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Ep. 126, Behind the scenes at PSConf.EU: Harm Veenstra’s experience and insights


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Aired July 8, 2024 | 56 min

In this episode of The PowerShell Podcast, we chat with Microsoft MVP Harm Veenstra about his debut at PSConf.EU, where he ventured into public speaking for the first time. Harm discusses his journey to becoming a Microsoft MVP, along with recent projects such as developing a TCP/UDP listener for firewall port testing and implementing a Pi-hole for ad blocking on his home network. We also delve into his views on automation in MSP environments, the capabilities of Microsoft Graph, and his current stance on AI tools.

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Harm Veenstra

Harm Veenstra, a Microsoft MVP and seasoned consultant, began his tech career in 1996 at a help desk. Over the years, he's specialized in Citrix, VMware, storage, and networking, before focusing on his passion for PowerShell and Microsoft Intune.

A dedicated tech enthusiast, Harm's expertise spans hardware and software, evolving from batch scripts to becoming an advocate for PowerShell since its early days. Alongside his professional journey, he's a proud father of two teenagers, a soccer fan, and a high BPM house music aficionado. Recently, he launched a popular tech blog dedicated to all things Microsoft.

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Andrew Pla

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Andrew Pla, a seasoned IT professional with over 10 years of experience, has spent the last 5 years mastering PowerShell. An ardent member of the PowerShell community and a Microsoft MVP, he loves sharing his knowledge and leveraging automation to solve complex problems. You can always find him connecting with others on the PDQ Discord and troubleshooting, with the firm belief that a problem shared is a problem halved.

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