Posts Tagged ‘Techmentor’


Techmentor Las Vegas ’08

Saturday, October 25th, 2008 by Jeffery Hicks
If you didn't make it to Techmentor this year, you missed out on some great stuff. As promised, here are a collection of zip files with my conference demos. If you didn't make it to the show you are still welcome to download, although they may not all make sense to you out of context. I think I've gathered everything but if there as a particular demo you can't find, let me know and I'll either check my library or attempt to re-create it.   More »

Server 2008 Revealed

Friday, September 19th, 2008 by Jeffery Hicks
I run a few Windows Server 2008 servers in VMWare for my test and demonstration environment. Honestly, I put them up very quickly not really knowing what I was doing, especially with Server Core. If I had the time, I would have looked at Greg Shield's book Windows Server 2008: What's New/What's Changed. Like you I don't have time to read an exhaustive door stop of a book (not that those titles don't have value). What I needed was to learn about only the new Server 2008 features. I've been around long enough to know what a server is. All I needed was information on what was new in Server 2008 and what things changed from Server 2003.   More »

Techmentor NYC 2008 Demos and Slides

Monday, September 15th, 2008 by Jeffery Hicks
I've posted a few zip files with my slides and demos from Techmentor NYC. You'll find the files in the Essentials section of  Click here to get them. Some of these sessions will be done again at Techmentor Las Vegas next month, plus a whole lot more.…   More »

Techmentor NYC Wrap Up

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008 by Jeffery Hicks
Sorry you didn't make it to the Big Apple for the last Techmentor conference. It was a small and intimate show which I always like because it is easier to talk with attendees and answer questions. Plus your odds are increased for all the freebies, include free books! Here's a taste of what you missed.   More »

Techmentor NYC

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008 by Jeffery Hicks
I've been getting things ready for my next Techmentor appearance. This one is practically in my back yard. I'll be in NYC on Monday and Tuesday next week.   More »

Another MVP in the SAPIEN family

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008 by Jeffery Hicks
I just found out that my friend, fellow Techmentor-or, Redmond columnist, SAPIEN author and all around good guy was made a Microsoft MVP in Terminal Services. Greg's latest book is Windows Server 2008 What's New/What's Changed. You can read about his reaction here. Congratulations Greg! And don't forget SAPIEN Press' other MVP winning author Ilse Van Criekinge (Exchange Management Shell: TFM).  It seems you can't by a SAPIEN Press book without the author being a Microsoft MVP.…   More »

Techmentor NYC and Las Vegas

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008 by Jeffery Hicks
I am slated to speak at this fall's Techmentor shows in New York City(Sept. 7-10) and Las Vegas (Oct.13-17) .  I'll blog about scheduled sessions at a later date.  Although you can assume plenty of PowerShell coverage. I hope you can make it out for one of the shows.  TechMentor Conferences If you've never been to Techmentor or wondered what all the fuss is about, check out this short video. See for yourself not only what presenters have to say about the value of the conference, but also attendees like yourself.…   More »

Securing Windows PowerShell

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008 by Don Jones
 Do you know how PowerShell can be used against you? Do you know the safest settings, and the ways to make scripting both possible AND secure? Do you know how your PowerShell profiles - even if you haven't made one - can be used as an insertion point for malware, if PowerShell is configured incorrectly?  Well, I'll be happy to tell you. I'm doing an entire session on Windows PowerShell security, in fact, at TechMentor San Francisco next month (March). I've gotten the conference to offer almost $700 off the price of a Gold Passport full-access registration - just register…   More »

Management Reporting in Windows PowerShell

Monday, February 25th, 2008 by Don Jones
Ever wonder how you can use PowerShell's native abilities to produce great-looking management reports - in CSV files, Eccel spreadsheets, HTML pages, and even charts and graphs? Well, come on down to TechMentor San Francisco where I'll be giving a session on exactly that topic - along with a bunch more on Windows PowerShell, security, Windows fundamentals, tips and tricks, and more. When you register, use promotion code TPJON and you'll save almost $700 off a Gold Passport full-access pass, which lets you attend any session you want and gets you some nifty benefits besides. Plus I'll buy ya a beverage…   More »

Techmentor: The San Francisco IT Treat

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008 by Jeffery Hicks
I finished up my slide decks for the first Techmentor conference of the year in San Francisco (March 30 - April 3). If you've never been to a Techmentor conference you're missing a great opportunity to hear and see your favorite IT speakers. Plus it's a lot of fun to meet your peers, swap war stories and even some strategy and tips. Here's what I have in store for you...   More »