Last week Mark Minasi presented a webinar made possible by http://www.learnit.com called:
“The Case for PowerShell: Why To Learn-PowerShell So You Needn’t Leave-Industry”.
The recording can be found here.
In this webinar he explains why ICT administrators need to be(come) familiar with PowerShell. He also explains the basic principles of PowerShell to help lower the threshold for people that have been shying away from command line interfaces (CLI) and scripting in the past. He does this by explaining how PowerShell is different from by example the CLI and Visual Basic Scripting (VBS).
I share his opinion about the necessity to learn PowerShell and therefore I hope I can help spread the message.
You can keep track of Mark Minasi by following him at Twitter: https://twitter.com/mminasi (@mminasi).
Tags: automation, CLI, Cloud, ICT, Microsoft, PoSh, Powershell, recording, scipting, Scripting, vb, vbs, video, video recording, visual basic, visual basic scripting, Windows
As most people working with Microsoft products, I was not able to attend the Microsoft Management Summit 2013 unfortunately.
These sessions have been recorded though and are available now at Channel 9 and a great overview of sessions can be found here. This means you can watch them wherever and whenever it is convenient for you.
You can also use this great PowerShell script created by Stefan Stranger to download the MMS 2013 videos.
Tags: Channel 9, management, management summit, Microsoft, Microsoft Management Summit, Microsoft Management Summit 2013, MMS, MMS 2013, video, video recording, video recordings, videos
Not every company or person is able to afford training. Luckily however, more and more companies are providing free learning materials.
VMware has recently updated its instructional videos that can be found at : http://vmwarelearning.com/
Tags: Free, ICT, instruction video, instructional, instructional videos, Learning, video, videos, virtualization, VMware
The videos and Q&A transcript of the “Windows Intune for IT Professionals Jump Start” are available on Microsoft Virtual Academt (MVA):
Windows Intune is a cloud-based solution to manage desktops and mobile devices (including tablets and phones). It’s not limited to just Windows based products. For more information, take a look at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windowsintune/pc-management.aspx
Tags: ICT, Intune, jump start, jumpstart, Microsoft, Microsoft Virtual Academy, MVA, q&a, Training, transcript, video, videos, Virtual Academy, Windows, Windows Intune
The videos of the “Virtualization for VMware Professionals Jump Start” have been posted to the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA):
Unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend this session live, but thanks to MVA I can still view the recordings when it is convenient for me.
Tags: Hyper-V, hyperv, hypervisor, hypervizor, ICT, jump start, jumpstart, Microsoft, Microsoft Virtual Academy, MVA, q&a, Training, transcript, video, videos, Virtual Academy, virtualization
The System Center Universe videos and presentations are available at http://www.systemcenteruniverse.com. I’ve only been able to browse through them a bit, but it seems very promising.
Also if you’ve missed it in the past, you might also want to take a look at the NIC 2013 (Nordic Infrastructure Conference) session at http://nicconf.com/
Tags: ICT, Microsoft, nic, nic 2013, nic2013, Nordic Infrastructure Conference, Powerpoint, ppt, pptx, presentation, System Center, system center universe, video, videos
The videos of the “Introduction to Hyper-V Jump Start” have been posted to Microsoft Virtual Academy:
Unfortunately however, the link to the Q&A transcript has only been sent by mail to participants. The Q&A has very valuable information in it as well, so be sure to take a look at it here.
[EDIT] I mailed the MVA people and they added the Q&A to the MVA website as well. Love the MVA [EDIT]
Tags: hyper visor, hyper vizor, Hyper-V, hyperv, hypervisor, hypervizor, ICT, jump start, jumpstart, Microsoft, Microsoft Virtual Academy, MVA, q&a, Training, transcript, video, videos, Virtual Academy, virtualization
In the last half year, it’s been a very busy time for me because of all the new Microsoft products being released. As a result of this, I unfortunately haven’t been able to look into the newly added features and capabilities in VMware vSphere 5.1
Luckily however, VMware has released these free videos covering what’s new in VMware vSphere 5.1. This should make it easier to get up-to-date again.
I hope you enjoy it.
Tags: Training, video, videos, VMware, VMware vSphere 5.1, vSphere, vSphere 5.1
For those who haven’t read my previous blog posts, here’s a short summary. A couple of weeks ago I decided that I wanted to know more about cloud computing and get certified as well. I used freely available resources to attain these certifications:
In short, my conclusion was that the quality of the freely available resources were not sufficient. ITpreneurs responded to this by giving me access to their own paid ITpreneurs Cloud Essentials eLearning Course which I reviewed here.
I also contacted TrainSignal to get access to their training videos for CompTIA Cloud Essentials because their previous training videos on different subjects have always been great. They were kind enough to grant me access to the training videos which made this review possible.
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Tags: certification, certify, CLO-001, Cloud, cloud computing, Cloud Computing foundation, Cloud Essentials, CLOUDF, CompTIA, CompTIA Cloud Essentials, Exin, Exin Cloud Computing Foundation, foundation, Free, ICT, Learning, study, train signal, trainsignal, video