Register to attend the Microsoft MVP Virtual Conference

Hi All – I wanted to let you know about a great free event that Microsoft and the MVPs are putting on, May 14th & 15th.  Join Microsoft MVPs from the Americas’ region as they share their knowledge and real-world expertise during a free event, the MVP Virtual Conference.

The MVP Virtual Conference will showcase 95 sessions of content for IT Pros, Developers and Consumer experts designed to help you navigate life in a mobile-first, cloud-first world.  Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President of Developer Platform, Steve Guggenheimer, will be on hand to deliver the opening Key Note Address.

Why attend MVP V-Conf? The conference will have 5 tracks, IT Pro English, Dev English, Consumer English, Portuguese mixed sessions & Spanish mixed sessions, there is something for everyone! Learn from the best and brightest MVPs in the tech world today and develop some great skills!

Be sure to register quickly to hold your spot and tell your friends & colleagues.

The conference will be widely covered on social media, you can join the conversation by following @MVPAward and using the hashtag #MVPvConf.

Register now and feel the power of community!


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Patch and Switch get Photo bombed at Microsoft Ignite

Here’s the stream from the Microsoft Ignite Edition of Patch and Switch.   Keep your eyes open for some Photo bombing that may (or may not have occurred, those involved refuse to admit it occurred)

I however have found evidence at 28:00 into the show of a Rogue Tilley being spotted in the back end worn by none other than Rick Claus’ Evil Doppelganger!

Proof below in the these pictures obtained SECRETLY from the back rooms!

Joey “Really Kearney?”


Rick’s head twists about and thinks a quick “What the…. ?”


“Boooommmmbbbbbssss Awaaaaayyyyy!!!!!”


The truth is finally out!  Rick Claus and EnergizedTech are NOT the same person!


Rick is almost speechless.  “What ANOTHER BOMB?  Find me Pierre! I’ll bet he was up to this!  Somebody get me Volker!”


But as Rick attempts to press the button to release the trap door to toss the  Doppelganger into the waiting Rancor pit, his nemesis scampers off like Hammy the Squirrel from “Over the Hedge”


I swear!  This really happened!   Still can’t believe I was THIS CLOSE to being on the show too!

BTW …. This was totally Pierre’s idea !  I swear!  No no… REALLY! IT was ! I had no….



Parody Tune –“PowerShell Man” (Sung to Soul Man)

I got poked in the back by a friend about re-writing something fun for Ignite in Chicago.   Of course naturally it’s PowerShell related.

I bring you “PowerShell Man” sung along to “Soul Man”

Here’s my badly sung version Winking smile

Here’s the Lyrics if you’d like to just have some fun yourself mumbling it along the floor at Microsoft Ignite

PowerShell Man

Starin’ at ya, on a crt
The answer, that will set you free
When you start it you see something
Automation that get’s you running

PowerShell man
PowerShell man
PowerShell man
PowerShell man

Just load it up, you’re on the way
It just gets better, each and everyday
Yeah baby, see the Cmdlet
Launch it out, and don’t you fret

PowerShell man
PowerShell man
PowerShell man
PowerShell man

I got modules now, can’t be beat
I Manage all, it’s not a feat
I’m integrated, it’s not a shock
Too easy too, and now I rock

PowerShell man
PowerShell man
PowerShell man
PowerShell man

Well load it up, and jump on in
So easy now, it such like such a sin
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

PowerShell man
PowerShell man
PowerShell man
PowerShell man
PowerShell man
PowerShell man