UGVs at Microsoft Ignite #MsIgnite

September 25, 2016

UGV or Unmanned ground vehicles is a military term for An unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) is a vehicle that operates while in contact with the ground and without an onboard human presence. UGVs can be used for many applications where it may be inconvenient, dangerous, or impossible to have a human operator present. Generally, the vehicle will have a set of sensors to observe the environment, and will either autonomously make decisions about its behavior or pass the information to a human operator at a different location who will control the vehicle through teleoperation. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unmanned_ground_vehicle

 

Sounds quite serious but it’s true in a way. Microsoft has a couple of robots that will be roaming around Microsoft Ignite operated from a distance. In my case form the other side of the Atlantic Ocean in Stockholm, Sweden. That is in a straight line a distance of 7488.70 km (4653.26 miles).

The operation of the robot is handled using a PC, I haven’t yet tried it out but I will in a couple of hours. The time difference will take it’s toll since its 11 PM over here and I will get control over the robot in three hours from now at 2 AM and will run it for a couple of hours.

The robot comes from Suitable Technologies https://www.suitabletech.com/ and is a BeamPro.

Check out this Video to see what they look like Patch and Switch – Interactive Remote Experience 

This might sound like another gadget that techies like, but imagine when the prices of this things go down. (I don’t know the price of this but I assume it’s expensive.)

Let’s say some child is recovering from some illness, with a remote operated robot he/she could still interact with her friends and teachers at school. Universities could have professors giving classes all over the world. Doctors could help each other in a completely new way.

Think of all the minefields across the world, radioactive environments the list goes on and on.

I am proud to be a little part of that development this week when I wheel myself around the Microsoft Ignite conference.

When technology helps people is when technology is at its best.

To my friends in #TheKrewe see you tonight🙂



Day Of Containers – Stockholm

June 1, 2016

25 Aug 2016 I will be speaking at DOC-STHLM (Day Of Containers – Stockholm)

DOC-STHLM is a different conference, more workshops than presentations. Don’t just listen – work and learn. Bring your laptop; we’ll be hacking containers all day

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Getting your hands dirty with Windows Containers

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Free training resources.

April 21, 2016

The Windows Server 2016 release is getting closer.

Jeffrey Snover told the attendees at PowerShell Conference EU that the next Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview (TP) is coming soon and that it will be the last TP before the release version.

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I have gathered some resources for you to get started.

First and foremost I would urge you to download the Free E-book Introducing Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview
Win2016

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/microsoft_press/2016/04/20/free-ebook-introducing-windows-server-2016-technical-preview/

Then head over to the TechNet Virtual Labs and take a look at:

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Windows 10 Update KB3140768 fails to install

April 3, 2016

I finally had the time to check why the Updates on my Surface failed to install.

I started to troubleshoot the issue and found the solution in the CbsPersist_[Date and Time].log located in the C:\Windows\Logs\CBS folder.

WinUpdate Error

I have used my surface for testing purposes and had not entirely clean out the test user profiles. Doing so allowed the updates to install properly.


Ops in #DevOps and #Azure – The why and what!

March 14, 2016

This is the first article in a series that I call, Ops in DevOps and Azure.

In this series I will provide my views of Operations and the ITpro role in DevOps.

ITpros have an advantage but also a challenge in the DevOps world. In an article on DevOps.com Peter Waterhouse wrote,

“After all they have years of experience supporting every new wave of technology – from Mainframes to Microservices. What must change, however, is how their expertise is developed and shared.
Why NoOps is a DevOps disaster waiting to happen.”

DevOps is, if you haven’t read or heard about it an efficient way of delivering and producing IT services to an organization. In the fast moving Cloud delivery model, a dynamic way of producing and managing IT services is necessary.

clip_image001In DevOps, traditional walls between delivery units are removed to enable interoperability. Each discipline (delivery unit) brings their experience and skills to the table for a complete set of knowledge. DevOps isn’t a technology, it’s a mindset that spans the entire organization and it isn’t limited to just Developers and Operations.

 

Yesterday I read a really interesting article by Matthew Hitchcock, Do I really need to pay for a design if I am using Azure?

This morning I read another article this time by Matthew Garrett, Remember, When You Wire Up Your Hotel With A Fancy Interface, Make Sure It’s Protected about Security in Hotel room gadgets.

Matthew Garrett ends his article with a quote “The sad thing is, this isn’t a surprising issue at all: as technology becomes easier and less expensive to purchase and install, there’s a considerable lapse in understanding at just how these systems work and how to secure them.”

Both articles point to the need of a complete knowledge set.

An organization has always an operations team, their own or someone else’s.

To learn more and get up to speed on DevOps head over to the Microsoft Virtual Academy and Channel 9. Below you find a couple of links to help you get started.

DevOps Fundamentals

https://channel9.msdn.com/Series/DevOps-Fundamentals

DevOps Dimension

https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/DevOps-Dimension

Microsoft Virtual Academy

https://mva.microsoft.com/search/SearchResults.aspx?q=devops#!q=devops&lang=1033

Get a copy of “The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win” and READ it!


2016 has kicked off in an awesome way

January 19, 2016

Tomorrow I’ll fly out to Copenhagen to attend a Microsoft DevOps Hackaton. https://www.microsoftevents.com/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x62435714f

Between in February 3-5 I’m off to Oslo for the NIC Conference http://www.nicconf.com were Niklas and I have two sessions:
Managing your Azure workloads with Chef and PSDSC
http://www.nicconf.com/managing-your-azure-workloads-with-chef-and-psdsc 
Sharpen your Chef Knife! Cooking dinner with Azure Resource Manager
http://www.nicconf.com/sharpen-your-chef-knife-cooking-dinner-with-azure-resource-manager

February 15-16 we have three sessions at TechX Azure http://www.techx.se/
Introduction to Operations Management Suite
Azure Stack – Here comes Azure for real to your datacenter
Managing your Azure workloads with Chef and PSDSC

Finally the 24:th me and Niklas (the Ops guys) will be joined by two awesome Dev guys, Jakob Ehn & Mathias Olausson to form a DevOps team and deliver a full day DevOps workshop. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/framtiden-for-effektiva-team-kom-igang-med-devops-tickets-20070603716

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