At the end of May I will be speaking at the New York PowerShell User Group about using Microsoft Flow to automate your personal work at the Microsoft Offices in New York. If you are in the New York area and interested in Microsoft Flow, PowerShell or automation in general be sure to sign up and drop by on the 31st of May.
The last two weeks I had the opportunity to speak at a number of events. The PowerShell Conference Europe in Hanover and technical user groups in the UK. This post is intended to provide information about the various events and is intended to share the information in regard to the sessions.
Last week, 17-20 April, the PowerShell Conference Europe was held again. This event was once again a great success, with sessions presented by the PowerShell Team and experts from their respective fields. Enthusiasts gathered from all over the Europe, and the world, to participate in this event. There were plenty of lively interactions between attendees and speakers and the PowerShell team. All in all there was a great atmosphere of sharing and collaboration at the conference.
The location of the conference, unchanged for 3 years now, housed the 300+ attendees easily. In contrast to last year the rooms in which the sessions were held were located more conveniently so that limited the amount of walking around the venue. On the last day of the conference an German X-Factor event was being held in the same venue, so this resulted an interesting mix of people in- and around the venue.
I could not mention this years PowerShell Conference without at least mentioning the fact that #SadJoey hashtag was a trending topic at the conference. Due to an excellent picture tweeted by PowerShell team member, Steve Lee.
To give you and impression of the event I have shared some pictures of the PowerShell Conference Europe here:
I presented the following three topics, so head over to my GitHub account to grab the slides and code, as always it is stored in the Events repository:
- Navigate around the edge with PowerShell – Jaap Brasser
- Using Chat Automation – Jaap Brasser
- Go with the Flow – Rob Sewell & Jaap Brasser
All presentations and accompanying code can be found in the PSConfEU GitHub repository here. All sessions have been recorded and this post will be updated with the links to the videos once it becomes available.
The week following the PowerShell Conference I left for the UK to speak at various PowerShell, WinOps and Cloud Infrastructure user groups. The theme of the topics was mostly focused on Cloud Automation using Azure Functions and Microsoft Flow in combination with several other products of the Office 365 suite.
As the sessions in the UK were in the week after the PowerShell Conference, Tobias Weltner was so kind to gift two PSConfEU shirts for the user groups in the UK. The best question was rewarded with the polo with the PSConfEU logo embroidered on it. This was of course a tough call, and for the second shirt I opted for the always reliable Get-Random cmdlet.
It was impressive to see everyone turn up for the technical meetups, as all of them took place in the evenings and the Microsoft Flow workshop was held on Saturday. There are a lot of people with passion for their jobs and the technologies they work with. It was great to meet you all, thanks for your interest and the engaging discussions, both after as well as during the sessions.
The slide decks, labs and code I have used are stored into my GitHub account in the Events repository:
- Automate it with Azure Functions
- Automating everything with Microsoft Flow
- Using Microsoft Flow for IT Professionals
- Automate it with Azure Functions – PS London
- Workshop – Automating with Microsoft Flow
The big take away for me is that fueling this passion in the technical communities is important and sharing ideas is what drives this. By doing so we are able to learn from each other and improve our technical abilities. This would of course not be possible without the support of all the sponsors, and in my case my employer Rubrik, as they make it possible for me to participate and contribute to the technical communities.
I also put the slides up on SlideShare to make it easier to view and share:
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:
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
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.