Introducing Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration

A new technology was released when Microsoft and the PowerShell team launched Windows Management Framework 4.0 and the latest incarnation of PowerShell.   ….and boy is its name a MOUTHFUL! I am of course referring to DSC or “Desired State Configuration”.   A new feature brought forth that allows you to define the configuration of a server…


Final Wrapup Video EnergizeIT–TeamEast

We’re back – EnergizeIT activities wrapped up last week and I finally got around to editing the final video Christian and I shot while on the road. In this one – I decided to capture what it’s like to order Tim Hortons while in Quebec as well as an impromptu wrap up commentary from John…


EnergizeIT - Quebec Roadtrip – Shawinigan edition

EnergizeIT is in “extended” mode this week with sessions taking place outside of “the usual suspect” cities we normally visit. Time and resources unfortunately constrain where we go and who we connect with – but this time we managed to top off at 21 cities across Canada. Team east visited  Shawinigan yesterday in order to…


Coffee and Code – Quebec City – on now!

In case you are in the neighbourhood of the EnergizeIT Event this evening at École national d’administration public (dans L’amphithéatre) in Quebec City – Christian and I are having an impromptu Coffee and Code this afternoon.  We found a coffee shop next door and we’re all set up. We’re already here and “live” at 585…


On The Road – EnergizeIT – Quebec Edition – Part 5

subtitle: Monster of all shapes and sizes. Wrapping up this road trip from Ottawa to Quebec City involves a mix of strange companions: Nudist Camps, Monster Trucks, Dinosaurs and a little weather control. I have to mention the Nudist camps along the route – just because there are at least three of them between Ottawa…


On The Road – EnergizeIT – Quebec Edition – Part 4

  subtitle: Donuts and coffee secrets   What’s a road trip without coffee and donuts? it’s unheard of. While on the road out east – we tried to share the secret of keeping your coffee in your cup instead of being spilt on your lap while trying to drink it in a moving car. Since…


On The Road – EnergizeIT Quebec edition Part 3

subtitle: Childhood memories of Roadtrips Do you do roadtrips now with family / kids / friends? I remember a number of trips that I took as a kid in my parents yellow volvo station wagon. It’s funny how visual images bring back memories so clearly. I feel like I am going back in time when…


On The Road – EnergizeIT Quebec edition Part 2

subtitle: What to do for lunch while on the road. With EnergizeIT – we’ve visited 20 different cities and traveled by car, plane, bus and train. One thing that always comes up is “where should we eat?”. Sometimes it can take a while to settle on a place that isn’t your branded takeout food –…


On The Road – EnergizeIT Quebec edition Part 1

Quick update – we’re on the road and living large en route to Québec City from Ottawa. Christian managed to get his summer tires on his car in time for the roadtrip. I thought we’d put up some updates along the way as we’re driving. I’m using the Bell wireless internet stick sitting in the…


“Where ya to ‘der b’y?” EnergizeIT East Coast Update

People I chat with wonder what it is we do when we’re on the road with a series of activities that encompass a number of events like EnergizeIT. I’ve been peckin’ away at this post while were were on the road a week or so ago and finally made all the pieces fit and reordered…