We are pleased to inform you about our upcoming User Group meeting on the 2nd of October, which will be a ‘whole day’-event.
Note that ticket sells end at the 29th of September!
For the first time in our history the event will be held at the Microsoft head office of The Netherlands.
08:30 – 09:00 | Reception
09:00 – 09:15 | Welcome, introduction and DuPSUG changes | Jeff Wouters (MVP Windows PowerShell)
09:15 – 10:45 | CDXML – the hidden path to PowerShell modules | Richard Siddaway (MVP Windows PowerShell)
10:45 – 11:00 | Break
11:00 – 12:30 | ??? | Lee Holmes (Principle Software Design Engineer – PowerShell Product Team)
11:15 – 12:00 | PowerShell Summit, September meeting and debate | DuPSUG
12:30 – 13:30 | Lunch
13:30 – 15:30 | Talk about a product… Trust us, cool stuff! | Ferdinand Rios (CEO Sapien Technologies Inc.)
15:30 – 15:45 | Break
15:45 – 17:00 | PowerShell AST – Dissecting PowerShell scripts | Jeff Wouters (MVP Windows PowerShell)
17:00 – 18:00 | Q & A
Speaker: Lee Holmes [MSFT PowerShell Product Team]
Bio: Lee Holmes is a developer on the Microsoft Windows PowerShell team, and has been an authoritative source of information
about PowerShell since its earliest betas. His vast experience with Windows PowerShell lets him to integrate both the ‘how’ and
the ‘why’ into discussions. Lee’s integration with the PowerShell and administration community (via newsgroups, mailing lists, and blogs) gives
him a great deal of insight into the problems faced by all levels of administrators, and PowerShell users alike.
Speaker: Richard Siddaway [MVP Windows PowerShell]
Title: CDXML – the hidden path to PowerShell modules
Abstract: Over 60% of the PowerShell functionality in the Windows 8/2012 family is created using CDXML files.
These are XML based wrapper files that take a CIM class and turn it into a PowerShell module.
This session will show you how these modules work and more importantly how you can easily produce your own.
The session completes with a look at a CDXML module that greatly simplifies working with the registry.
This will be a demo and code heavy session emphasising the practicalities of working with CDXML files.
All code will be available to attendees.
Bio: I have been working with Microsoft technologies for over 25 years having spent time in most IT roles.
I have been interested in automation techniques (including automating job creation and
submission on mainframes many years ago!). PowerShell caught my interest when I first heard about it
and I have been using it since the early beta versions. My blog is mainly about PowerShell.
I founded the UK PowerShell user Group in 2007 and I am a PowerShell MVP.
I have given numerous talks on PowerShell at various events in the UK, Europe and the USA.
I am a frequent speaker for PowerShell user groups worldwide.
I have written two PowerShell books: PowerShell in Practice (Manning 2010) and PowerShell and
WMI (Manning 2012) and coauthored PowerShell in Depth (Manning 2013).
An introductory book on managing Active Directory (including the use of PowerShell) has just
been published – Learn Active Directory in a Month of Lunches (Manning 2014).
Speaker: Dr. Ferdinand G. Rios [CEO Sapien Technologies Inc.]
Bio: Ferdinand is the CEO of SAPIEN. Sapien makes a few Powershell products including Primal Script, Powershell
training materials, and iPowershell, along with Primal Forms . By far the easiest to use .Net Winform creator
out there for Powershell.
Speaker: Jeff Wouters
Title: PowerShell AST – Dissecting PowerShell scripts
Description: The Abstract Systax Tree (AST) is a very powerful tool in PowerShell.
It allows you to completely dissect PowerShell code. This has some practical use cases, such as looking for the use of aliases or best practices.
Imagine you could use it to compare scripts, automate the generation of release notes in a project, etc.
During this session Jeff will show you how you can make use of the PowerShell AST in a practical way.
Bio: Jeff Wouters, MVP Windows PowerShell, is a Lead Infrastructure DevOps Engineer at eVision Software, located in The Hague.
He is also a freelance PowerShell trainer, author, blogger and speaker, with a focus on automation of continuous deployment of high available environments.