This October the PowerShell Conference Asia will once again take place in the Microsoft offices in Singapore. As part of the PowerShell Conference organization and returning speaker I am happy to announce that this is shaping up to be our biggest event so far.
Join us for the third PowerShell Conference Asia, held in Singapore, where PowerShell speakers from Asia and around the world come together to bring attendees in-depth PowerShell and DevOps content.
Speakers include several members of the Windows PowerShell team from Microsoft headquarters in Redmond and a strong line-up of MVPs, well-known international speakers, and community contributors. They’ll cover in-depth topics on the PowerShell language and how you can use PowerShell to automate the technologies you use every day. There will be a strong focus on using PowerShell to enable DevOps practices whether On Premises or in the cloud.
There will be speakers from over a dozen countries and attendees to network with from all over the work. If you are interested in this event feel free to drop a comment below or reach out to me on twitter as I will be happy to answer any questions you might have about this event.
In the mean time for additional information about this event make sure you head over to the PowerShell Conference Asia site, conveniently located at psconf.asia & powershell.asia. And to register head over >here<
Last Thursday we hosted the tenth Dutch PowerShell User Group at Rabobank in Utrecht. It was another full day event starting at 9AM and finishing at 6PM. For this event, we had a diverse range of speakers and as a highlight we had Jakub Jareš visit our user group and giving two presentations on proper testing with Pester and Continuous Deployment for PowerShell.
Due to the enthusiasm of Ben van Zanten, Bartek Bielawski and Daniel Both we had three surprise speakers that added to our already full day of session. Our complete program of the day consisted of the following:
Continuous deployment pipeline for PowerShell modules
Fighting SQL Server Configuration Drift with Dynamic Pester Tests
Biggest mistakes when testing with Pester
Ralph Eckhard & Sven van Rijen
Keep up with NOW! Automate (re-)building your homelab – on steroids!
Ben van Zanten
Splatting and building new AD forests
The best tool for the job: Working with VScode and ISE
Bartek Bielawski & Daniel Both
Distributed configuration management and source control
I have uploaded all the materials I used during my presentation to my Events GitHub Repository, which is available here:
We would like to extend our thanks to our event sponsor, Rabobank for sponsoring us. The speakers and attendees alike for taking time out of their busy schedules to attend our meeting. To give you an impression of the event here are some pictures of the day:
Last weekend we wrapped up the PowerShell Conference Asia 2016 in Singapore and it was a great event. I had the opportunity to speak at the event and present a number of sessions. This year we had a healthy mix of PowerShell, DevOps and everything else. The crowd was very engaging, so if you attended the PSConfAsia 2016: “Thank you for being a great crowd!”.
I would like to give a big shout-out to Milton Goh, Matthew Hitchcock, Sebastian Szumigalski, Ravikanth Chaganti and Benjamin Hodge for putting this event together with the support of the sponsors of the event. It was a great opportunity for myself to interact with the PowerShell community in Asia and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Here are some picture to give you an impression of the event:
Group picture at PSConfAsia
Pre-Conference session with Jason Yoder and me
Presenting Securing PowerShell
Hemant and Jason presenting
IISReset talks about performance
Group photo together with Flynn
Presenting at the pre-conference
Jason Yoder presenting
I presented and/or recording the following sessions for the conference:
Last week as DuPSUG we organized another Dutch PowerShell User Group meetup with no one less than the Microsoft Scripting guy presenting two sessions at our humble event. The event was sponsored by: Methos
During the event we had the following sessions and speakers:
Last weekend as DuPSUG we organized the first Dutch PowerShell Saturday. Within three days we had to instate a waiting list for attendees to sign up on, as we had run out of tickets. To meet the demand for this unique events, we were lucky enough to be sponsored by the following four companies: Platani, Sapien Technologies, PowerTheShell and Manning Publications.
During the event we had the following sessions and speakers:
For more information in regards to PowerShell Saturdays or if you are interested in hosting a similar event locally feel free to reach out as I am always happy to share out lessons learned from organizing this event.
Flynn Bundy presenting
Flynn Bundy presenting2
For more information about the topics in this article please visit the links below:
Today I finished another major update to the CustomizeWindows10 module I have been working on together with Jan Egil Ring. This module started as a means for me to configure/tweak Windows 10. When I was experimenting with the various Windows 10 insider builds I found myself configuring the same settings on each deployment and I was looking to simplify this process. The module contains a number of tweaks and configuration options to customize and personalize the Windows 10 experience.
In the past I have uploaded the majority of my scripts and functions to the TechNet Script Gallery, but recently I have started using GitHub as a version control system for my scripts. Eventually I plan to upload my entire collection of scripts to GitHub as it provides the opportunity for easier interaction with a wider community but for now this module is my first experiment with both the PowerShell Gallery as well as GitHub.
The module consists of both a PowerShell module as well as a DSC module to allow complete flexibility when applying these settings. In the following example the module will be used to ensure that hidden files are visible and that file extensions are always shown:
After the second day the PowerShell Conference Asia in Singapore unfortunately concluded. I have collected a number of photos both from Twitter as well as from my own camera and made them available here for other attendees of the event.
I would like to give a big shout-out to Milton Goh, Matthew Hitchcock, Ravikanth Chaganti and Benjamin Hodge for putting this event together with the support of the sponsors of the event. It was a great opportunity for myself to interact with the PowerShell community in Asia and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
For more information here are the links to the PowerShell Conference Asia site and to the Twitter hashtag: