All posts tagged: Presentations

Speaking at PowerShell Conference Europe 2019

PowerShell Conference Europe is scheduled happen in Hannover, Germany from June 4th to 7th 2019. I am happy that two of my sessions are accepted and I will be there! The PS Conf EU team published a list of sessions and the agenda. Here are the session abstracts that got accepted. We trust in the community! 50% of the pull requests in the PowerShell GitHub repository are from the community! No kidding. This alone speaks a lot about the strength and talent in the PowerShell community. Apart from these pull requests, there are several hundreds of community developed PowerShell modules in the open source that are used by another several hundreds or thousands of people. This session show cases some very useful PowerShell modules developed by the community by demonstrating real-world use cases. Designing a distributed, flexible, and secure operations validation framework for test-in-production (TiP) Performing Operations and diagnostics validation is a very important aspect of agile infrastructure development and monitoring. While the core principle of operations and diagnostics validation is about writing tests that …

Speaking at Experts Live India – Azure at the command line – Choosing the right tool!

Experts Live is coming to India and the inaugural edition is happening on 19th January 2019 in Hyderabad India. The organizers have worked really hard and the content lineup shows that. There are several international speakers and product team members from Microsoft coming to speak at this event. My session will be around management of Azure services at the command line. There are multiple tools available for this purpose and each have pros and cons. In my session, I will walk through these options and provide my views on choosing the right tool for your task at hand. Registration for the event is open and it is free! If you plan to be around at the conference, please drop by and say hi. Let us discuss Azure Command line management.  

Slides from Azure MVP Bootcamp – Microsoft Azure Cloud and DevOps

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.

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.

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 …

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. I give you a link, where you can check Windows 7 price from Canada MS Office, as well as all Azure prices, or just visit 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 and MS Office 2007 update Nirmal Sundara Raman (MSFT) 03.00PM Better together: Azure AD + O365 and Windows Phone TBA 03.30PM Building Private Clouds with …