UPDATE, the workshop has been postponed to February 2015. Together with Microsoft, I am hosting a very special 2 day workshop on Kanban and Desired State configuration this December 9th & 10th. If you’re in the Los Angeles area, this is a not to be missed opportunity to learn about two critical devops skills from Dominica DegrandisRead more »

There are a couple of great videos on Microsoft Virtual Academy that I think would be great for the IT Pro to learn about Azure and Server 2012r2   http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/windows-azure-for-it-professionals-jump-start http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/what-s-new-in-windows-server-2012-r2-jump-start http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/the-microsoft-hybrid-cloud-best-practices-guidance

Did you know the resources Microsoft has for non-profits? Let me know if you find this helpful! http://www.techsoup.org/microsoft http://www.microsoft.com/about/corporatecitizenship/en-us/nonprofits/

Starting November 12th we will host our in-store YouthSpark Fall Camps!  We have two age groups:  8 – 10 years old, and 11 – 13 years old. Event Details – Microsoft Store Westfield Topanga 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd Canoga Park, CA 91303 Phone: 818-577-4620 The two topics are: Smart Game Coding (1 hour) Smart Game DesigningRead more »

Pretty entertaining explanation of systems thinking. RSA Animate – Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us – YouTube.

LeanUX NYC 2015 is excited to announce that Jessica DeVita (@UberGeekGirl) is speaking this year! http://t.co/EZAeL11D9W #LeanUX15 — Will Evans (@semanticwill) October 7, 2014

I had an amazing time at TechEd New Zealand, and wanted to share a few photos and a link to my session on devops. Thanks to all of the amazing DX team in New Zealand for the invitation!                

First check out and bookmark the IT Pro TechNet Blog for the rest of the “Modernize your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud” series at http://aka.ms/ModernCloud and our TechNet Radio series at http://aka.ms/hybridcloudwithazure Get a big cup of coffee, we’re going to do some PowerShell. So what is Azure Files? Currently in preview is a new service in Azure thatRead more »

Much appreciation to the very inspiring panelists at CyberGirlz Summit #WomenInTech #ChangingTheGame pic.twitter.com/5AyLEoGd6h — Yolanda Kol (@yolandakol) July 13, 2014 I just returned from a great event at Cal Poly Pomona for over 100 middle school and high school girls. The Cybergirlz Summit was a collaborative project between Cal Poly Pomona and LAUSD. The eventRead more »

I was thinking about how to improve DevOps adoption in the enterprise, and even with all the recent announcements around Microsoft’s integration with other platforms like Chef, Puppet, etc, in Azure, there’s still a ton of room for innovation. You shouldn’t automate what you don’t understand. Steven Murawski said “there’s this rush to automate everything,Read more »

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