With the PowerShell Conference Europe fresh in my mind, it is already time to look ahead. Next week, 18-20 of May, I am speaking at TUGA IT in Lisbon Portugal. To quote TUGA from their website:
TUGA IT’s mission is to deliver a premium multi-discipline conference for IT Professionals and Companies. TUGA IT is positioned as a forward looking technological event (v-Next), focused on unreleased or recently released technologies, both from Microsoft and the Open Source worlds. TUGA IT is proudly organized by TUGA, a non-profit Portuguese association whose mission is to promote and share knowledge, with the participation of several technical communities and Microsoft MVPs.
During this three day conference I will be among 75 speakers of which 34 MVPs and many other technical experts. The following topics will be covered during the conference:
Microsoft Data Platform
Open-Source Data Platform
Programming & Professional Development
I will delivering the following two sessions at the conference:
From zero to hero – Learn how to automate from the GUI
Changing the size of the PowerShell console is something that has been made easier in recent versions of PowerShell. But when working with older versions of PowerShell or with automated systems it is useful to be able to do this programmatically.
To set the buffer to 5000 lines and a line width of 160 characters we run the following code:
As mentioned in the previous blog post I was invited to speak at iSense to talk about PowerShell and Security. This event was fully by sponsored by iSense who provided the attendees with a great experience. Before my session I was briefly interviewed and the interview, in Dutch, will be available soon.
Security is a topic that continues to make headlines around the world and as a result, PowerShell is mentioned more often either as an method to exploit or to prevent and secure your system. In this presentation I showed how PowerShell can be configured to provide insights in what scripts and tools are running in your environment and how to secure your PowerShell endpoints using Just Enough Administration, JEA.
The audience after 90 minutes of PowerShell and Security
After the presentation I received a lot of questions about PowerShell in general and the Dutch PowerShell User Group, we will soon be holding another PowerShell User Group meeting, for more information visit the following link: 10th DuPSUG Meeting, there are at the time of writing still a few tickets available for this event on the 9th of March.
Furthermore, at the Dutch PowerShell User Group we are working on putting out some events that are a bit more beginner oriented. For anyone who is interested in learning more about PowerShell stay tuned as we have a lot of good interesting stuff in the works.
Recently I was invited by iSense to come and speak at one of their technical evenings. On the 16th of February I will be speaking on PowerShell and Security. To quote a short excerpt from the iSense website:
“This demo-rich session goes into detail on some best practices on securing PowerShell and highlights and the steps that have been taken in PowerShell 5.0 that allow you to do so. In the first section of this evening we will touch some of the basic concepts of security that we have available to us in PowerShell. Then Jaap will go into detail how you can correctly implement them by demoing the functionality.”
On the 23rd of January I had the opportunity to speak at the MS Cloud Summit Paris pre-conference. Together with the dbatools / dbareports legends, Chrissy LeMaire and Rob Sewell we covered an entire day of PowerShell, Azure and SQL Server. The event itself has been really great and well organized, so I would like to thank the organization for putting together such a fantastic event for the European technical community!
As always I have made the code and slides available on GitHub, so if you are interested in the content that I delivered have a look over here:
On the 23rd of January, I will be presenting, together with Chrissy Lemaire and Rob Sewell, at the MS Cloud Summit in Paris. Together we will be taking you through the basics of PowerShell Automation, Azure and SQL Server. Rob and Chrissy will be showcasing the capabilities of the DbaTools PowerShell module.
The MS Cloud Summit Paris is a sold-out community event with over 600 attendees and speakers from all over the world. Here is a short summary of the event:
1 day pre-conference workshops
2 days of conference
600 attendees expected
6 tracks – 60 sessions
Microsoft Cloud technologies (Azure, Office 365, Data Platform)
Microsoft Hybrid technologies (SQL Server, SharePoint, etc.)
Valuable international and french speakers
There are currently only tickets available for the pre-conference sessions, so if you did not decide yet there is still a change to join us there.
Last weekend I had the pleasure of being invited to speak at MS Fest in Prague. This was the second year in a row for me that I was speaking at this event and it was once again great to attend and to have the opportunity to meet with people from the other side of Europe.
During the conference I did talked about PowerShell security in which I discussed the different kinds of logging that are available in PowerShell and how they can be utilized to find out what is happening on your system. Furthermore we went into Ransomware, what it is, how it operators and what we can do about it.
My slides and code are, as always, available on my GitHub account: