Cloud Automation and PowerShell at UK User Groups

After a busy week at the PowerShell Conference Europe last week, blog post about this event is coming up soon! This week will be all about cloud based automation in both the form of Azure Functions as well as Microsoft Flow.

I will be speaking about this at the UK Cloud Infrastructure User GroupPowerShell Southampton, WinOpsPowerShell London UK and a collaboration between the Scottish PowerShell & DevOps User Group and the Glasgow SQL User Group.

Are you in the UK and are you interested in Cloud Automation using Microsoft Flow or Azure Functions? Then have a look at the following dates and places and sign up while the seats last:

If you cannot make it to any of the events, I will be sharing out the content presented. I look forward to meeting you there!

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Microsoft DevDays Beijing

This March the DevDays Beijing were held at the Microsoft Headquarters. This event focused on developers and integration with Azure and its many services. With engineers and team members from the respective product teams on site to deliver presentations and answer questions. For more information about the event head over to the Microsoft DevDays Beijing site.

Microsoft DevDays is coming to Beijing this March! This event is a continuation of Office 365 DevDays in Shanghai and we’re looking forward to bringing our exciting Office products and Microsoft engineers to deep dive into our technologies to teach you how to integrate, extend, and build using our Office 365 platform technologies. Learn and engage in our hands-on workshops to create and build new productivity and solutions.

The sessions have been recorded and are available here:

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Recap of DuPSUG 11 – New Year edition

Event

For us at DuPSUG, the Dutch PowerShell user group, 2018 is our sixth year and to start off the year we organized our first iteration of DuPSUG this Wednesday at Tools4ever in Baarn.

At the Dutch PowerShell User Group we are ready to kick off 2018 in style, by organizing another iteration of our user group. We have an evening crammed with sessions ready for you, and we look forward at seeing you there.

Speakers

For this event we had the following three speakers:

  • Jaap Brasser
  • Sander Stad
  • Tjeerd Seinen
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18:30 19:00 Jaap Brasser Implementing Chat Automation with PowerShell
19:00 19:30 Sander Stad Simplifying Log Shipping using dbatools
20:00 20:30 Tjeerd Seinen  Identity and Access management

Photos

To give you an impression of the event, here are some photos we have taken during the event and gathered from social media:

 

Slides & Code

The code and presentations have been shared on the DuPSUG GitHub in the DuPSUG 11 repository:
DuPSUG 11 – New Year edition

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Tokyo MVP New Year event

As I was traveling in Tokyo I was invited to participate in the Tokyo MVP New Year event two weeks ago. This was a great opportunity for me to network with my peers in Japan and share stories about what we encountered in our work and how we handled them.

It turns out that we had been running in many of the same issues and challenges and it led to some interesting discussions about how we resolved them. For example the same security threats that plagued us, Wannacry, Petya and more recently Spectre and Meltdown and it was interesting to hear the different approaches taken to solving these challenges we have in common.

For me this was an unique possibility to hear the stories and experiences of engineers and developers working on the other side of the globe and to understand their perspectives and views.

 

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Apply Chat Automation today – Work smarter tomorrow

Over the past two weeks I have had the opportunity to speak at both the Mississippi and the Munich PowerShell user groups to share my thoughts on how to apply Chat Automation. For those of you who have been following my blog you know this has not been the first time talking on this subject.

Chat Automation is an interesting subject as it allows for applying existing scripted resources, modules and automations in a new context. For example I showed how an existing script can be leveraged by PoshBot and made available to non technical users, while adhering to existing security constraints.

As I gave the presentation to the Mississippi PowerShell user group remotely I do not have any photos available of that presentation, but it was recorded and made available on MSPSUG YouTube channel:

Mississippi PowerShell User Group  – Apply Chat Automation today, work smarter tomorrow

At the Munich PowerShell Saturday we had a crowd of 90 attendees and a fun-filled day with great speakers. To get an impression of the event I have shared the following photos taken at the event:

The code has been shared on GitHub in my Events repository:
Mississippi PowerShell User Group

The code has been shared on GitHub in my Events repository:
PSSaturday Munich

I also shared the slides I used and my other presentations on SlideShare:


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