Microsoft Redux With Liam Bennett, Brandon Olin, Reuben Dunn, Glenn Sarti, and Chris Hunt

Posted on Thursday, Jan 26, 2017
It’s been almost two years since we’ve talked about doing DevOps in Microsoft environments, so it’s about time to do it again. And it’s one of our largest panels yet!

Show Notes

DevOps Cafe w/ Jeffery Snover - Linux is docs based, Windows is API based

Check Outs






  • I’m a big fan of GitKraken. I can actually do some useful things with Git without spending a couple hours reading man pages.
  • termeter - A Go app for “rendering” ascii graphs in the console.


  • Blue Raspberry Portable mic I’m looking at getting, tired of lugging the Yeti around (much like the 17” laptop I abandoned for my Surface)
  • Factorio - super fun collaboration game
  • pvpgn open source classic + Westwood server, got it running- trying to stand it up inside habitat now



Liam Bennett

Liam Bennett

Building other people’s infrastructure @ Claranet. Previously at OpenTable. Making windows do things and hating it less as a result. Sometimes talks about things like config management and devops.

Brandon Olin

Brandon Olin

Lead Systems Engineer at Columbia Sportswear focusing on automation, configuration management, monitoring, and general technologies to drive the business forward.

Reuben Dunn

Reuben Dunn

Reuben Dunn is the DevOps Practice Lead at Fraedom - a payment, expense and travel SaaS platform. Reuben is influencing a transformation around continuous learning, scientific experimentation and Fraedom’s newly formed SRE team. Reuben started in the Windows Ops space cutting his teeth on a DEC server running NT Server 3.51, before moving into development roles after needing to script users into AD. In the development roles, he found himself doing the build & deploys, then found belonging in the DevOps Space. Reuben is passionate about a sustainable transformation for DevOps in the windows space.

Reuben enjoys life with his wife and 4 kids on a rural section in the south-east of Auckland. Reuben is also the lead organiser for DevOpsDays Wellington which ran earlier this year.

Glenn Sarti

Glenn Sarti

Glenn Sarti, originally from Perth (Western Australia), has recently moved with his family to Portland to work at Puppet. He has spent well over a decade as a Windows Client and Infrastructure engineer, with a heavy focus on automation and infrastructure software development. Glenn was also a co-organizer for the DevOps meetup in Perth and has spoken at his local Dot Net, Java and DevOps and meetups.

Chris Hunt

Chris Hunt

Chris is a Windows Platform Engineer at Ticketmaster and the author of PoshSpec - a PowerShell module that aids in writing infrastructure tests with Pester. He co-organizes the Northern Virginia PowerShell User Group. You can find him talking about Mocking All The Things at the 2017 PowerShell + DevOps Global Summit in Bellevue, WA.


Matt Stratton

Matt Stratton (he/him)

Matty Stratton is the Director of Developer Relations at Aiven, a well-known member of the DevOps community, and a global organizer of the DevOpsDays set of conferences.

Matty has over 20 years of experience in IT operations and is a sought-after speaker internationally, presenting at Agile, DevOps, and cloud engineering focused events worldwide. Demonstrating his keen insight into the changing landscape of technology, he recently changed his license plate from DEVOPS to KUBECTL.

He lives in Chicago and has three awesome kids, whom he loves just a little bit more than he loves Diet Coke.

Trevor Hess

Trevor Hess

Trevor Hess is a Senior Product Manager at Progress Software working on Chef Software. He currently works on the Chef Application Delivery, Compliance and Infrastructure offerings.

Coming from a background in .NET Software Development and consulting, he has worked with several large multinational organizations to help kick start their journey to the cloud and the world of DevOps practices and principals. He is excited to engage in new experiences, and learning opportunities.

Trevor enjoys having hearty discussions about DevOps as well organizational change and transformation.