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

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

 

Skype for Business Online (Office 365): PowerShell Remoting Cannot bind -TargetServer

With Lync Server 2013 Administrative Tools (OCSCore.msi) locally installed, execution of the following remote PowerShell statement to connect to Skype for Business Online will trigger a prompt for TargetServer as shown:

$session = New-CsOnlineSession -Credential (Get-Credential)

cmdlet New-CsOnlineSession at command pipeline position 1
Supply values for the following parameters:
TargetServer:
New-CsOnlineSession : Cannot bind argument to parameter ‘TargetServer’ because it is an empty string.
At line:1 char:12
+ $session = New-CsOnlineSession -Credential $credential
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo : InvalidData: (:) [New-CsOnlineSession], ParameterBindingValidationException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : ParameterArgumentValidationErrorEmptyStringNotAllowed,New-CsOnlineSession

 

This happens even after you have installed the current version* of “Skype for Business Online, Windows PowerShell Module”.

To resolve this issue, make sure that you apply the latest version of Lync Server 2013 or patch/cumulative update described in KB2809243 over the out-dated version.

* version 9319.0 released 22 Jul 2015 as of this writing

REFERENCE
Using Windows PowerShell to manage Skype for Business Online (link)

Skype for Business Server and Flash Player (Desktop Experience)

If you do not want to inadvertently add Adobe Flash to your Skype for Business Server 2015 installation, a desktop application that serves no real purpose on your SERVER operating system (other than making it vulnerable from a security perspective), a review of my previous post* is in order.

This is important as various blog postings, including Microsoft’s #skype4b documentation on TechNet Library (link), continue to make the same (old) suggestion to install this “side application” as part of the prerequisites as of today.
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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!