Learn how to get your enterprise organization hybrid-ready at a FREE IT Camp at the beautiful Microsoft offices in Playa Vista, CA on February 10th, 2015. @jkc137 and @ubergeekgirl presenting. Register: https://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/EventDetail.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032611699&IO=TCJmsKEy3hAoLy3oQqOIUA%3d%3d

Many IT pro’s are hearing the message that they need to start storing configurations of production artefacts in version control. This blog post is an effort to outline some of the basic getting started steps to introduce the IT pro to using github which is a popular source control tool used by developers. We willRead more »

Just discovered this service, I like the privacy features. I’ll give it a try. To help avoid privacy leaks, Pinboard does not serve any third-party content to logged-in users—that means no scripts, images, analytics trackers, and certainly no ads. You do not have to provide any personally identifying information to open a Pinboard account. TheRead more »

A colleague asked me if it was possible to RDP into an Ubuntu server on Azure, and I found this resource. Let me know how this works for you. Using Windows RDP to Access your Ubuntu Instance via Using Windows RDP to Access your Ubuntu Instance | Cloud Services.

New Powershell 5.0 goodness: New NetworkSwitch module. This module’s cmdlets let you apply switch, virtual LAN, and basic Layer 2 network switch port configuration to certified network switches. New PowerShellGet module. This module install, publishes, and updates modules using the PowerShell Gallery. The PowerShell Gallery is the central repository for PowerShell content. You can findRead more »

Stop everything and watch this Jez Humble’s talk at ChefConf https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oX8af9kLhlk if it doesn’t change the way you think about organizational leadership, I’d be shocked. “…the managements job is not to tell people what to do, it’s to create an environment in which people can safely experiment to make things, to try things out and make things better”  

I love the clarity of Adam Jacob’s advice on changing things in the organization. Here’s the full video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TV7XnD7TM2A  “it’s very possible to build very very fast, very inhumane systems…”  “blameless postmortems are fundamentally more humane”. And a quick clip of where he talks about how to change organizational beliefs, systems, and behaviors. It’s incredibly forthrightRead more »

Hope to see you at these upcoming conferences: She’s Geeky http://shesgeeky.org/bay-area-2015/ ChefCon https://www.chef.io/chefconf/ LeanUX NYC http://2015.leanuxnyc.co/ Microsoft Ignite http://ignite.microsoft.com/#fbid=LKO9cCKny91 Agile 2015 http://agile2015.agilealliance.org/t  

Friends of Chef (formerly Opscode) and Mitch Hill are invited to help build a hybrid cloud at Cal Poly Pomona. The Mitchell C. Hill Memorial Endowment will provide funding to build a hybrid cloud datacenter of which 1/3 will benefit current student coursework, 1/3rd to ongoing research, and 1/3rd to K-12 students. More information onRead more »

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