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October 9th Meeting ~ PowerShell by Mark Hicks

We are still going! We have made some changes since you last heard from us and while we are still meeting monthly – we are only meeting “In-Person” now on a “Quarterly” basis. Our October meeting will be our 1st “In-Person” meeting in the new time slot and new format designed by our membership.

This meeting will be an “In-Person” meeting, and will begin on-time at 3:00pm and will last 2 hours – concluding by 5:00pm. 

Wednesday, October 9th, 3:00pm – 5:00pm at the Microsoft PacWest office located at 1414 Northrup (in the Pearl district).

Our Technology Wizards Great Idea / Tech Talk will be presented by Matt Wilson, Brightstar Consulting

This is a new 2-5 minute segment that features one of our members sharing a business, marketing or technical tip that they have found to be very helpful or valuable in their business. 

Disk Recovery and Why to Avoid It. Disk Recovery is one of the last things that an IT professional wants to do. Matt will briefly mention the (glaringly obvious) ways to avoid it, and some of the options that exist when you have no choice but to recover a disk. Matt will also include some of his own experiences with this.

Matt Wilson, Brightstar Consulting

Matt has been working with computers since “building a computer” literally meant getting out a soldering iron. Despite denying that he was going to work with computers while still in grade school, he is well into his 3rd (or 4th) decade of working with them professionally, and has run Brightstar Consulting for almost 20 years.

PowerShell presented by Mark Hicks, Petra Technologies

Come and learn a little bit about Power Shell. We’ll explore a few basics like running DOS commands at the PS prompt and capturing and parsing output. We’ll demonstrate a few commands that may be useful on a daily basis. And, we’ll explore some scripts and examples of using Power Shell to automate various tasks. Bring your curiosity and your questions as this is intended to be both informative and interactive.

Mark Hicks, COO, Petra Technologies

Co-Owner and COO of Petra Technologies. Joined the computer revolution in 1981. Been an IT professional and systems engineer since 1993. Spent 12 years in enterprise IT before changing focus to the SMB space and building an MSP practice in 2005. Extensive background in scripting and automating various IT processes such as unattended PC and server builds, application deployment, and computer/network maintenance.

Ken Shafer
President, Technology Wizards

Reminder: Technology Wizards meetings are intended for current Technology Wizards members or potential members.  Potential members must be owners or employees of a/an IT services business whose main purpose is to support small business using Microsoft products and services in some capacity.