I had the privilege to join the Miracle team at Visakhapatnam today for an Azure MVP bootcamp. I spoke about Microsoft Azure Cloud and DevOps. This event, I must say, it a very well organized and orchestrated. I have been to conferences and events in India and outside India and never seen this level of care of speakers and attendees anywhere. I started my day with a good morning walk along the beach and just loved it. I wish I get to do this often. Here is a picture with the highly energetic Miracle Software Systems team. (Left to right: Me, Kunal (Microsoft), Naveen (MSS), Ravi (MSS), and Kunal (MVP)) Finally, in my session, there were 100+ attendees and it was very interactive. Here are the slides from that session.
I returned home from PowerShell Conference EU this morning. Wow, what an amazing event was that! Seriously, right from the opening event to each and every session, this was truly the global PowerShell conference with attendees from more than twelve countries and speakers from four continents. I had two sessions at this conference and these were very well received. I uploaded the slides and demo scripts to a PSConfEU Github repository. Feel free to use them as needed. For those who prefer, Slideshare instead, here are the slide decks. The sessions recordings should be online in a couple of weeks. I will updated this post. Operations Validation for Infrastructure as Code Demo Scripts During this session, I introduced a new concept called infrastructure blueprints that essentially package PowerShell DSC configurations with integration and operations validation tests in written in Pester. You can check out an example of this in my Github repository. This is a work in progress and I expect to make several changes over next few weeks. PowerShell DSC Partial Configurations and Cross-node Synchronization Demo Scripts
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 Conference Asia is here. It is scheduled to happen on 18th and 19th of September in Singapore. There is an excellent line up of sessions and speakers from around the world. You will get to hear Jeffrey Snover (via Skype) on day 1 and Nana from the PowerShell DSC team will present in-person. This conference is sponsored by SAPIEN Technologies! SAPIEN has been playing a key role in the PowerShell community and you will get to hear about some of their great products and meet their staff. Infrastructure as Code At the PowerShell Conference, I will be doing a session on Infrastructure as Code with DSC. In my session, you will learn what infrastructure as code is and how you can connect different technologies to make Infrastructure as code work for you. This will be a mostly demo-oriented session and very few slides. So, if you plan to attend PowerShell Conference Asia – 2015, come over to my session. Registration & Venue We have opened up registration on Eventbrite. We are accepting payment by PayPal and registration …
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.
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 http://rebootblr.azurewebsites.net/
Microsoft Azure offers several services each categorized into one of the four major categories – Compute, Data, App, and Network Services. This session takes you through an overview of the Microsoft Azure Compute Services. Introduction to Microsoft Azure Compute from Ravikanth Chaganti
Microsoft MVP community India along with Microsoft is hosting an online tech conference for both IT Pro and Developer audience. This is scheduled on 19th March 2014. I will be presenting a PowerShell session on performing multi virtual machine deployment using PowerShell. Multi-machine virtual deployments for applications is not a trivial task. Especially, when this needs to be done as a part of DevOps or repeatable process for development and testing operations. Windows PowerShell is a distributed automation engine, command-line shell, and scripting language that is constructed on the Microsoft .NET Framework. It is designed especially for automating Windows management. With the release of Windows PowerShell 4.0, Microsoft enabled desired state configuration (DSC) for automation of configuration management. This session intends to demonstrate how DSC can be leveraged to build custom resources to enable multi-machine virtual machine deployment in a data center. Here is the detailed agenda of the IT Pro track. 13:00 14:00 (GMT+05:30) India ITProTrack – Windows 8 Productivity tools Registration Status: Open Virtual Tech Community-Conference is back with interesting line-up of speakers and …