Over the past two weeks I have presented at both the New York PowerShell User Group as well as the Dutch PowerShell User Group. It was a great opportunity for me to present on two fresh technologies in the Microsoft stack, Microsoft Flow and Azure Functions. Both topics spurred lively discussions among the crowd and it was great to see the different view points of how the technology could be used.
This is one of the benefits of both speaking and attending technical user groups, people speaking and attending have an interest in the same technology but utilize it in varying ways. It is a great way to expose yourself different perspectives.
I would like to thank Rubrik for sponsoring the swag I got to give away at both events. To give an idea of what user groups are like I have attached some pictures to give an impression of both events:
Awesome Azure Functions
Kenneth Hansen and Steve Robert presenting at DuPSUG
Daniel Silva presenting remotely
Ben Gelens Swag Winner
Microsoft Flow Slide
NYC – Crowd Picture
NYC – Swag winner
NYC – Jaap Flow
The code has been shared on GitHub in the Events repository:
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.
Microsoft Flow and PowerShell combined to automate everything – Jaap Brasser
Thursday, May 31, 2018, 7:00 PM
Microsoft 11 Times Sq New York, NY
48 PowerShellers Attending
Microsoft Flow is a great workflow automation tool, but most likely PowerShell is not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Flow. In this session I will show how to integrate Microsoft Flow in PowerShell scripts and vice-versa and to highlight the benefits that this provide. This demo-heavy session will feature a lot of PowerShell …
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.
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:
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.