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Follow up on user group

I did a test tonight and the sound is definitely better over Lync.  The sound wasn’t perfect but was much better than Live Meeting. Actually, seemed usable.

The system seems a lot more responsive in terms of client screen refresh. When showing slides the client refreshes very quickly.  Showing code seemed better – not as quick bet definitely better than Live Meeting.  I’ll try a new microphone and see if that improves things

UK PowerShell group

As you are probably aware the UK PowerShell group has been very quiet over the last few months. This has been due to my personal circumstances – hopefully now resolved.

I want to re-start the group and was wondering what people wanted.

When I started the group 6 years ago we were the only PowerShell user group in the world! Things have changed. Back then I could easily organise physical meetings where the personal contact and ability to talk to people who were also learning PowerShell was invaluable. Its not possible to get the venues these days so I switched to using Live Meeting. Not as satisfying but much easier from a logistics stand point. There are problems with sound quality over Live Meeting.  I’ve tried it on a number of networks from a number of machines and the sound is poor at best and impossible to listen to at worst.

 

The big problem for any user group is finding speakers. There aren’t that many people willing to speak on any particular topic and many of them aren’t based in the UK.

At the moment I’m thinking of a web cast every other month. I can’t do every month – I just don’t have the time.  If I can find other speakers to fill the gaps that will be great but I’m working on worst case. Six sessions a year I can manage.

This supposes that I can resolve the sound problems. I’m experimenting with Lync and hope that will solve the problem. if it doesn’t then a total rethink is required.

So the question to the PowerShell community – what do you want?

UK PowerShell group session postponement

I’m postponing the 26 March session on PowerShell and Hyper-V until 9 April. Invites will go out shortly

Last nights Live Meeting

The sound was awful on last night’s Live Meeting so I intend to re-record it at the weekend.  I’ll post the recording and scripts once its done.

I’m also investigating an alternative delivery mechanism that will hopefully solve the sound issues.

Advanced Functions webcast

Quick reminder that the UK PowerShell group is hosting a Live Meeting webcast on PowerShell Advanced functions tomorrow – details from

http://richardspowershellblog.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/uk-powershell-groupadvanced-functions/

UK PowerShell Group–Advanced functions

When: Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 7:30 PM (GMT)

Where: Virtual

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Advanced functions give you ability to create functions that act like cmdlets. Learn how to get the most from this powerful part of the PowerShell functionality

Notes

Richard Siddaway has invited you to attend an online meeting using Live Meeting.
Join the meeting.
Audio Information
Computer Audio
To use computer audio, you need speakers and microphone, or a headset.
First Time Users:
To save time before the meeting, check your system to make sure it is ready to use Microsoft Office Live Meeting.
Troubleshooting
Unable to join the meeting? Follow these steps:

1. Copy this address and paste it into your web browser:
https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/usergroups/join

2. Copy and paste the required information:
Meeting ID: G79DNP
Entry Code: 9$t#&PK#8
Location: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/usergroups

If you still cannot enter the meeting, contact support

Notice
Microsoft Office Live Meeting can be used to record meetings. By participating in this meeting, you agree that your communications may be monitored or recorded at any time during the meeting.

PowerShell and Active Directory recording

The recording, slides and demo script from yesterday’s PowerShell and Active Directory session can be found here:

https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=43cfa46a74cf3e96#cid=43CFA46A74CF3E96&id=43CFA46A74CF3E96%2140563

PowerShell and Active Directory–reminder

Quick reminder for tomorrow’s session from the UK PowerShell group.  Details from:

http://msmvps.com/blogs/richardsiddaway/archive/2013/01/16/uk-powershell-group-29-january-2013.aspx

UK PowerShell group – 29 January 2013


When: Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 7:30 PM (GMT)


Where: virtual

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Active Directory is one of the commonest automation targets for administrators. This session will covert the basics of automating your AD admin - scripts and the Microsoft cmdlets. The new features in PowerShell for Windows 2012 AD will also be covered

Notes



Richard Siddaway has invited you to attend an online meeting using Live Meeting.
Join the meeting.
Audio Information
Computer Audio
To use computer audio, you need speakers and microphone, or a headset.
First Time Users:
To save time before the meeting, check your system to make sure it is ready to use Microsoft Office Live Meeting.
Troubleshooting
Unable to join the meeting? Follow these steps:

  1. Copy this address and paste it into your web browser:
    https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/usergroups/join
  2. Copy and paste the required information:
    Meeting ID: RCRWH3
    Entry Code: 5p7$}S_!h
    Location: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/usergroups

If you still cannot enter the meeting, contact support

Notice
Microsoft Office Live Meeting can be used to record meetings. By participating in this meeting, you agree that your communications may be monitored or recorded at any time during the meeting.

UK PowerShell Group sessions for 2013

This is the list of proposed sessions for 2013. It is subject to change depending on circumstances.

All sessions are delivered by Live Meeting on Tuesdays at 7:30 UK time

29 January - PowerShell and Active Directory
26 February - PowerShell Advanced Functions
26 March - PowerShell cmdlets for Hyper-V
30 April - Notes from the PowerShell summit (may be changed)
21 May - Powershell Web Access
25 June - guest speaker PowerShell MVP Max Trinidad
30 July - Lessons from the Scripting Games
27 August - PowerShell eventing engine
24 September - CIM - cmdlets and sessions
29 October - PowerShell and XML
26 November - PowerShell type system - formatting and types files
17 December - PowerShell error handling