Today I presented a session at MVP Community Camp 2014 in Taipei, Taiwan. The Taiwan event details can be seen here. Here is the slide deck from that session, the example MOF file and all PowerShell code. The session was “Windows Management Framework 4.0 & Active Directory: Improving your AD Management Experience”. The synopsis being that if you have legacy AD environments that you need to manage long term that will not be upgraded to 2012 R2 for whatever reason, there is still a lot you can do at low or no cost to improve the way you administer these environments.
The session did not quite go as I had planned it and was not the best experience for me as a presenter, however, it was a learning experience and there was a lot I took away from it. I will reflect on this in a subsequent post, perhaps written on the flight home. It was an honour to be given the opportunity to speak at an event that has not had an English speaking track before, being an MVP gives you a lot of great opportunities and that was definitely one I appreciate.
I will re-record the session and share it so it can be seen the way it was intended to be. I will post it here and try to get Microsoft to link to it from the original on Channel9. In the meantime, thanks to everyone who came to my session and thanks for your patience when I lost my way!
If you have any questions about the content or just want to talk AD or PowerShell, please feel free to drop me a note at matt-at-singaporepowershell.org.
Being able to present technical content is a skill that should not be underrated. The journey to be a Speaker may be uncomfortable at times, but this is how we learn and become something better. Despite how I feel about my session afterwards, the experience was invaluable.