Next meeting Monday, 5 September 2016!

The Belgian PowerShell User Group is extremely excited to welcome Ed and Theresa Wilson of the Microsoft Scripting Guys for their second meeting. We also plan to have a couple short sessions by Chrissy and Luc, as well as an additional longer session TBD.

WHEN: Monday, September 5, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (Central European Time)
WHERE: M07 – Ordina (ground floor) – Blarenberglaan 3b, 2800 Mechelen


A big thanks goes out to Jeroen Peters and Ordina for providing a venue for our meeting!

Direct link to Event on EventBrite

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BePUG meeting #1

On Thursday evening January 14th 2016, a group of PowerShell enthusiasts converged to the MIC in Mons, to attend the 1st BePUG Meeting.

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Since we didn’t know what to expect for a first meeting, we were very pleasantly surprised to see this number of enthusiastic attendees making the effort to drive to Mons on a weekday evening.


The BePUG had scheduled three sessions for their first meeting.

PowerShell and REST – Expanding Your Horizon

Luc presented an overview on how to use RESTful API from within PowerShell. He showed a number of tricks, pitfalls and gotchas when working with the Invoke-RestMethod cmdlet.

PowerShell Unbound – Tips & Tricks

Jeff‘s session showed a number of Tips & Tricks from the PowerShell world,  that even the more seasoned PowerShell users were not aware off. The fun and fluent delivery of the subject were much appreciated by the audience.

PowerShell, CSV and SQL Server – My Journey to 200,000 Rows a Second

Chrissy showed her impressive journey to the +200K rows a second record. This was a real deep dive that impressed the attendees. Runspaces will be hot in Belgium from now on !

The session slides and files for this 1st BePUG Meeting are/will be available on


LucD notes – BePUG – RESTful API – Expand your Horizon

FB – Belgian PowerShell User Group


We would like to thank the Microsoft Innovation Center in Mons for hosting the event.

We would like to thank all the speakers.

And most importantly, we would like to thank all the attendees, you are the part in User Group that makes the difference !

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First meeting: Thursday, 14 January 2016!

Our first meeting will be held on Thursday, 14 January 2016 at 6:30pm at the Microsoft Innovation Center in Mons, Belgium! Reserve your ticket on EventBrite now.



Microsoft will be providing refreshments for all attendees 🙂 Thank you, Microsoft!


Three 30-minute sessions will be presented after an intro/welcome. Each session will have a 5-15 minute Q&A afterward, and all speakers will be available after the meeting for additional questions and beer. All sessions will be presented in English.
  • PowerShell and REST – Expanding Your Horizon
    Luc Dekens, PowerShell MVP & VMware vExpert
    • This session explores working with PowerShell and 3rd party REST API’s such as the API offered by Ravello Systems.
  • PowerShell Unbound – Tips & Tricks
    Jeff Wouters, PowerShell MVP
    • This session is all about tips ‘n tricks you can use in PowerShell. Mostly practical, some improve performance of scripts and others are just plain fun.
  • PowerShell, CSV and SQL Server – My Journey to 200,000 Rows a Second
    Chrissy LeMaire, PowerShell MVP
    • Using my module, SqlImportSpeedTest, you can import up over 200,000 rows a second from CSV files. But it didn’t start out that way. In this session, I’ll show you some best practices and techniques to help turbo charge your PowerShell scripts.

Join us!

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