First, I'd recommend reading my blog article "Announcing the PowerShell Conference Book" if you haven't.
In early May of this year (2018), I came up with the idea of what would become "The PowerShell Conference Book". On the evening of May 6th, I sent an email to Don Jones and Jeff Hicks asking what they thought and if they'd be interested in writing a chapter in the book. The next morning, I'd received positive responses from both of them, confirming that they would be interested in participating.
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By now, I'm sure you've heard about The PowerShell Conference Book. If not, see my previous blog article.
The PowerShell Conference Book is currently the featured book on Leanpub.
It's also the number one best seller on Leanpub.
And the top book on Leanpub.
The book was published last Friday, July 6th with nine of the thirty-three chapters and we've added an additional six chapters since then. I would like to thank everyone who has purchased the book so far. If you have a Read more [...]
A couple of months ago, I saw a tweet from Don Jones about how much it costs to sponsor one person for the OnRamp Scholarship Program. I replied wanting to know if the DevOps Collective had considered becoming part of the "Leanpub for Causes" program so that portions of an author's royalties could be donated to the program.
My initial thought was that I could donate a portion of the royalties from my PowerShell 101 book to the program. A few days later Don copied me in a tweet saying he had Read more [...]
Last month I presented a session on how to Recreate MOF based DSC resources as Class based DSC resources at the PowerShell + DevOps Global Summit in Seattle, Washington. The session seemed to be well received by the audience based on the feedback that I received from the attendees.
The video from this presentation is now available.
The code and slides used during the demonstration can be found in my presentations repository Read more [...]
Last month I presented a session on Writing Award Winning PowerShell Functions and Script Modules at the PowerShell + DevOps Global Summit in Seattle, Washington. The session seemed to be well received by the audience based on the feedback that I received from the attendees.
The session was also completely full. I'm glad it was recorded so anyone who was unable to attend can watch it.
The video from this presentation is now available.
The Read more [...]
Registration for the PowerShell & DevOps Global Summit 2018 opens on Wednesday, November 1st which is less than one week away. I've attended every one of these conferences that have been held in North America since its inception 5 years ago. I speak from experience when I say now is the time to ask for approval to attend this conference because it has sold out each year and it's not a matter of if it will sell out, but when will it sell out?
The event brochure has lots of great information Read more [...]
Last week, on Monday (April 4th, 2016), I presented a session at the PowerShell and DevOps Global Summit 2016 on "Creating a Custom PowerShell Toolkit to Demystify the Intricacies of Desired State Configuration". The video from that presentation is now available:
Here’s the abstract or synopsis for this presentation: "DSC (Desired State Configuration) can be very complicated when working in an environment where nodes are set to retrieve their configuration from Read more [...]
Last week, on Wednesday (April 6th, 2016), I presented a session at the PowerShell and DevOps Global Summit 2016 on "Building Unconventional SQL Server Tools in PowerShell with Functions and Script Modules". The video from that presentation is now available:
Here's the abstract or synopsis for this presentation: "Have you ever had records from a SQL Server database table come up missing? Maybe someone or some process deleted them, but who really knows what happened Read more [...]
On Tuesday of this week, I presented a session at the PowerShell Summit North America 2015 with the same title as this blog article. The video of my session is now available on PowerShell.org's YouTube channel:
The code and slides from the presentation can be downloaded from here.
The PowerShell Summit North America 2015 is next week! I'll be presenting a session on PowerShellGet at 2:30pm on Tuesday, April 21st in the room named Kilimanjaro.
The official title for my session is:
PowerShellGet: The BIG EASY way to discover, install, and update PowerShell modules
The abstract (or synopsis) for my session will give you a little information about what I plan to cover during the presentation:
What process do you currently have in place for sharing PowerShell modules Read more [...]
If you’re a frequent reader of the articles on this blog site then you probably already know that the information I write about is based on my real world experiences and the same holds true for this blog article about the PowerShell Summit conferences.
During the past two years (since its inception), I have attended the PowerShell Summit North America and I can say without doubt that attending those conferences has definitely helped to advance my career. While anyone can pay the fee and attend, Read more [...]
I attended the PowerShell Summit North America 2013 last year so I speak from experience when I say that the PowerShell Summit North America 2014 is a conference that you don't want to miss and it's the best value that you'll find in a PowerShell related conference this year <period>.
Last year the Summit was smaller with a very limited number of tickets available which sold out well before the end of 2012 and there were a lot of people who missed out.
Well, this year you're in luck, Read more [...]
As of today, there is one month left until the PowerShell Summit North America 2014. I tweeted something out last night and thought I would write a quick blog about it since I often find myself looking for a tweet months later when I can't remember how I did something that I previously tweeted out.
This tweet used all 140 characters that twitter allows:
"There are $(($i=New-TimeSpan -End 2014-04-28T09:00-07).Days) days & $($i.Hours) hours left until the #PowerShell Summit North America 2014"
This portion of the command is assigned to a variable named $i (technically it's assigned to a variable Read more [...]