Events

On this page, I'll try to list both former and upcoming events I'll be leading or speaking at. With upcoming events, I'll try to provide a signup link if that's required or available. Sometimes it isn't, of course.

2016 Events

When Where Title Description
21 January, 2016 BCIT .NET Windows Server 2016 Preview what's new and exciting in the upcoming release of Windows Server
19 March,  2016 VanTUG PowerShell 101 Basic PowerShell - how to find your way around and get help, Pipelines, etc.
19 March,  2016 VanTUG PowerShell 102 Basic PowerShell - looping, branching, object properties and how to leverage built in variables
5 May, 2016 VanTUG MS Operations Manager Suite What it is, and how you can leverage it to get control of your infrastructure
7 June, 2016 VanTUG Azure RemoteApps What they are, what they cost, and how you can use then today in your business
19 October, 2016 UBC NSSP Wednesdays with Windows Server Basic Hyper-V navigation and demo, and a lively discussion around how AD groups work (IGDLA - what is it and why it's important) plus Universal v. Global groups
2 November, 2016 UBC NSSP Wednesdays with Windows Server PowerShell quoting - when to use single v. double quotes. AD DS groups and how they interact across domain boundaries. And finally, a discussion RODCs, writeable DCs, and FSMO roles
9 November, 2016 UBC NSSP Wednesdays with Windows Server Remote Access in Windows Server, including VPNs v. DirectAccess. The issues with VPN and Group Policy. Which led to a discussion of Group Policy scopes and understanding which GPOs will apply, and in what order.

2017 Events

When Where Title Description
4 January, 2017 UBC NSSP Wednesdays with Windows Server PowerShell and Hyper-V -- Using PowerShell to configure Hyper-V and build VMs.
25 January, 2017 UBC NSSP Wednesdays with Windows Server New in Windows 10, QuickVM. Demo of QuickVM feature. Also, connecting to VMs from the command line (Using NTFS hardlinks, PS Remoting, vmconnect, and how to script them.) Finally, a discussion around IT job prospects and using community to build connections.
 1 June, 2017  Toronto MVP & Reconnect Community Social  A community meeting with MVPs and Reconnect members, along with Microsoft Canada
 2 June, 2017  Toronto  MVP Connect  All day meeting of MVPs and Microsoft. Discussions around social contributions, diversity, and product planning sessions.