All posts filed under: Bangalore IT Pro

Speaking – What’s New in Windows Server 2016?

Microsoft MVP community along with Microsoft is organizing a full day event to showcase what’s new in Windows Server 2016. This is a full day, in-person event hosted by Bangalore IT Pro and PowerShell Bangalore use groups. Here is the agenda: Session Speaker(s) Virtualization Ajay Kakkar, Skype For Business MVP, Dell Storage Barun Chaudhary, Navya, Dell Networking Siddharth Joshi, Dell Nano Server Tilak Sidduram, Dell Containers Ravikanth Chaganti, CDM MVP, Dell Overview of Enterprise Mobility Anoop Nair, SCCM MVP If you are in and around Bangalore area, plan to join us on April 16th, 2016. You can register (free of cost) here. The venue and other details are available on the registration page.

PowerShell Desired State Configuration workshop in Bangalore

If you are in and around Bangalore and interested in learning about PowerShell DSC, here is your chance. We (Ritesh Modi lead this) did a full day workshop on DSC basics last month. To continue the learning from there, I will be doing a half-day DSC resource module authoring workshop. In this workshop, I will show how to create DSC resources based on PowerShell script modules and Class-defined modules. Here is the idea for the workshop. Attendees will carry their laptops and will be given Azure passes, if needed. We will start with a introduction to resource authoring and as we progress, I will start writing a DSC resource module for the ideas that I have. At the same, we expect attendees to pick an idea and start authoring resource modules. The goal, by end of the day, is to have at least a few modules that can be tested and published. Apart from the DSC workshop, we also have a bunch of IT pro related sessions in the second half of the day. So, don’t …

Slides from Reboot Camp Bangalore Keynote: Cloud Computing for IT Professionals

I had the opportunity to do the keynote at the Microsoft Reboot Camp Bangalore. This is a community driven event with support from Microsoft. The theme for the event was cloud computing and Microsoft Cloud offerings. In my keynote, I talked about what cloud computing means to the IT professionals and how they should get ready for the future. Here are the slides from my keynote.

Reboot Camp Bangalore – Learn about Microsoft Cloud offerings from the experts

Bangalore IT Pro, PowerShell Bangalore, and BDotNet groups along with Microsoft are organizing the Reboot Camp Bangalore on January 31st. Reboot Camp is a India-wide event organized by Microsoft communities and is an in-person event. The Bangalore event features several community rock stars and Microsoft evangelists talking about Microsoft Cloud offerings both from a IT Pro and Developer point of view. I will be speaking in the IT Pro track about Microsoft Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and Windows Azure Pack for building private clouds. Here is the complete agenda: Start Time Session Speaker 9.30AM Keynote TBA 10.00AM Overview of Microsoft Cloud Offerings Nirmal Sundara Raman (MSFT) 11.15AM Azure Infrastructure as Service Pracheta Budhwar (MSFT) 12.15PM Azure Resource Manager Ravikanth Chaganti 02.00PM Office 365 Services Nirmal Sundara Raman (MSFT) 03.00PM Better together: Azure AD + O365 and Windows Phone TBA 03.30PM Building Private Clouds with Azure Pack Ravikanth Chaganti 04.30PM Closing Note on next steps for IT pros TBA You can register for this event at

Azure Resource Manager and DSC in PowerShell 5.0 at the PSBUG December Meet

At the PowerShell Bangalore User Group (PSBUG) December meeting, I will be talking about Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and changes to DSC in Windows PowerShell 5.0 preview. The ARM session will introduce the concept of resource groups and templates and demonstrate how to customize templates. In the DSC session, I plan to show a demo of partial configurations and class-defined resources in DSC. Here is the overall agenda: 9 AM – 9.30 AM – Registrations 9.30 AM – 10.15 AM – Changes to Desired State Configuration in PowerShell 5.0 – Ravikanth Chaganti, MVP 10.15 AM – 11.00 AM – Office 365 : Managing Identies with Windows PowerShell – Deepak Dhami, MVP 11.00 AM – 11.15 AM – Break 11.15 AM – 12.00 Noon – Getting started with Azure Resource Manager – Ravikanth Chaganti, MVP 12.00 Noon – 12.45 PM – WPF and PowerShell – Deepak Dhami, MVP As usual, our venue for this meeting Microsoft Office in Bangalore. Hamilton Hall, 4th Floor, Signature Building, Microsoft, Bangalore If you are around Bangalore area, plan to join us! …

Microsoft Technical Communities got recognized at TechEd India 2014

Microsoft recognized the active technical communities in India at the closing note of TechEd India 2014. I was fortunate to be among the people who were called upon. The three user groups that got recognized were: Bangalore IT Pro Group Bangalore .NET group Pune User Group For the Bangalore IT Pro group, I credit this recognition to Kaliyan Selvaraj,who was the founder and relocated to Singapore later, for all the hard work he had put in building this group. We cannot run the show without a lot of support from Microsoft in terms of facilities and providing access to the Microsoft evangelists to work with us. Talking about the evangelists, these technical communities are grateful to folks like Vinod M, MS Anand, Pracheta B, Sandeep Alur, and many more I did not mention here. Usha, who is the community manager at Microsofr deserves a mention here. She is new to the role but has been pulling strings to get us the support we need from all directions. Thanks to the team members and community for bringing …

Transforming the Data Center – Bangalore, India

Microsoft MVP community, Bangalore IT Pro, Bangalore PowerShell User Group, and Microsoft are proud to announce the Transform Data Center (in-person) event in Bangalore, India. This event is hosted at the Microsoft Office in Bangalore. Registration (limited seats): I will speaking here on Azure Backup and Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager. Deepak Dhami (PowerShell MVP) will be speaking about Windows Server 2012 R2. Also, we have super stars from the Microsoft India team. There is a dedicated SQL track in the afternoon too. Join us! In the face of an exploding need for technology that supports the business, we need to transform the data center to increase agility and make it easier to deliver resources faster. Today, every area of the business, from marketing to sales to human resources, depends on technology.  As a result, the need for IT resources is growing steadily.  The move to cloud computing reflects the trend: as business requirements grow, a flexible option for keeping up with that growth is by accessing cloud capacity. We are all seeing trends that reflect the …