We'll be welcoming you at Skillsmatter, Codenode from 8:00 AM to register and pick up your badge. Tea and coffee will be served in the Esc networking space, where you'll be able to start chatting with your fellow PowerShellers and discover our sponsors and their demos!
Welcome from the organiser and introduction of our sponsors (Ticketmaster and G-Research)
No buy in for DevOps in the company? Looks too daunting to do a proof of concept on your production application? Old school Enterprise nervous about even dipping a toe in the DevOps Kool Aid?
Start with the Helpdesk. Lots of tickets and processes that are ripe for scripting, automation and testing. Fertile grounds to build up experience, quick wins and evidence that this will make a difference.
This session will show how you can implement a lot of great stuff for your Helpdesk using PowerShell, Implicit Remoting, JEA and Pester. Using these technologies you can give you support crew safe, secure, audited access to information they wouldn't normally have. Allow them to restart production systems in a simple manner, ensuring that everything is done in the right order, comes back properly, and is fully logged, without having to give them Administrator privileges all over the place.
Doing this gives you examples of Automation, Scripting (so there'd better be Source Control!), Security impersonation and Testing to take to your boss as concrete evidence, or as a simple introduction for other members of your team.
During this session we'll cover many little tips 'n tricks that few people know, but also some best practices that will enable to to get the best experience and performance out of PowerShell. We'll do this fast paces, but with lots of humor so you won't fall a sleep or even want to check your phone.
When you need to integrate with others systems for automation, PowerShell is your friend. In this session we will look at ways you can work with different types of data in PowerShell that you may need to deal with when integrating various systems. Sometimes there are built-in cmdlets to use, sometimes there are not and we need to look at alternative approaches. We will also cover some gotchas from real world experiences that have caught us out in the past. Whether you are using text, CSV or Excel files, or data from web services such as XML, JSON or YAML we'll help you get on the right track to being successful with data.
A lunch buffet will be served in the Esc networking space.
PowerShell for every system! This evidently requires an understanding of Windows PowerShell, .Net Core, .Net Standard and PowerShell Core. In this session we will distill what it really means for us in the short- to medium-term. Finally we'll deploy PowerShell Core on both Windows and Linux.
Feeling more Ops than Dev? Learning Power classes will definitely draw out the dormant Dev in you. Power Classes will give you that edge and have you feeling more Dev in no time!
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An introduction session to show you how YOU can deploy your PowerShell module to a PowerShell Gallery (public or private) automatically
In this fast paced demo heavy session we will
- Use Plaster to create our module framework
- Use GitHub for Version Control
- Use Pester to develop our module with TDD
- Use VSTS to Build, Test (with Pester) and Release our changes to the PowerShell Gallery
Within 45 minutes you will have the tools that you require to continuously deliver changes safely to your published PowerShell module for the consumption of others all using a module that uses the Microsoft Cognitive Services Faces API to analyse Beards
I'm a SQL Server DBA and a lot of my time is spent in Powershell these days. Database environments can be quite complex and in my attempts to automate setting up lab environments for (automated) testing I discovered the open source Powershell library called Lability. It has a slight learning curve and leans heavily on DSC which also has a bit of a learning curve. In this session I'll show you how to set up a fairly complex lab from start to finish and take you through my lessons learned.
Our sponsor G-RESEARCH would like you to join them, the speakers and organisers for a few drinks at the Red Lion!