was a Q&A session with Jeff Hicks.

  • Jeff shared with us some of his thoughts with respect to PowerShell 2.0. This included:
    • Remoting (requires PowerShell V2 at both ends)
    • Background jobs
    • Enhanced commandlets
    • Graphical Powershell (ISE)
  • He also shared with us the uses of PowerShell profiles and the importance of signing yours
  • Commented on the use of PowerShell V2 AD cmdlets will only work with Windows Sercver 2008 V2
  • Early versus late filtering
  • Using WBEMTest to test WMI queries
  • How to include a function library via your profile
  • Group Policy ADM templates to lock down PowerShell on client machines
  • Discussed script source control (Sapien’s ChangeView, Visual Source Safe, Subversion

Many thanks to Quest for providing some “swag” for the meeting!

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Details of the August meeting will be posted soon.