See You at Citrix Synergy: SYN306 - Solving PVS Challenges with Simple Shell Scripts

Want to maintain and grow your Citrix Provisioning Services estate reliably – but also want free time to do the cool IoT stuff or even just hang out with family and friends?

Citrix Synergy is in Orlando, Florida, USA May 23-25 2017. Citrix Synergy is the global event where the Citrix community of customers, prospective customers, partners and industry influencers come together for strategic insights and professional networking. I am honoured to be on Featured Speakers list, and for all of those who are asking - yes Jim Moyle will indeed be standing beside me, keeping it real and filling in all the advanced technical content. 

What is SYN306 - Solving PVS Challenges with Simple Shell Scripts All About?

While scripting is unlikely to bring about World Peace, it can help solve a lot of problems to make day to day tasks reliable and consistent. In this Synergy Session Jim and I will look at automation techniques for roll-out, updates and migration. Building on practical examples from field implementations we've been involved in, we'll cover differences in SDK versions that PVS brings to the scripting table and look at some practical examples for PVS scripting that we’ve encountered. 


Pester Testing

One of the scripting items we’ll look at and demonstrate is how to Pester PVS. Pester is a test framework for PowerShell. It provides a language that allows you to define test cases, and the Invoke-Pester cmdlet to execute these tests and report the results. We’ll talk through how existing publically available scripts can be used to apply testing and validation using the Pester framework to ensure you’ve a consistent environment – either in a single sites or across multiple pods.

If you are really lucky we might even talk about Desired State Configuration a little bit.

Synergise Scripting

Citrix Synergy is indeed a great event to share ideas, understand new concepts and get great insight. In this session we’ll not only share with you some useful scripts, tips and insights – but give insight into how you can share, develop and contribute to scripts in the Citrix community



Don't Just See It - Be It. 

Jim and I have got our examples for sure: but if you have a burning question or idea you’d like help with: by all means get in touch either via, via twitter  or in the comments here. 


Join Us, We May Have Cookies

It'd be great to see you at Citrix Synergy 2017 for SYN306 - Solving PVS Challenges with Simple Shell Scripts. Come to learn how to give more power to your PVS deployments through scripting. And if you don’t come for that – come for true examples Northern Grit should the demos go south. 

It’ll be worth the early start, you mark my word. 

Date: May 24, 2017

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Location: Orange County Convention Center, West Concourse, Valencia BC

We look forward to seeing you. For those who have never met us, we'll be the guys at the front.