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The random thoughts of Richard Fennell on technology and software development

Speaking at Leeds DevOps on the 21st of July

I will be speaking at Leeds DevOps on the 21st of July on the subject of Desired State Configuration (DSC).

‘In the Windows world, due to its API based architecture, deployment is too often not as simple as copying an EXE and updating a text configuration file. Desired State Configuration is an attempt to ease the pain we suffer in this space. Providing a set of tools that can be leveraged by any set of deployment tools whether in a Windows or heterogeneous environment. In this session we will look at what DSC is, what resource are available and how to write your own’.

The event is at the The Node in Leeds, tickets are free and are available over on Eventbrite or meetup.com

May is a busy time for events

Mid May is a busy time for me presenting-wise:

  • On the 12th/13th I am presenting at Techorama in Belgium
  • And on the 14th I will be presenting at a Microsoft/GreyMatter  event at Microsoft’s Reading office.

And after that there are also the Black Marble Re:Build and Re:Ignite events. I am sure I will be involved at those, but we have to wait for a couple of week until after Build and Ignite to find out what we will be talking about.

There are spaces I think at all these events, why not have a look.

My DSC session is up at TechDays Online 2015 On-Demand

A couple of weeks ago I presented on DSC and Release Management as part of the Microsoft UK TechDays Online 2015 event. All the sessions from this three day event are now available on demand at TechDays Online 2015 on-demand sessions.

You do seem to have to register/login to see the content, so I can’t deep link to my session, but browsing the catalogue is a good idea there are some great sessions

Speaking at Microsoft Techdays on the 5th of February

On the 5th of February I will be presenting at Microsoft’s online Techdays event. My session is entitled ‘How are you going to deploy that? A look at configuration as code’

“It does not matter what platform you are developing for, you are going to have to deploy your product in the end. Too often in the past the question of deployment has been an afterthought. But it need not be this way, there are tools available that can help with deployment of your code and importantly the provisioning the underlying systems they need too. In this session we will look at Visual Studio Release Management’s vNext release pipeline seeing how it can leverage Desired State Configuration to provision environments and deploy applications”

There an loads of great sessions spread cross the three days of this online conference, why not register for the event online now? I am sure there will be something of interest.