IGNITE 2016: Windows Server 2016 Launch (+ Evaluation Available)

Along with the new System Center 2016 suite is the eagerly awaited Windows Server 2016 where both products are now officially announced at IGNITE 2016 (Atlanta). Billed as the next cloud-ready operating system, IT administrators can expect improvements in (built-in) security, application platform support and software-defined infrastructure with the BIG focus on (Windows) Container technology *.

The new remote management “successor” option to Server Core call “Nano Server” carries a significantly smaller footprint and is available only to Software Assurance customers for production deployment.

RESOURCES

 

* packaged with commercial edition of Docker engine – separately install via PowerShell script (a lightweight virtual machine designed for microservices deployment)
** with instructions to convert Windows Server 2016 evaluation version to retail

Speaker PowerShell Conference 2016 Asia – Singapore 21-22 Oct

The PowerShell Conference 2015, Asia (Singapore 18-19 Sep, 2015)

Thrilled to announce that I shall be a Speaker at the second PowerShell Conference 2016 in South-East Asia. This jam-packed event is scheduled to take place in amazing Singapore 21-22 Oct 2016 with exciting pre-conference workshops (Thu 20.10.2016).

Here is the abstract of my hands-on (demo driven) break-out session:

101 Crash Guide to Windows 10 Internet of (Your) Things Core and PowerShell

You can deploy Windows PowerShell on hetereogeneous platforms from Windows desktop, server, mobile and now Linux-based systems. Did you know that with Windows 10 Internet of Things (IoT) Core, you can harness the same PowerShell skillset to manage and administer your IoT and connected devices?

In this demo-driven session, you will walk away with the key knowledge to help you understand and embark on the exciting field of IoT.

Make sure you take this opportunity to join top Powershell team members, industry experts, partners and MVPs share all you want to know about PowerShell in this exciting event. More information and registration here.

PS: do not miss out this wonderful opportunity to stay over to travel around and explore Singapore and the amazing South-East Asian countries.

#psconfasia #ITPro #PowerShell #Singapore

Follow me for all the buzz -> @_leedesmond (Twitter)!

PowerShell Open Sourced on Linux and Mac OS X !

Breaking News (as on 18 Aug 2016)
“Alpha” release – official announcement here (or Twitter @jsnover)

PowerShellThe Microsoft .NET team has ported the .NET Core framework to Linux which in turn enabled PowerShell to be ported to Linux as well. PowerShell on *nix is now designed to enable customers to use the same tools and the same people to manage everything from just about anywhere.

More reasons to say YES to learn and deploy PowerShell to manage your heterogeneous Windows to Linux based on-premise to cloud environments today!

Supported platforms
– Ubuntu, Centos, Red Hat and more coming

Download
GitHub

PowerShell Editor Service (link)*
– Choice of editors (VS Code, Sublime, etc.) with Intellisense, debugging, etc.

[MS-PSRP]: PowerShell Remoting Protocol
– Will be extended to use OpenSSH (option to use SSH or WinRM as a transport)

*Integrated Scripting Environment

SEE ALSO
Microsoft has open-sourced PowerShell for Linux, Macs. Repeat, Microsoft has open-sourced PowerShell @ www.theregister.co.uk

Zurich Kurs/Course: Definitiv Start Do. 25. Aug 2016 PowerShell v5 Basics

PowerShell

Kurs: PowerShell V5: Einführung (IS35.16.41)
Wo: EB Zuerich
Start: Do. 25. Aug 2016 x 8 Mal
Zeit: 1800 – 2130 Uhr

Ob Einsteiger, Quersteiger oder Entwickler, fangen wir von Null mit der Grundlage von Windows PowerShell an, um Praxisorientierte Know-how zum Einsatz vor Ort, Hybrid bis in der Cloud zu vermitteln.

Es gibt noch freien Plätze zu diesem beliebten Kurs. Sie sollen sich diese letzte Chance zum sonderlichen Preis nicht entgehen lassen.

Mehr Information und Anmeldung hier.

#PowerShell #ITPros #Events #Training @ebzuerich

Windows 10 Anniversary Update Available August 2, 2016

As shared by the Windows team blog, the anniversary update for Windows 10 is now officially released as on Tue 2 Aug 2016.

This update is free for all licensed users and will be automatically rolled out to users worldwide through Windows Update*. This Anniversary Update is identified as “Feature Update to Windows 10 Version 1607”.

If you cannot wait for this automatic WU to kick in, you can go right to Microsoft’s Windows 10 Update History support page and manually download the executable (direct link to Windows10Upgrade28084.exe ~5.5MB).

To learn more about the “Windows 10 Anniversary Update”, see “New Video Series This Week On Windows Highlights Windows 10 Anniversary Update“.

* provided that you did not disable the WU service as part of your organization’s policy to retain absolute control over how and when updates, hotfixes, patches, etc. get deployed