Register Early for Live! 360 and Techmentor

LSPK36.jpgA reminder for you that I’ll be speaking at Live! 360 Orlando, December 5-9. Surrounded by your fellow industry professionals, Live! 360 provides you with immediately usable training and education that will keep you relevant in the workforce. Plus you’ll have a lot of fun. I know Techmentor attendees who have come for years.

I’ll be presenting the following sessions:

  • Creating Class-Based PowerShell Tools
  • Creating WPF-Based Graphical PowerShell Tools
  • Getting Started with Nano Server

SPECIAL OFFER: As a speaker, I can extend $500 savings on the 5-day package but I think you need to sign up before October 5th. Register here: http://bit.ly/LSPK36_Home

All roads lead to Live! 360: the ultimate education destination! Bring the issues that keep you up at night and prepare to leave this event with the answers, guidance and training you need.  Register now: http://bit.ly/LSPK36_REG

 

Road Trips

It’s coming up on that time of year again when I hit the road for series of tech conferences. I try to speak at several so that you have options, assuming you have any interest in what I might be presenting. I realize there is some competition between conferences but personally I think it often boils down to location and dates. I think every conference I am speaking at has something special to offer. Whether it is right for you depends on when the conference runs and the overall agenda. So here’s a quick look at where I’ll be through the rest of the year. Continue reading

PowerShell and DevOps Summit 2016

Well another PowerShell Summit has come and gone. Although now we’re all grown up and are now the PowerShell and DevOps Global Summit. This year’s event was sold out and featured speakers from around the world as well as many people from Microsoft. In fact this is the only event where you can interact personally with members of the PowerShell and Windows Server product teams as well as get sneak peeks about what is coming. Even though most of the sessions were recorded and will eventually be made publicly available, not everything was recorded and of course you can’t capture the one-on-one nature of the event.

I enjoyed meeting old friends and making some new ones. I sat in on some very interesting sessions and have a number of new things to try out and play with if I ever get a bit of spare time.

I presented a 2 hour session that centered on how I rapidly build new PowerShell tools from existing commands. I received some terrific feedback and the session went well. I never know if what I’m presenting is what people are expecting or at the level they need but I think this session went well. The session was recorded and as far as I know eventually it will be posted online. I’ll share that information when it happens. In the meantime, I’ve assembled all of my demos into a zip file which you can download from here.

Next year’s event will be back in Bellevue, Washington most likely in April 2017. Don’t wait to register when you see it open.  A call for sessions will open up probably in the August-September time frame.

If you attended this year, I’d love to know what you thought, what you took away and what you think would make it an even more awesome event.

PowerShell Summit Europe 2015 Presentations

Last week I gave two presentations at the European edition of the PowerShell Summit held in beautiful Stockholm, Sweden. If you weren’t able to attend, you can still enjoy the sessions because everything was recorded. Session recordings for the entire conference can be found on PowerShell.org’s YouTube channel.

I thought I would post something here about my sessions including my demos and slides. One of my talks was on customizing the PowerShell ISE. I spend a lot of time in the ISE and have developed a lot of tricks and shortcuts to save myself time and frustration. My presentation explained how to create your own shortcuts and demonstrated a lot of my tips and tricks.

You can download a zip file of my material here.

My other presentation was about techniques and tips around logging in PowerShell. We often want to include a logging mechanism into our scripts and modules and there are a number of techniques you can use. Additionally, there may be a need for logging an entire PowerShell session. I talked about ways to accomplish that including a peak at some new PowerShell v5 features.

Demo files and slides can be downloaded here.

Hopefully the videos and material will be of some use to you, although I have to tell you that the real benefit of attending the Summit is the interaction with other attendees and speakers. It is the exchange of information between sessions that is extremely valuable and impossible to capture unless you attend.

Seats for the next North American event in Bellevue, WA will be limited so keep an eye on the calendar and act fast when tickets go on sale.

In the Neighborhood

globe As some of you may have heard, I will be presenting in Helsinki, Finland on June 9th as part of the MVP All Stars seminar. I’m very excited about the conference and am looking forward to spreading the word about PowerShell to a new group of IT professionals. But it is a long trip from home to Helsinki and I’d like to make the most of it.

I’d love to be able to run a 3-5 day training session for your organization on either side of my June 9th event, although preferably before. If your organization is in Scandinavia, Northern Europe or even the UK and have been thinking about some PowerShell training, now is a great opportunity. From PowerShell fundamentals to advanced scripting to DSC, I am confident there is plenty of value I can add to your group. But the time to plan is now. I will try to accommodate as many requests as I can, but this really is a first-come, first-served situation.

Click here to request more information.