PowerScripting Podcast
A Podcast for people learning and using Windows PowerShell

Joe Levy from Microsoft on Azure Automation

Interview

 

Chatroom Highlights

<Vern_Anderson> ## Does Azure automation just expose SMA or is it it's own thing

<aleksandar_> ## do users find powershell workflows complex and limiting?

<aleksandar_> ## do people prefer to use portal UI to interact with runbooks or to work in ISE and automate everything?

<aleksandar_> ## what are the main pain points for authoring runbooks?

<aleksandar_> ## what are the main scenarios you can tackle with SMA and AA?

<aleksandar_> ## are there any plans to enable pure PowerShell scripts and not just workflows?

<aleksandar_> ## can we run DSC in SMA and AA? are there any differences compared to running DSC from PowerShell hosts?

<aleksandar_> ## can he talk a little bit about the actual SMA/AA architecture? (or I missed that)

<migreene> ## he had a great demo at TechEd Europe "Get-ThisPartyStarted" where he turned on a disco ball from Azure

<aleksandar_> ## can we expect some graphical authoring UI in Azure Automation like we have in Orchestrator?

<migreene> ## cross plat (http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Azure-Friday/Azure-Automation-104-managing-Linux-and-creating-Modules-with-Joe-Levy)

<aleksandar_> ## can we perform all actions available in portal just by using cmdlets in ISE?

<migreene> ## the disco ball demo is worth asking about if you have time.  Joe is a genius...

<Vern_Anderson> ## What language is he primarily coding in?

<aleksandar_> ## joe, remind me to give you a converter :)

<sp> <p‌scookiemonster> for those of you wondering what the sp handle deal is - slack.poshcode.org http://slack.poshcode.org

<Vern_Anderson> http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/author/jolevy/

<halr9000_> http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/automation/

<halr9000_> https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn469260.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

<migreene> For the show notes - great session from TEE - http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/Europe/2014/CDP-B344

<migreene> Joe's SMA authoring plugin for ISE - http://blogs.technet.com/b/orchestrator/archive/2014/03/27/authoring-sma-runbooks-in-the-powershell-ise.aspx

<Vern_Anderson> http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2014/08/07/introducing-the-azure-powershell-dsc-desired-state-configuration-extension.aspx

<halr9000_> https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn457809.aspx

<Vern_Anderson> http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2014/08/07/introducing-the-azure-powershell-dsc-desired-state-configuration-extension.aspx

<halr9000_> http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Microsoft-Azure/Level-Up-Azure-IaaS-for-IT-Pros/Learn-the-Ins-and-Outs-of-Azure-Automation-PowerShell-and-Desired-State-Configuration

<migreene> ## cross plat (http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Azure-Friday/Azure-Automation-104-managing-Linux-and-creating-Modules-with-Joe-Levy)

<halr9000_> http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/2014/12/15/authoring-integration-modules-for-azure-automation/

<halr9000_> http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/install-configure-powershell/#Install

<halr9000_> http://powershell.org/wp/2014/12/17/episode-290-powerscripting-podcast-jeffrey-snover-and-john-slack-on-powershell-5-0-technical-preview/

Question

  • SuperPower - Create food at will
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June Blender from SAPIEN Technologies

 

Interview

 

Chatroom Highlights

<halr9000> https://www.sapien.com/software

<halr9000> https://www.sapien.com/software/powershell_studio

<JonWalz> http://www.amazon.com/T-Mobile-Nokia-Lumia-635-Contract/dp/B00LIWB34Q/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1423795422&sr=8-3&keywords=unlocked+lumia+635

<halr9000> https://www.sapien.com/software/powershell_helpwriter

<migreene> List of phones on the testing list for WP10 - http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/02/12/announcing-the-first-build-of-windows-10-technical-preview-for-phones-2/

<halr9000> http://www.sapien.com/blog/

<halr9000> http://www.ted.com/talks/daphne_koller_what_we_re_learning_from_online_education?language=en

<jhofferle> MIT OpenCourseWare has a lot of good stuff. http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm

<jhofferle> Stanford's Engineering Everywhere has some interesting CS stuff also. http://see.stanford.edu/see/courses.aspx

<halr9000> http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/powershell-azure-resource-manager/

<halr9000> https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dn835138.aspx

<halr9000> http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Microsoft-Azure/AzureConf-2014/Inside-the-Azure-Resource-Manager

<halr9000> https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn654592.aspx

<halr9000> http://www.kelake.org/design/apple-baby-mac-1985/

<alevyinroc> http://memecrunch.com/meme/1YKXW/daaaaamn/image.jpg?w=400&c=1

<jhofferle> ## Is PowerShell Studio strictly PowerShell, or does it have features like syntax highlighting for vbscript, python, etc.?

 

Question

 

  • First Computer - Baby Mac
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Michael Greene & Charles Joy from Microsoft

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Brian Ehlert from Citrix on DSC and XenDesktop

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News

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Garrett Serack from Microsoft abount OneGet

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Jeffrey Snover and John Slack from Microsoft

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Mike Hendrickson and Jason Walker from Microsoft

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Hal and Jon talk about Splunk and troubleshooting DSC

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MVP Kirk Munro talks about PowerShellGet

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