Techstravaganza 2017 History

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On this page you can find info about the sessions and sponsors that we had for the 2017 New York Techstravaganza.
Techstravaganza (formerly IT Pro Con NY) is a one-day 9am-5pm grassroots technical conference (18 sessions, 4 tracks, and worldwide speakers) for IT Pros that is brought to you by a few of the local community groups in cooperation with Microsoft. Techstravaganza 2017 (7th year) was held on Friday, April 28th, 2017.

Speaker Session Sampling of Confirmed Microsoft MVPs, MCTs, and SMEs.

  • Tome Tanasovski [PowerShell] “Anarchists guide to PowerShell – What you’re mom told you not to do with PowerShell and how to do it!” – PowerShell MVP/Architect
  • Prabhat Nigam [Exchange] “Best High Availability Designs for Exchange 2016” – MVP (3 times)/Speaker/Author/
  • Stephen Owen [PowerShell] “Let’s create a GUI Interface using PowerShell”
  • Adnan Rafique [Exchange] “#Improving Team Communication and Collaboration using Microsoft Teams” – Office Servers MVP/MCT
  • Peter De Tender [Azure] “Becoming the Master of Disaster… (by using Azure Site Recovery)” – Azure MVP/MCT/Cloud Solution Architect
  • Kirk Munro [PowerShell] “Debugging PowerShell and Defensive Scripting Techniques”
  • Sami Laiho [Windows] “Moving from Reactive to Proactive Security” – MVP/Award Winning Speaker. Received “Best Session” at TechEd North America/Europe/Australia in 2014
  • Tome Tanasovski [Azure] “Azure Functions – What exactly is serverless compute, why is it important, and what does it mean?” – PowerShell MVP/Architect

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Our Sponsors

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PowerShell Track Sponsor Sapien

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Windows Track Sponsor – 1E

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Exchange Track Sponsor Trend Micro

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Azure Cloud Track Sponsor- Microsoft

Booth Sponsors

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1E’s mission is simple: to enable our customers to automate the full software lifecycle across their business.

Through Software Lifecycle Automation employees become more productive, the business becomes more agile, and IT departments more reactive to change. We empower our customers to remove unused software and unnecessary servers, and reduce network bandwidth while providing their users with the software they need, when they need it. As a result, our customers save millions on hardware, software, energy, and people.

To date, 1E solutions have generated over $2.6 billion of productivity improvements. This includes $1.4 billion in energy costs alone and a reduction in CO2 emissions of 12.4 million tons.

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Sapien

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Windows Track Sessions {Click Each Session to See Presentations}

 

 

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Exchange Track Sessions {Click Each Session to See Presentations}

 

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Windows Track Sessions {Click Each Session to See Presentations}

 

 

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Windows Abstracts

 

Moving from Reactive to Proactive Security. Sami Laiho

Gartner has said that one of the most needed changes in enterprise security is to move to a least privilege approach, whitelisting of applications and overall proactive security. Microsoft said in February 2017 that in 2016 over 90% of all security threats against Windows and Office would have been mitigated by moving to proactive security. In year 2016 all major antimalware companies reported around 300000 new malware samples EVERY DAY! Do you really need more convincing that you need to go Proactive as well?

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Accelerate Your Windows 10 Deployment. Jerome Barnes

Is your organization preparing for the next major OS migration to Windows 10? Do you recall your last Windows migration? Was it painful? If it was, you are not alone.

Most migrations are arduous and lengthy projects that put a strain on resources, strangle bandwidth and impact user productivity. It doesn’t have to be that way. Your migration can be simplified, you just need to automate it. Implementing an on-demand Windows strategy will:

    • Reduce infrastructure and in turn reduce cost and time to completion.
    • Provide a zero-impact, seamless experience for end-users.
    • Rationalize existing applications to determine which need to be migrated.

In this session, we will discuss how to automate Windows 10 migrations across all scenarios, including the most complex like BIOS-UEFI and disk encryption.

Securing Mobile Devices in the Enterprise. Alfred Ojukwu

Mobility has become key for productivity in the enterprise. As companies adopt and deploy Microsoft Intune to manage their Office 365 mobile apps, they will be increasingly looking to bring their internal and 3rd party apps the same level of data protection. Microsoft Intune is the “management arm” of the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) that helps in achieving just that. Enterprise mobility is all about enabling employees to be productive on all of their devices while keeping your organization’s information protected. Join us as we explore hybrid identity and access management (Azure Active Directory Premium), Microsoft device and application management (Intune), and information protection (Azure Information Protection [AIP]).

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Speaker Bio

 

Sami Laiho

Sami Laiho

Sami Laiho is one of the world’s leading professionals in the Windows OS and Security. Sami has been working with and teaching OS internals, troubleshooting, management, and security for more than 15 years. Sami’s session was evaluated as the best session in TechEd North America, Europe and Australia in 2014, and Nordic Infrastructure Conference in 2016 and 2017.

 

Jerome Barnes

Jerome Barnes

Jerome Barnes is a Solutions Engineer at 1E. During his 4 years with the company, he has continued to use his experience to help customer solve complex business problems using 1E solutions. If you’ve ever seen him speak at a conference, you know he’s a skilled presenter who is able to explain high level concepts with ease. He is a seasoned veteran in all aspects of endpoint management, virtualization, and mobile management and holds a BS in Computer Science from Kean University.

 

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Exchange Track Sessions {Click Each Session to See Presentations}

 

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Exchange Abstracts

 

Best High Availability Designs for Exchange 2016. Prabhat Nigam

Exchange 2016 is going to live longer so it should be deployed correctly. A simple misconfiguration can cause performance issue. Similarly, if we do not configure high availability correctly then HA might fail at the time of the requirement. This session will cover every basic design requirement which will configure your deployment in best High Availability.

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Improving Team Communication and Collaboration using Microsoft Teams. Adnan Rafique

Office 365 is really build for email (backed by Exchange) collaboration, file sharing, meeting, socializing, so what Microsoft Team adds to Office 365 Portfolio. Join us and discover the latest addition to Office 365, experience with us chatting, file sharing and host meetings with your teams. One of the core pillar of MS Team is Exchange Server and what an Exchange Admin will need to know to manage MS Team.

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Benefits of Office 365/Exchange Online Hybrid Deployments. Kamal Abburi

Get to know the options available with migrations to Office 365. Understand the advantages and the fundamentals of an Exchange Hybrid deployment. This session will help you plan, prepare and deploy an exchange hybrid deployment with ease.

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Speaker Bio

 

Prabhat Nigam

Prabhat Nigam

Prabhat is 3 times Microsoft MVP Award winner. He is MBA in Information Technology and he is working as a Microsoft Architect where he helps in designing, implementing, managing and supporting solutions for private messaging cloud, mergers, collaboration between different messaging software and other migration & deployment projects for the following technologies Office 365, Azure, AWS, Exchange, SQL, ADFS, MFA, FIM, MIM and Directory services. He has worked for all big IT giants either as an employee or contractor where he has led the Global teams. He has started his career as Technical Consultant in Exchange 5.5 with Microsoft PSS and his exchange love never stopped & continued with 2000/2003/2007/2010/2013/2016/O365. At one point in time, he was the only person to support EDS customers when Microsoft had closed all the supports for 5.5 and now for all old legacy Exchange versions.
He blogs at MSExchangeGuru.com, manages multiple LinkedIn and Facebook Groups. He also Owns MSExchnageGuru YouTube channel where he uploads all his records technical sessions. Don’t forget to check his PowerShell scripts which are making admins life easier. Prabhat can be reached at prabhat.nigam@GoldenFive.net.

 

Adnan Rafique

Adnan Rafique

Adnan loves helping businesses to adopt IT strategy in the area of messaging and collaboration. His main areas of expertise are Microsoft Exchange Server and Office 365 and anything falls within messaging. He has designed architected and engineered many large-scale solutions which improved over all end-user experience and increased business productivity. He works for a big four as an enterprise collaboration architect, where he delivers technical architecture, perform market research and analysis as well as helps drive strategic technology plans.

He holds a number of certifications, MCSE Messaging Exchange 2016 [Chartered], MCSE 2013, MCSA Office 365, MCITP Ent. Admin, MCTS. He is also Microsoft Certified Trainer MCT and the Graduate Student at Georgetown University doing MS in Technology Management.

He can be reached via twitter @ExchangeITPro
His detailed profile url – http://www.exchangeitpro.com/bio/

 

Kamal Abburi

Kamal Abburi

Kamal Abburi is a Premier Field Engineering Manager in Business Productivity for Microsoft based in the New York/New Jersey region supporting customers improve their IT health, empower their IT teams to drive successful deployments, plan for supportability and improve systems availability. He worked in the IT Industry for 18 years on various Microsoft Technologies primarily helping Enterprise customers with digital transformation.

William Kam

2001 – 2011: Technical Product Manager for SMB Products and Director of Technical Marketing for SMB and Consumer Products
Nearly 15 years with Trend Micro, Inc.
For 10+ years, Technical Product Manager for SMB (Worry-Free, Remote Manager) and Consumer Products.
Evangelist for Trend Micro within the SMB Reseller Community.
Developed and Managed the Reseller Training and Certification Programs.
2013 – Present: Director Technical Product Marketing for Enterprise Products and Sr. Benchmark Manager
Manage the Technical Product Marketing organization that develops outbound technical for Customers and Partners such as Performance Report, Sizing Guides, and Product Comparisons.
Manage the relationship and activities for efficacy testing at the Malware Testing Labs: AV-TEST, NSS Labs, AV-Comparatives, Veszprog.
Evangelist for Trend Micro within the SMB Reseller Community.
 
Alfred Ojukwu

Alfred Ojukwu

Alfred Ojukwu is a Technology Solutions Professional (TSP) in the Tri-State responsible for supporting the deployment and implementation of Enterprise Mobility solutions including Microsoft Intune, Azure Active Directory, and Secure Access to data in the cloud. During the last 15 years, Alfred has provided support for IT Infrastructure solutions working with the Department of Agriculture, Hewlett-Packard, and now with Microsoft. Alfred also has presented, at many conferences including TechEd, Microsoft Ignite covering topics focused on device management solutions. Alfred has also presented a number of sessions within Microsoft Virtual academy and plays a key role in driving community involvement in solutions around Enterprise Mobility and Security (EMS). Alfred enjoys, travelling abroad, running and spending time reading classic books.

 

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Azure Track Sessions {Click Each Session to See Presentations}

 

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Azure Cloud Abstracts

 

Azure & Windows Nano Server with Docker; Hybrid is possible. Dan Stolts

Containers, the next wave of virtualization, are changing everything! Add it to an ultra-small and supper efficient OS like Nano and you have an incredible platform. Now with Docker running on Windows and Docker Containers built into both Azure and Windows Server, containers are poised to take over the virtualization landscape. Come to the session to learn all about containers running on Nano and how you can put these technologies to use in your organization. We will look at both on-premises (Hyper-V) and Azure as well as the two working together. You will learn about the portability and walk away with PowerShell examples of working with Nano in a Hybrid environment.

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Become the Master of Disaster… (by using Azure Site Recovery). Peter De Tender

In this session, learn from Peter De Tender, Microsoft Cloud Solution Architect / Microsoft Certified Trainer / Azure MVP (2013-2015) and passionate speaker, what it takes to architect and deploy a rock-solid disaster recovery solution for your application servers, using Azure Site Recovery (ASR). Whether these servers are running on-premises as physical servers, Hyper-V VMs or in Amazon AWS. This demo-packed session walks you through the architecture, deployment, troubleshooting and best practices sides of Azure Site Recovery. And common in Peter’s presentations, he will share his deep-technical knowledge in a passionate and fun way.

Objective #1: – Become familiar with the architectural side of building an Azure Site Recovery solution and where it fits in your IT Infrastructure. Learn how current typical disaster recovery solutions are a thing of the past, because they are too complex to deploy, too complex to manage, too expensive.

Objective #2: – Experience the deployment of ASR to replicate from Hyper-V VMs and Amazon AWS VMs, see a failover in action and monitor the full process. By building a custom protection plan, you will also see a failback in action once the primary site is back up and running.

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Securing your infrastructure with Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Prabhat Nigam

Today, we can see so many hacks and spam attacks happening. It becomes a necessity to secure your infrastructure with multiple-factor authentications (MFAs). Microsoft Azure MFA is also capable of securing your infrastructure (private or cloud). Azure MFA can protect every application in a mix of web access proxy, RDWeb, ADFS and Azure MFA. This session will share the details how can everyone protect their cloud infrastructure using these technologies.

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Hybrid at its best: An introduction to Microsoft Azure Stack Kurt Jung

There was a datacenter, than there was Microsoft Azure. Now Microsoft wants you to run Azure in your datacenter! In just a few short months Microsoft Azure Stack will be ready for datacenters around the world. Join me in this session to take a first look at the details of what Azure Stack has to offer. You will also get to see Azure Stack TP3 demos that explore important use cases.

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Serverless compute primer – Azure Functions and what they mean Tome Tanasovski

First there were physical servers, then the servers disappeared for virtual servers, then the virtual servers disappeared into containers, and today we’re getting rid of those in favor of running a single function with input and optional output beyond the clouds in the aether. What? If you are scratching your head, don’t worry, you are not alone. During this session, we’ll look at the evolution of compute and talk about what Azure Functions/AWS Lambda mean to both the developer, those worrying about infrastructure, and those that are stuck supporting the apps that are developed in a serverless mode. By the end of the session, you’ll understand the promises that are being made and the challenges that this new paradigm introduces.

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Azure & Windows Nano Server with Docker; Hybrid is possible (Part 2): Making It Real with PowerShell Deep Dive Dan Stolts

Part 2 extends on the knowledge of part 1 but we get to see how it all works. We will show the complete setup and running code to see the magic through demo. In this session we will walk-through the code examples and run them. Upon completing this session you will have confidence in setting up your environment and running the scripts provided. This is a PowerShell heavy session. Dan will show us the code to create a Nano Server deployment. Deploy Nano Server, install and create containers on Nano. Remotely manage a Nano server and finally, migrate a VM from Hyper-V to Azure. All while reviewing and explaining the code; while time permits.

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Azure Networking. Kurt Jung

You know datacenter management, you know networking, and then comes Microsoft Azure. A lot of your understanding about how to manage networking requires recalibration when managing IaaS services in Microsoft Azure. Join us in this session as we discuss the networking components of Azure, how to configure, manage and troubleshoot issues with hands-on demo of some of the latest tools.

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Speaker Bio

 

SPrabhat Nigam

Prabhat Nigam

Prabhat is 3 times Microsoft MVP Award winner. He is MBA in Information Technology and he is working as a Microsoft Architect where he helps in designing, implementing, managing and supporting solutions for private messaging cloud, mergers, collaboration between different messaging software and other
migration & deployment projects for the following technologies Office 365, Azure, AWS, Exchange, SQL, ADFS, MFA, FIM, MIM and Directory services. He has worked for all big IT giants either as an employee or contractor where he has led the Global teams. He has started his career as Technical Consultant in Exchange 5.5 with Microsoft PSS and his exchange love never stopped & continued with 2000/2003/2007/2010/2013/2016/O365. At one point in time, he was the only person to support EDS customers when Microsoft had closed all the supports for 5.5 and now for all old legacy Exchange versions.
He blogs at MSExchangeGuru.com, manages multiple LinkedIn and Facebook Groups. He also Owns MSExchnageGuru YouTube channel where he uploads all his records technical sessions. Don’t forget to check his PowerShell scripts which are making admins life easier. Prabhat can be reached at prabhat.nigam@GoldenFive.net.

 

Dan Stolts

Dan Stolts

Dan Stolts “ITProGuru” is a technology expert who is a master of systems management and security. He is Chief Technology Strategist for Microsoft, owns several businesses and is a published author. Reach him on his primary blog http://itproguru.com or twitter @ITProGuru. He is proficient in many datacenter technologies (Windows Server, System Center, Virtualization, Cloud, Etc) and holds many certifications including MCT, MCITP, MCSE, TS, etc. Dan is currently specializing in system management, virtualization and cloud technologies. Dan is and has been a very active member of the user group community. Dan is an enthusiastic advocate of technology and is passionate about helping others. See more at: http://itproguru.com/about

 

Peter De Tender

Peter De Tender is a Microsoft Infrastructure Expert, Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), Microsoft MVP (2013-2015), technical writer and passionate speaker. Starting his IT career in 1996, Peter has never looked back from Microsoft server technologies. At present, he’s an expert on Azure Infrastructure Services and overall Azure Platform architecture, coaching Microsoft Partners all over the world in doing more Azure business by providing training, readiness workshops and architect consulting on Azure and broader Microsoft cloud technologies.
Peter authored numerous Azure-related whitepapers and courses for Opsgility (http://www.opsgility.com) and Packt Publishing (http://www.packtpub.com ), and has recently published Learning Operations Management Suite with Apress (http://www.apress.com) in November 2016.

 

Kurt Jung

Kurt Jung

Kurt Jung is a Senior Research Analyst at KEMP Technologies. He is part of the Strategic Alliance team at KEMP and acts as the technical lead on many of the partner driven opportunities. Prior to KEMP, Kurt has spent most of his career working as a consultant helping customers deploy on-premises, cloud and hybrid cloud scenarios to support their business. His focus in the past has been around messaging and collaboration but these days it is all about Azure and Azure Stack.

Kurt Jung started his IT journey back in 2000. In the early days of his career his primary focus was around messaging, more specifically Exchange. He spent much of his time as a consultant helping customers migrate and manage their messaging environments. This soon expanded into the world of LCS/OCS/Lync and enterprise voice. Eventually all of this transformed into assisting customers into the cloud and hybrid cloud solutions including Office 365. Today he is all about Azure and Azure Stack working at an ISV focused on Application Delivery and High Availability of solutions in the cloud. Kurt is a member and speaks regularly at the Philadelphia Unified Communications Users Group.

 

Tome Tanasovski

Tome Tanasovski

Tome is an executive for a market-leading global financial services firm in New York City where he focuses on automation, private cloud, and distributed computing. He is the founder and leader of the New York City PowerShell User group, a blogger, and speaks regularly at conferences and user groups. In 2011 he became a cofounder of the NYC Techstravaganza, coauthored the Windows PowerShell Bible, and received the title of Honorary Scripting Guy from the Hey Scripting Guy! blog. Tome has also received the MVP award from Microsoft for the last seven years in Windows PowerShell.

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PowerShell Abstracts

 

Rewriting history: extending and enhancing PowerShell features with fantastic results. Kirk Munro

While I love the wonder and excitement of new features in the latest releases of PowerShell and new concepts like Nano server, containers, and .NET Core, I love new innovations that I can leverage on current releases/technologies even more. That’s why I like to arm my PowerShell toolbelt with insightful, high-impact modules that work with most if not all current releases of PowerShell, so that people like you and I can work with innovative solutions for today while we keep learning about what will be available tomorrow. There are tons of opportunity to extend and enhance existing concepts in PowerShell that make your DevOps work and toolmaking experience much better, regardless of what host you use to do your PowerShell work. Come to this session to be inspired by some creative things you can do with PowerShell by rewriting history, replacing the format and output layer, making debugging features more easily accessible to any host, and more. This session will focus on demos of highly impactful and innovative PowerShell solutions that you can use right now, and talk about how these tools were made to help inspire your own toolmaking ideas.

Session takeaway:
1. By leveraging all of the extension points possible, there are many ways you can be creative and extend and enhance your PowerShell toolset.
2. Binary modules and compiled cmdlets are a very important capability in the Windows PowerShell ecosystem.
3. There is a ton of value to be realized in HistoryPx, FormatPx, DebugPx and other modules available on the PowerShell Gallery.

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Anarchists guide to PowerShell – What you’re mom told you not to do with PowerShell and how to do it!. Tome Tanasovski

Come and learn the fun and fringe with Windows PowerShell. Whether it’s developing distributed clusters of code with Zookeeper, implementing Machine learning algorithms, developing and running web services, or controlling an Arduino, there are fun things to do with PowerShell that you didn’t even know were possible. Some of these are foundational components to the infrastructure of an app that you can use today and some are esoteric or niche bits that should never be anywhere near production. Expect a whirlwind tour of frameworks and code samples that should have your mind in a frenzy. Join Tome and get inspired to develop your next application with PowerShell or simply decide it’s time to control your refrigerator with objects and a pipeline.

[Karate Kid Level] Debugging PowerShell and Defensive Scripting Techniques. Kirk Munro

Have you ever downloaded a PowerShell script or module to solve some problem you were having and it just wouldn’t work, but you couldn’t understand why? Have you written your own script and it worked fine on your machine but not in a job, scheduled task, or on another machine? PowerShell has definitely hit the mainstream, and being able to efficiently debug PowerShell scripts is an essential skill to have in your tool belt today. Come to this session to learn how to unleash your inner PowerShell debugging ninja by identifying defensive scripting techniques to reduce the need for debugging and learning best practices that allow you to tighten your code-test-debug loop for optimal efficiency while maximizing your results.

Session takeaway:
1. “Soft” debugging skills that reduce or eliminate the need to work with a PowerShell debugger when it’s not necessary.
2. “Hard” debugging skills that will help you get the most value for the least effort when working with the PowerShell debugger.
3. Best practices and tips and tricks that increase reliability and efficiency when writing and debugging PowerShell scripts and modules.

Let’s create a GUI Interface using PowerShell. Stephen Owen

Creating GUIS with Visual Basic is sooo last year…and belongs more on CSI than in your datacenter. In this talk, Microsoft MVP Stephen Owen (aka FoxDeploy) will walk you through the options available, sharing some code snippets and templates that will make your GUI crafting experience in PowerShell a Breeze! Perfect for creating tooling for your team members to use.

Build an internal PowerShell CI/CD build pipeline for authoring and publishing modules and applications. Sunny Chakraborty

How do you distribute your PowerShell code and applications to your computers? Are you still using file-shares to stage code for deployment? Then this talk is for you.

The talk focuses on creating a common authoring platform and using a CI/CD build pipeline for building and distributing modules as well as applications (EXE/MSI).
Session takeaway:
1. Use an API backed internal PowerShell gallery for hosting PowerShell modules and Applications.
2. Leverage the same PowerShell Package Management commands that let you work with PowerShell gallery to roll-out your own PowerShell modules.
3. Build a consistent PowerShell build-pipeline using Plaster, Pester, Chocolatey, TeamCity, Github and Proget.

[Ninja Level] Debugging PowerShell and Defensive Scripting Techniques. Kirk Munro

Have you ever downloaded a PowerShell script or module to solve some problem you were having and it just wouldn’t work, but you couldn’t understand why? Have you written your own script and it worked fine on your machine but not in a job, scheduled task, or on another machine? PowerShell has definitely hit the mainstream, and being able to efficiently debug PowerShell scripts is an essential skill to have in your tool belt today. Come to this session to learn how to unleash your inner PowerShell debugging ninja by identifying defensive scripting techniques to reduce the need for debugging and learning best practices that allow you to tighten your code-test-debug loop for optimal efficiency while maximizing your results.

Session takeaway:
1. “Soft” debugging skills that reduce or eliminate the need to work with a PowerShell debugger when it’s not necessary.
2. “Hard” debugging skills that will help you get the most value for the least effort when working with the PowerShell debugger.
3. Best practices and tips and tricks that increase reliability and efficiency when writing and debugging PowerShell scripts and modules.

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Speaker Bios

 

Kirk Munro

Kirk MunroMy Twitter Handle

Kirk Munro is the world’s first self-proclaimed Poshoholic, and a 10-time PowerShell MVP. Since being bitten by the PowerShell (PoSh) bug in 2006, Kirk has spent almost all of his time using and helping others learn PowerShell and automation, in roles of developer, evangelist, trainer, architect, Product Manager, and Director. These days he works as Director of Learning Solutions at Learn on Demand Systems, where he continues helping others learn by focusing on new technologies that enrich the learning experience even more. Outside of work, Kirk is returning to his software developer roots, learning mobile technologies like Xamarin and Ruby on Rails, and taking courses online whenever he can make the time to do so.

 

Tome Tanasovski

Tome TanasovskiMy Twitter Handle

Tome is an executive for a market-leading global financial services firm in New York City where he focuses on automation, private cloud, and distributed computing. He is the founder and leader of the New York City PowerShell User group, a blogger, and speaks regularly at conferences and user groups. In 2011 he became a cofounder of the NYC Techstravaganza, coauthored the Windows PowerShell Bible, and received the title of Honorary Scripting Guy from the Hey Scripting Guy! blog. Tome has also received the MVP award from Microsoft for the last seven years in Windows PowerShell.

 

Stephen Owen

Stephen OwenMy Twitter Handle

Stephen is an Automation Enthusiast, PowerShell Preacher, and Microsoft MVP for Cloud and Datacenter Management tools. For the last seven years he has worked with Atlanta area consulting companies to help companies manage their systems and automate their repetitive workloads.
He lives in Atlanta with his wife, Lindsey, and their children Elijah and Catherine. Read some of his writing, including his PowerShell GUIseries on his blog FoxDeploy.com and stay connected with him on.

 

Stephen Owen

Sunny ChakrabortyMy Twitter Handle

Sunny Chakraborty is a Senior Infrastructure Engineer with a large European Asset Manager. He primarily works with datacenter automation and Azure. Sunny is also the co-organizer, along with Doug Finke and Tome Tanasovski of the New York PowerShell User Group.

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