Thursday, December 3, 2015

December meeting - PowerShell User Interfaces

A well designed user interface can help your script interact with the end user by getting or displaying information to them. Learn how to create, from start to finish, a user interface with the free Visual Studio and then run this in PowerShell. We'll go over:

Creating WPF interfaces with XAML
Running them in PowerShell
Bind custom classes to the UI
Optimize the UI with multi threading

Ryan Ephgrave is a System Center consultant with Concurrency.

This month we are being sponsored by the Center for Professional Development at ITT Tech, 7905 Golden Triangle Dr Ste 100, Eden Prairie, MN Food and networking at 4:30, meeting starts at 5.

Please RSVP at

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

July 14 meeting - PowerShell output and Microsoft customer input

Your script is perfect.  It does cool stuff and shows you the results.  But now you want to keep the results.  Learn how to export your results to SQL, Excel, SharePoint, event logs, Email, text, CSV, HTML and JSON.

We will also hear about Tim’s and Derek's recent invitations to Redmond to talk to the Microsoft PowerShell and automation teams and to provide input about the current realities for customers and our requests and requirements for the future of Microsoft based automation.

Food and networking starts at 4:30.  The presentations will start at 5 PM.  We'll round out any remaining time with open forum until 7 PM , so bring your questions and stories.

The meeting will be hosted at Virteva, at 6110 Golden Hill Dr, in Golden Valley.

Please RSVP at

Thursday, June 4, 2015

June meeting canceled

Due to various conflicts and last-minute resource issues, we will not be meeting in June.  Summer break!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

April meeting at Thomson Reuters in Eagan - RSVP required

JB Lewis will be presenting "Aw CRUD! Creating, Reading, Updating, and Deleting Sharepoint List Items with PowerShell" in Eagan at Thomson Reuters.

The presentation will be a nice follow-up to the previous presentation given at Twin Cities PowerShell, showing further best practices as well as going into some detail of going from the creation of functions, to creating a module.

JB Lewis has been an IT professional for 20 years. He is currently with Hennepin County where, in addition to his regular duties, he is a PowerShell evangelist.  JB also enjoys biking, kayaking, rally, and amateur radio.

Food and networking start at 4:30 PM.  Meeting starts promptly at 5:00 PM.

NOTE: Everyone will need to RSVP so we can provide the security desk a list of names at Thomson Reuters. Preferably at least a 24 hours notice. Also, everyone will need to bring identification to present to the security desk.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

February meeting rescheduled due to weather

Due to the expected snow storm, we are rescheduling the February meeting on DSC to next Tuesday, 2/17.
The meeting will be from 5 PM to 7 PM, with food and socializing starting at 4:30 PM. Please RSVP or sign up for future meeting announcements on We will be meeting at Bluestem Brands, 6509 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, MN

Friday, February 6, 2015

New location

Remember, we will not be meeting at our usual location on February 17.
We will be meeting at Blue Stem Brands at 6509 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, MN.

Feburary 17 meeting

Matt Gohmann reviews the components of DSC and shares how it is used in production at Netgain Technology to automate provisioning of client environments. We’ll discuss lessons learned from authoring 20+ custom resources, other uses, and how to write your own configurations and resources -- the easy way.
The meeting will be from 5 PM to 7 PM, with food and socializing starting at 4:30 PM.
Please RSVP or sign up for future meeting announcements on