I’ve been fairly distant from my blog for quite a few months… work has been very busy and preparing for the PowerShell Summit really took quite a bit of time. On top of all of that I was also traveling to Microsoft TechEd shortly after the PowerShell Summit.
The PowerShell Summit was an amazing event, probably the most well prepared conference I’ve attended. The venue was great, the evening events were very cool and the food was fantastic! I was lucky enough that my presentations were Monday morning, so I was able to relax and enjoy the remainder of the conference.
One fun thing that wasn’t well known is that the Sunday before the conference I did a quick run through my VM’s to validate my demos would work… I started walking through my SharePoint Demo and guess what… no go. Luckily I had all of the media on my local machine, after troubleshooting a bit I gave up and rebuilt the demo day before presenting it. Everything went smoothly the next day.
I was also lucky enough that Aaron Hoover sat in on my PowerCLI: How to Automate Your VMware Environment Reports session and recorded everything. The recording was done on a webcam, so you will see it have to refocus occasionally. I have the slides posted on the blog so you can follow along with those.
It was a great experience presenting at the PowerShell Summit and I hope present in coming years. Now the very exciting information at the Summit did not come from my session, but sessions from Jeffrey Snover and the PowerShell Product team.
During the PowerShell Summit the PowerShell team performed lightning demo’s to show off different projects they are working on with PowerShell. Some of those demo’s included Configuring Azure VM’s using PowerShell DSC, PSGet – very similar to OneGet which was released prior to the Summit but specific for PowerShell Scripts, the PowerShell Script Browser – this is an Add on for PowerShell ISE to browse scripts that are available in the TechNet Script Gallery, and last but certainly not least… using PowerShell DSC to configure a Linux host.
A lot of these topics have been posted to the PowerShell Blog now which can be found at the links above. Overall there was tons of cool information and that is just a fraction that I’ve captured above. I strongly encourage you dig into the posts on the Windows PowerShell Blog.