Thursday, December 8, 2016

December meeting - Jenkins as PowerShell automation platform

Come join us on our journey of creating a Windows pipeline and exploring open source tools for managing endpoints with PowerShell. Joe Artz and Mark Swoverland will explore the use of Jenkins as an open source tool to deliver PowerShell code to affect an endpoint.

Joe and Mark lead the System Center Configuration Manager team at Target Corporation.

Tim Curwick will also share notes from the PowerShell team and the MVP Global Summit.

We are meeting in the second floor conference room at the Microsoft Technology Center, 3601 76th St W, Edina. Food and networking start at 4:30 PM, sponsored by Robert Half Technology, and the main meeting starts at 5 PM. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided, so please RSVP at Feel free to bring a six-pack to share.

Friday, July 8, 2016

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We almost always meet in the evening on the second Tuesday of the month, Patch Tuesday.

On even numbered months this year, we are meeting at the Microsoft offices in Edina. In other months, we meet at a variety of locations around the cities. Latest details on

July 12 meeting - Open forum

This is what local user groups are for. Sharing and learning from each other.

We will talk about whatever we want to talk about. Bring your scripts to share, your questions to ask, your tips to demonstrate, and your challenges to pose. What have you learned from your experience working with PowerShell and automation? What would you like to know about our experience working with PowerShell and automation?

We are at our old stomping grounds in Eden Prairie this month, sponsored by the Center for Professional Development at ITT Tech. Food and networking at 4:30, main meeting from 5 to 7. Please RSVP on so we have an accurate head count for ordering pizza.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

March 8 - Microsoft automation platforms

Come and learn about the road map for Microsoft’s automation platforms, System Center Orchestrator, Service Management Automation and Azure Automation. Ryan Andorfer will cover the road map for these three products and then dive into how to utilize Azure Automation in the cloud and on premises for both process and configuration automation in an enterprise setting, including strategies around code management, PowerShell Module development and PowerShell DSC management.

Ryan ran the IT-Automation team for General Mills for 6 years, was a Cloud and Datacenter MVP for 3 years and is now a Microsoft Technology Solutions Professional.

We are meeting at the Microsoft Technology Center in Edina, MN. This is a secure facility. RSVP with full name is required. If you do not use your full name on meetup, please email us your full name. Please RSVP at

Food and networking starts at 4:30. The presentations will start at 5 PM. We'll keeping talking until 7 PM.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

February meeting - Microsoft PowerShell team panel

Ever wonder just what the heck the Microsoft PowerShell team was thinking? Come find out!

Keith Bankston is the senior program manager for PowerShell. Mark Gray is the senior program manager for DSC. Michael Greene is the program manager responsible for understanding customer feedback and getting it into PowerShell.

Join us for a panel discussion where they will answer all of our questions about PowerShell and we in turn will answer their questions about how we use PowerShell and how we would like to use it in the future.

Target North Campus
7300 Oak Grove Parkway
Brooklyn Park, MN

This is a secure facility. RSVP with full name is required. If you do not use your full name on meetup, please email us your full name. Park in the guest lot to the west of the complex. Check in with security with photo ID. You will be escorted to the meeting room.

Food and networking begin at 4:30. The main meeting will run from 5 to 7.