Tag Archives: DuPSUG

Virtual PowerShell Presentation Microsoft User Groups Singapore

Last Friday I presented at the PowerShell Meetup of the Microsoft User Groups based in Singapore. Having been a speakers at the PowerShell Conference Asia, which is also held in Singapore, for the past two years, it was nice to virtually be present in the Microsoft offices again. 

The session I prepared was on the topic of writing PowerShell code, what tools to use and how to leverage the strengths of those tools. I focused the presentation on using both Visual Studio Code, VSCode, and the PowerShell ISE in combination with ISESteroids.

I have uploaded all the materials I used during my presentation to my Events GitHub Repository, which is available here:

GitHub – Jaap Brasser – Events – MSUG Singapore

To get an impression of the event, the event organizer Sebastian Szumigalski was kind enough to provide me with these pictures of the event, be sure to check out his blog it contains a lot of great content. Here are some of the photos to give you an impression of the event.

The PowerPoint slides are also available on SlideShare:

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Dutch PowerShell User Group – 10th Edition

Last Thursday we hosted the tenth Dutch PowerShell User Group at Rabobank in Utrecht. It was another full day event starting at 9AM and finishing at 6PM. For this event, we had a diverse range of speakers and as a highlight we had Jakub Jareš visit our user group and giving two presentations on proper testing with Pester and Continuous Deployment for PowerShell.

Due to the enthusiasm of Ben van Zanten, Bartek Bielawski and Daniel Both we had three surprise speakers that added to our already full day of session. Our complete program of the day consisted of the following:

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09:00 10:00 Jakub Jareš Continuous deployment pipeline for PowerShell modules
10:00 11:00 André Kamman Fighting SQL Server Configuration Drift with Dynamic Pester Tests
13:00 14:00 Jakub Jareš Biggest mistakes when testing with Pester
14:00 15:00 Ralph Eckhard & Sven van Rijen Keep up with NOW! Automate (re-)building your homelab – on steroids!
15:00 16:00 Ben van Zanten Splatting and building new AD forests
16:00 17:00 Jaap Brasser The best tool for the job: Working with VScode and ISE
17:00 17:30 Bartek Bielawski & Daniel Both Distributed configuration management and source control

I have uploaded all the materials I used during my presentation to my Events GitHub Repository, which is available here:

GitHub – Jaap Brasser – Events – DuPSUG 10

For the Dutch PowerShell User Group we maintain a separate repository which we keep updated with all presentation materials as they are made available by our presenters, this is available here:

GitHub – DuPSUG – DuPSUG 10

We would like to extend our thanks to our event sponsor, Rabobank for sponsoring us. The speakers and attendees alike for taking time out of their busy schedules to attend our meeting. To give you an impression of the event here are some pictures of the day:

 

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PowerShell and Security – Presentation at iSense

As mentioned in the previous blog post I was invited to speak at iSense to talk about PowerShell and Security. This event was fully by sponsored by iSense who provided the attendees with a great experience. Before my session I was briefly interviewed and the interview, in Dutch, will be available soon.

Security is a topic that continues to make headlines around the world and as a result, PowerShell is mentioned more often either as an method to exploit or to prevent and secure your system. In this presentation I showed how PowerShell can be configured to provide insights in what scripts and tools are running in your environment and how to secure your PowerShell endpoints using Just Enough Administration, JEA.

The audience after 90 minutes of PowerShell and Security

The audience after 90 minutes of PowerShell and Security

After the presentation I received a lot of questions about PowerShell in general and the Dutch PowerShell User Group, we will soon be holding another PowerShell User Group meeting, for more information visit the following link: 10th DuPSUG Meeting, there are at the time of writing still a few tickets available for this event on the 9th of March.

Furthermore, at the Dutch PowerShell User Group we are working on putting out some events that are a bit more beginner oriented. For anyone who is interested in learning more about PowerShell stay tuned as we have a lot of good interesting stuff in the works.

The presentation deck and the slides are as always available on GitHub:
GitHub – Jaap Brasser – Events – iSense2017

For more information I have provided an overview of all the links in this article:

PowerShell and Security @ iSense
GitHub – Slides and code
iSense
Dutch PowerShell User Group
IT Future Lab – PowerShell and Security

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9th DuPSUG Meeting – Ninth time is the charm

The 9th Dutch PowerShell User Group meeting, almost exactly four years after our very first meeting. First of all I would like to thank everyone involved, speakers, IPsoft and our attendees for making this event into a success. We announced this event just 6 days before it was actually held and we were at full capacity within two days. A great show of community involvement which was definitely present during the evening.

During the event we had the following  three speakers and sessions:

Speaker Session
Aleksandar Nikolić Just Enough Administration (JEA), a New Solution for Delegated Administration
Flynn Bundy Getting started with Windows Server Containers
Jaap Brasser Read the Friendly PowerShell Logs

The event was hosted and generously sponsored by IPsoft and the following photos will give you an impression of the event:

We have also created a separate repository on the DuPSUG GitHub account which has all available presentations:

9TH DUPSUG MEETING

During the evening Thierry Cailleau once provided us with live reports of the content being presented including notes and links in our Slack channel, dupsug.slack.com. Feel free to join us there to catch up on the details of the evening.

We hope to see you again in the next year as we have many more events planned in 2017!

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Recap of Dutch PowerShell Saturday September 2016

Last weekend we gathered for yet another PowerShell Saturday, this time hosted in Amsterdam by IPsoft who generously provided us with the space to hold our meeting. This was the second time we organized the PowerShell Saturday event and it was nice to see that once again we had a great turnout. Not the least because of the great line up of speakers, during the event we had the following four speakers:

Speaker Session
Flynn Bundy Nano Server – The Future is Now
Javy de Koning Optimizing code for collaboration
Matthew Hodgkins Chatops with PowerShell
Irwin Strachan OVF – Pester for SysAdmins

During the event we took a number of pictures to give you an impression of event:

During the event Thierry Cailleau provided us with live reports of the content being presented including notes and links in our Slack channel, dupsug.slack.com. Feel free to join us there to catch up on the details of the day or if you have any questions regarding the content that was shared during PowerShell Saturday.

After a full morning and afternoon of presentations we continued on with the Open Stage, this is the section of the PowerShell Saturday where we will have room for several short presentations, the opportunity to share something interesting you have found out when working with PowerShell and a moment to discuss common issues. In which both me and Flynn shared some ideas on Docker and exporting PowerShell objects as binary streams.

For the full list of materials shared during the event and the open stage please refer to this overview of links:

Links in this article
Flynn Bundy DevBlog
Javy de Koning – Optimizing code for collaboration
Matthew Hodgkins – ChatOps presentation
Matthew Hodgkins – Hubot DSC Resource / PSHubotDocker
ChatOps – Managing Operations in Group Chat
Irwin Strachan – OVF – Pester for SysAdmins
Dutch PowerShell User Group – DuPSUG

 

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Dutch PowerShell User Group – Featuring the Microsoft Scripting Guy

Last week as DuPSUG we organized another Dutch PowerShell User Group meetup with no one less than the Microsoft Scripting guy presenting two sessions at our humble event. The event was sponsored by: Methos

During the event we had the following sessions and speakers:

Speaker Session
Scripting Guy Ed’s 5 favorite things about PowerShell 5.0
Ben Gelens Start-NewEra.ps1 –Repo PowerShell
Jaap Brasser Testing in PowerShell – Unit testing, Integration testing and Operational Tests
Rob Sewel PowerShell PowerBi and SQL – Reducing your DBA’s Context Switching
Scripting Guy Conf Mgmt with Azure Automation DSC – Cloud & On-Prem, Windows & Linux
Jeff Wouters Azure Resource Manager – Make it so!

I have also created a repository for this event that contains all the presentations as they have been provided to me by the presenters:

GitHub – DuPSUG – DuPSUG008

Aside from the speakers and the sessions themselves, in the audience we had an additional 3 PowerShell MVPs visiting the event, bringing up the total to six:

For more information about the topics in this article please visit the links below:

Links in this article
Start-NewEra.ps1 –Repo PowerShell
Testing in PowerShell – Unit testing, Integration testing and Operational Tests
PowerShell PowerBi and SQL – Reducing your DBA’s Context Switching
Dutch PowerShell User Group – DuPSUG
GitHub – DuPSUG – DuPSUG008
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Recap of first DuPSUG – PowerShell Saturday

Last weekend as DuPSUG we organized the first Dutch PowerShell Saturday. Within three days we had to instate a waiting list for attendees to sign up on, as we had run out of tickets. To meet the demand for this unique events, we were lucky enough to be sponsored by the following four companies: Platani, Sapien Technologies, PowerTheShell and Manning Publications.

During the event we had the following sessions and speakers:

Furthermore there was the PowerQuiz, a twenty-one question quiz to encourage team work and to put some energy back into the room after lunch. The questions and answers are available here:

PowerQuiz – PowerShell Quiz

PowerQuiz

For more information in regards to PowerShell Saturdays or if you are interested in hosting a similar event locally feel free to reach out as I am always happy to share out lessons learned from organizing this event.

For more information about the topics in this article please visit the links below:

Links in this article
PowerShell DSC and Windows Containers, the Perfect Match – GitHub
Lock down your System, no more Admins – GitHub
PowerQuiz – PowerShell Quiz
Dutch PowerShell User Group – DuPSUG

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