Speaker: Western European MVP Community Connection May/June 2017

MVPAn der diesjährigen Western European MVP Community Connection* habe ich einen Vortrag namens “So You Wanna Be A Courseware Author?”, die in Madrid bei Microsoft Spanien stattfindet. Ich freue mich auf diese Gelegenheit, mit MVP Kollegen und Microsofties aus 13 unterschiedlichen Ländern in der Regionen zu vernetzen und neue Freundschaften zu schliessen.

I have a presentation entitled “So You Wanna Be A Courseware Author?” which will be delivered at this year’s Western Europe MVP Community Connection* taking place at Microsoft Spain in Madrid. Really excited to have the opportunity to meet with and make acquaintance of MVP colleagues and MVP peers from 13 countries in the region.

* MVP Open Day 31 May – 02 June 2017

Zürich PowerShell Training Kurs/Course (from May 2017)

PowerShellThe bad news is that I will miss another year of PowerShell Europe Conference in Hanover, Germany (2 – 5 May 2017). The very excellent news though is that I shall deliver and teach a private PowerShell 5.x course* to the biggest number one Swiss bank in the country, ranked as one of the top Fortune 500 global financial services institution worldwide.

How can I participate in or organize private (customized) lessons then? Simple really. Contact me for more information today. Or you can sign-up for any of my popular public PowerShell, Microsoft Windows Server 2016, MCSA certificate or specialized cloud training classes covering beginners to advanced levels:

  • Kurs: PowerShell V5.x – Einführung / Basics (link)
    Next (evening) class start Wed 10. May 2017
  • Kurs: PowerShell V5.x – Aufbau / Advanced (link)
    Next (evening) class start Wed 30. Aug 2017
  • Office 365, Azure, Exchange/Skype for Business Server, PowerShell Automation, etc. (contact)
  • Others

I look forward to work with you on training or consultancy engagements in your language (English, German, 中文, etc.) from Zurich, Switzerland to pretty much anywhere in the world.

#PowerShell #ITPros #Events #Training @ebzuerich

* hence the apparent quietness online

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)!

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

Zurich PowerShell v5 Basics Kurs: Start Do. 25 Aug 2016 (Geplante)

PowerShellDer nächste PowerShell v5 Basics Einführungskurs ist am Do. 25.08.2016 in Zürich geplant und findet am 8 Abende statt (1800 bis 2130 Uhr).

Es gibt noch freien Plätze. Mehr Informationen und Anmeldung finden Sie hier.

Pluralsight (Video) Course: Core Administration – Skype for Business Server (Overview ‘Flyer’)

If you have not yet signed up for my “Core Administration – Skype for Business Server” Pluralsight (and other excellent) online video course(s), you may want to check out this course’s free overview here or click on “Course Overview” under the Table of Contents (link).

Enjoy!

Pluralsight (Video) Course: Core Administration – Skype for Business Server

I am super excited to share with you an online video course for IT Pros and DevOps which I authored entitled “Core Administration – Skype for Business Server”. You can learn at your own pace with this practical course with lots of demo touching on premise to cloud deployments (Office 365 / Skype for Business Online).

Sign up for this (and other great) course(s) at Pluralsight today. Looking forward to your support and feedback!

ABSTRACT
Skype for Business Server empowers seamless communications and data sharing anywhere from desktop to mobile. This course will teach you the core administrative aspects from system and user management to practical troubleshooting tips and tricks.

DESCRIPTION
Operating a complex platform like Unified Communications and Collaboration to provide seamless access across typical productivity tools and applications is a challenging undertaking. In this course, Core Administration – Skype for Business Server, you’ll learn the foundational knowledge of system and user management.

First, you will acquire the skill to handle core user administration, policies, and configuration settings. Next, you’ll learn how to manage topology, define system components, and behavior to control access privileges. Finally, you’ll understand how to deploy tools and applications to effectively troubleshoot and support the environment.

When you’re finished with this course, you’ll gain the essential skills and know-how to run a smooth and problem-free infrastructure.

As a bonus, this course takes a look at on-premise vs. Skype for Business Online (Office 365) deployment scenarios in addition to management using PowerShell Remoting and a reference test lab topology to help complement your learning experience.

#skype4b #skype #lync #powershell

 

Informatik Tage 2016 (Zürich 3 – 4 Juni 2016)

informatikTage2016

Im Raum Zürich öffnen mehr als 70 IT-Unternehmen, Universität, Ausbildungs-, Weiterbildungs und IT-Schulen Ihre Türen. Am 3. und 4. Juni 2016 warten zahlreiche gratis Tagungen und Workshops auf Sie.

Im Rahmen der Informatiktage Zürich organisiert EB-Zürich eine Veranstaltung mit Live-Streaming auf Youtube:

Im Neuland (#imNeuland)
Bürger/innen, Staat und Netz

Wir brechen auf ins Neuland, eine Welt, in der neue Technologien neuen Leuten neue Macht verleihen. Was «Civic Technology» uns allen bringt, wohin sich die Beziehung zwischen Bürgerinnen und Bürgern und Staat in einer zunehmend digitalen Gesellschaft entwickelt: Wir besprechen es mit jenen, die das Neuland schon heute gestalten.

Einen Besuch lohnt es sich bestimmt. Lassen Sie sich diese Gelegenheit nicht entgehen!

 

Article: Using PowerShell DSC to Deploy Update Packages

I am really excited to share that my latest article “Using PowerShell DSC to Deploy Update Packages” is now published online at WindowsNetworking.com (many thanks to fellow MVP Mitch Tulloch!).

By way of the Desired State Configuration feature, a standards based system management platform delivered as part of Windows PowerShell 4.0 and higher, you can deploy common update packages (.msu) – including Windows Management Framework 5 RTM which comes with PowerShell 5 – using DSC itself.

You are cordially invited to check out this article where your feedback here or via social media (@_leedesmond) is always welcome!