My first presentation to the ATXPowershell User Group was a year ago on using Pester to validate your scripts and modules as you make them. I ended the talk with a quick view of how I use Pester to validate my system deployment configurations. I shared my presentation online and that section of my scripts got a lot of attention.

For our ATXPowershell November meeting, I am taking that topic and expanding on it. I have seen the topic of using Pester for Operational Validation show up in more and more places over the last year. What I like most about it is that this is an easy skill or concept that even people fairly new to Powershell can adopt in their existing environments. This can not only add value right away but also be a great build as you go project that does not require a large investment of time.

You are welcome to join us for this meeting. Please RSVP on MeetUp so we know how many are comming and to get notified when future meetings are posted.

Session Operational Validation with Pester
  If you are looking for a way to reduce errors and increase quality of your deployments, Operational validation is a great to complement your existing processes and to add value to your tooling even if you are not doing DevOps. Join me for a primer on Pester in the context of operational validation and I’ll show you validation tests that you can easily add to your own environment.
When November 3rd 2016 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Location Microsoft Store in the Domain Map
Speaker Kevin Marquette
  Kevin Marquette is a Network and Systems Automation Architect for Everi Games located in Austin, TX. Kevin is an active member of and speaker for the ATX Powershell user group and /r/Powershell online community. He started working with Powershell in 2009 and is always look forward to sharing his Powershell experiences and passion with others.