Jeffrey Snover Invents PowerShell!

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Richard flies solo to talk to the father of Powershell - Jeffrey Snover! Jeff talks about the core concepts of PowerShell, advances that happened from version 1 to 2 and some hints of what is coming in version 3. The discussion goes into some of the community extensions for PowerShell, including the PowerShell Community Extentions (PSCX) and PowerShell Management Library for Hyper-V. Jeff also talks about the upcoming PowerShell Deep Dive at TEC 2011 - if you love PowerShell, you'll want to be there. Check out the blog post at the Windows PowerShell Blog.


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.

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