About the Book
“PowerShell is awesome.” I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve heard this phrase and I never get tired of hearing it..
I remember the launch of Windows Server 2012 like it was yesterday. It was a major release with innovation across the board in Hyper-V, Storage, Networking, Scale and Performance. Underlying all of this innovation was one unifying investment designed to make it easier for you to harness these technologies: PowerShell. With over 2500 PowerShell commandlets built-in, rich automation was now in everyone’s hands. Over the years, we listened as you used PowerShell for everything from simple repeatable tasks to complex deployments of servers, software and services where PowerShell removed human error.
A few releases later, we’ve added over a thousand new commandlets, Desired State Configuration (DSC), and Just Enough Administration (JEA) making PowerShell an indispensable and valuable skill for every résumé. If you haven’t learned PowerShell yet, there’s no time like the present. (Spoiler alert: It’s fun too…) The authors are PowerShell experts and MVPs who teach and coach in the Microsoft community with years of experience. In addition, they have used their learnings in the community to provide feedback to the PowerShell team and help influence the product direction. Whether you or a seasoned user or a PowerShell newbie, you can’t ever know too many PowerShell Tricks.
Windows Server/Hybrid Cloud
About the Authors
Dave is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. His background includes data communications networks within multi-server environments, and he has led architecture teams for virtualization, System Center, Exchange, Active Directory, and Internet gateways. Very active within the Microsoft technical and consulting teams, Dave has provided deep-dive technical knowledge and subject matter expertise on various System Center and operating system topics.
Dave is well-known in the community as an evangelist for Microsoft, 1E, and Veeam technologies. Locating Dave is easy as he speaks at several conferences and sessions each year, including TechEd, Ignite, MVP Days Community Roadshow, and VeeamOn.
Recently Dave has been honored to take on the role of Conference Co-Chair of TechMentor with fellow MVP Sami Laiho. The lineup of speakers and attendees that have been to this conference over the past 20 years is really amazing. Come down to Redmond or Orlando in 2018 and you can meet him in person.
As the founder and Managing Principal Consultant at TriCon Elite Consulting, Dave is a leading technology expert for both local customers and large international enterprises, providing optimal guidance and methodologies to achieve and maintain an efficient infrastructure.
Thomas Rayner is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and Honorary Scripting Guy with many years of experience in IT. He is a master technologist, specializing in DevOps, systems and process automation, public, private and hybrid cloud, and PowerShell. Thomas is an international speaker, best-selling author, and instructor covering a vast array of IT topics.
Allan is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and a Veeam Vanguard. Throughout his career, his skills have allowed him to work in variety of different industries (Oil and Gas, Banking and Healthcare) and also move to several Canadian provinces and even live in Europe. He has worked in many job roles that support the data center stack and cloud components and is also well versed in designing and deploying robust, highly available enterprise solutions in single or multi datacenter environments.
Integrating products and automation are passions of Allan. His solutions usually employ virtual environments (Hyper-V, VMware), Active Directory, SQL Server, System Center (SCCM, SCOM, SCVMM, SCORCH), Windows Server, Exchange, PowerShell, Veeam products and even Linux. He is an expert at scripting solutions and has an uncanny ability to reduce complexity and maximize the functionality of PowerShell.
Allan is a huge tech evangelist and the founder and Managing Principal Consultant at BroadArc Consulting. His consulting skills, vision, methodologies and frameworks have allowed many projects and solutions to thrive and succeed.
If you haven’t had the chance to personally meet Allan’s at an IT community speaking, you can always virtually follow him and introduce yourself on his blog or twitter.