Yearly Archives: 2018

Recap of DuPSUG 11 – New Year edition


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.


For this event we had the following three speakers:

  • Jaap Brasser
  • Sander Stad
  • Tjeerd Seinen
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


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


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.