Month: May 2014

THDP17 – The Interview – Steve Murawski, MVP, PowerShell

THDP17 – The Interview – Steve Murawski, MVP, PowerShell

Podcast
This the Steve Murawski interview in it's entirety.  In the second half of the interview Steve talks about his podcasting which included the current "Ops All The Things" with his co-host Christpher Webber.  He also talks about Kevin Behr and George Spafford's book, "The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win".   We then have a fairly extensive conversation (albeit completely one-sided) with Steve covering DevOps.  Steve breaks DevOps down to an anacronym of four letters:  CAMS.  Culture, Automation, Measurement, and Sharing. We split the interview into two parts and so for this podcast we have kept the two halves seperate.  Enjoy and we encourage you to submit comments to the content.
THDP16 – Microsoft MVP’s – Steve Murawski, PowerShell

THDP16 – Microsoft MVP’s – Steve Murawski, PowerShell

Podcast
Steve’s Bio: By your own admission on your website http://stevenmurawski.com, you are a sysadmin , devops, a Powershell MVP and other stuff. sysadmin by trade/Powershell by choice You are a Sysadmin on the Site Reliability Engineering team for Stack Exchange which operates a whole bunch of Q and A websites like Server Fault and Stack Overflow. You have deep experience with the Windows Server platform, specifically the most current releases, Server 2008 R2, Server 2012, and Server 2012 R2. Says you…. You are an experienced PowerShell scripter (actually a Microsoft MVP – Powershell) and have some experience with development in C# and Python. Your website says your interests include declarative configuration management, improving IT workflow, monitoring, and aligning IT projects
THDP15 – Microsoft – Death of 8.1

THDP15 – Microsoft – Death of 8.1

Podcast
This is the link to Microsoft’s “Windows lifecycle fact sheet”. And also the “End of Sales dates”. Windows 8.1 So the news is the update and the way Microsoft is handling the update. So let’s talk now about the update itself. What’s in this update for us? Well apparently this is a peace-offering update. The first version of Windows 8 was a tablet oriented OS and to say that it was met with a wave of complaints from a mouse and keyboard public would be an understatement. A massive one. Microsoft users not only turned an apathetic eye toward Windows 8, they responded in the only way that would eventually cause Microsoft to relent…..they refused to buy the new OS. They held onto XP. They held onto Vista. They are still buying Windows 7 in droves. To be sure, they dealt with some of the