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UK PowerShell User Group

Posted by: | October 23, 2015 Comments Off on UK PowerShell User Group |

Two meetings of the UK PowerShell group have been announced


Tuesday 24 November in Manchester


Thursday 26 November at Rackspace, in Hayes Middlesex


Details from  www.get-psuguk.eventbrite.co.uk


There is a rumour that I might be speaking at the 26 November event

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PowerShell User Group meeting in Manchester

Posted by: | August 28, 2015 Comments Off on PowerShell User Group meeting in Manchester |

The UK PowerShell User Group was the World’s first user group dedicated to PowerShell. Its been in hibernation for the last few years but Ryan Yates is bringing it back to life.


He’s set up a meeting in Manchester for Tuesday 13 October 2016. See  http://www.kilasuit.org/Blog/Post/18/Coming-to-Manchester-October-13th—Get-PSUGUKMan

for details.


If you’re in the area I’d recommend you get there if you can

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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

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UK PowerShell group

Posted by: | June 25, 2013 | 3 Comments |

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?

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

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Last nights Live Meeting

Posted by: | February 27, 2013 | No Comment |

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.

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Advanced Functions webcast

Posted by: | February 25, 2013 | No Comment |

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


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

Where: Virtual


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


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


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


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