About Show #616
Time for a holiday season show and a look back at the year! Richard chats with Microsoft Technical Fellow Jeffrey Snover about the very good year that Microsoft has had in most aspects. Jeff talks about how Azure came of age in 2018 and is leading the industry today - and heck, Microsoft even jumped up to be the highest market cap company in the world, at least for now. Looking beyond Windows, the various products that work with Linux and even Microsoft's own Linux distro in the form of Azure Sphere speak to a new Microsoft world. What will happen in 2019?
Jeffrey Snover is a Technical Fellow at Microsoft and an Architect for Office 365 Intelligent Substrate. Prior to that he was the Chief Architect for the Azure Storage/Edge Group and Windows Server. Snover is the inventor of PowerShell, an open source, cross-platform object-based distributed automation engine, scripting language, and command line shell. Snover joined Microsoft in 1999 as architect for the Management and Services Division, providing technical direction across Microsoft's management technologies and products.
Snover has nearly 40 years of industry experience with a focus on management technologies and solutions. He was an architect in the office of the CTO at Tivoli and a development manager at NetView. He has worked also as a consulting engineer and development manager at DEC, where he led various network and systems management projects.
Snover is a frequent speaker at industry and research conferences on a variety of topics including: cloud, digital transformation, AI & ethics, management, and PowerShell.