Presenting on Chef and Docker at Midwest Management Summit 2015


I’m really excited to announce that I will be presenting at this year’s Midwest Management Summit in Minnesota!

I’ll be presenting a couple of sessions, both with a strong emphasis on infrastructure-as-code:

Infrastructure with Chef: Get it right first time, every time

Chef gives us a comprehensive framework to define and deploy the desired end-state […]

Learn ConfigMgr in a Month of Lunches Updated for Windows 10!


The latest Manning Early Access Program (MEAP) eBook has been fully updated! The latest revision covers the latest version of Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr 2012 R2 SP1) and Windows 10.

There is one more revision planned, which is when the next version of Configuration Manager is released. This is the revision which will be released in […]

Presenting on Puppet Enterprise at the Global Azure Bootcamp


The Global Azure Bootcamp is a free, day-long event focussed completely on everything Azure – if you’re an IT Pro, Developer or DevOps engineer, the latest and greatest Azure information will be on show for your consumption.

In 2014, the Global Azure Bootcamp was run across 136 locations in 54 countries. Not bad, but this […]

Bulk request and export client certificates with PowerShell


I did an implementation of Active Directory Certificate Services for a customer recently, and they had a requirement to use the new environment to request a load of user client certificates for mobility testing.

This part of the project wasn’t integrated with any MDM solution – which is the normal path to get internally-generated certificates […]

Create a SCEP Definitions Update ADR in ConfigMgr 2012 R2 with PowerShell


This code lets you create a Software Update Automatic Deployment Rule (ADR) in Configuration Manager for the purpose of downloading and deploying definition for System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP), as per the steps laid out in Chapter 16 of Learn ConfigMgr 2012 in a Month of Lunches.

You can also download the code directly from […]

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