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Speaking at PowerShell Conference Europe – 2017 #PSConfEU #PowerShell #PSDSC

It must be no new news that PowerShell Conference Europe 2017 will happen in Hannover, Germany from May 3rd to 5th. I had great time at PSConf EU 2016 and you might have already seen all session recordings. It was the best conference I ever attended. Period. I will be speaking at PSConfEU this year as well. This year I have three sessions and a full day workshop on PowerShell DSC on the preconference day. I am personally excited and cannot wait to talk about and demo what I have. There has been lot of work in the PS DSC space and can’t wait to show all that to the community. Of course, conferences are not just about speaking. I am looking forward to meet all my friends and make some more new friends as every year. If you are speaking at PSConfEU or attending the event, come by and say hello!

Session Slides and Demo Scripts from PowerShell Conference EU 2016

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

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.

Speaking at PowerShell Conference Europe 2016

PowerShell Conference EU 2016 takes place April 20-22 in Hannover/Germany. If you haven’t heard about it, visit and take a look at the great agenda and the awesome speaker lineup – you won’t want to miss this! I have a couple of sessions on day 3 (track 2). Deep dive into DSC partial configurations and cross-machine synchronization Operational validation for infrastructure as code I am very excited and looking forward to this event. Once again, if you have not registered to attend this yet, you are going to miss a lot of action!

Authoring Azure Resource Manager Templates @ Microsoft Future Unleashed 2015 #FutureUnleased

Microsoft is hosting a two day (Business and Technical) conference, called Future Unleashed, in Mumbai. The first day (November 5th, 2015) is a business day meant for CxOs and second day (November 6th, 2015) is the technical day for IT Professionals, developers, and architects. I will be there on the second day to talk about Authoring Azure Resource Manager Templates. This session is not just IT Professionals working on Azure public cloud. If you are working on Windows Azure Pack and plan to upgrade your skills to the upcoming Azure Stack platform, this session is for you. Session Abstract Enterprise architecture blueprints  reference architectures include the validated best practices for different components in an application deployment. This often results in complex topologies that need to deployed and managed as a single entity. Azure Resource Manager provides the capabilities to build these complex topologies as templates and enables management and monitoring of these topologies as a single entity. In this session, attendees get an overview of ARM templates and different components in an ARM template. This …

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 …

Infrastructure as Code at PowerShell Conference Asia 2015

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 …

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