About the Book
This volume, like the 2 before it, is designed to be like a conference in a book where each chapter is written by a different author who is a subject matter expert on the topic covered in their chapter. Each chapter is also independent of the others so you can read one chapter, ten chapters, or all of them. You can start with the first chapter, the last one, or somewhere in-between and not miss out on anything related to that particular topic. This book is written for the intermediate to advanced audience. Prior experience with PowerShell is highly recommended.
All (100%) of the royalties from this book are donated to the OnRamp scholarship program. More information about the OnRamp track at the PowerShell + DevOps Global Summit and their scholarship program can be found on the PowerShell.org website.
About the Editors
Mark is an Engineering Manager at LinkedIn. He is former Microsoft MVP, and Open Source contributor to hundreds of projects, and Author, and Editor, and CI/CD Fanatic! Mark focuses on training and career advice for intermediate IT engineers providing them paths to higher Individual Contributor ranks.
Michael is a PowerShell Author/ Editor/ Speaker/ SME/ Streamer and an Automation specialist. I develop, integrate, architect solutions with PowerShell.
Michael is the co-founder of the Brisbane Infrastructure Devops User Group, providing a meetup location for all technical and non-technical people to network and grow their PowerShell skills.
Joe Houghes is a co-leader of the Denver VMware & PowerShell User Groups and is currently a Senior Solutions Architect with Pure Storage. He focuses on automating us out of our IT operations while freeing us to perform higher-level tasks.
Joe has been the #1 speaker internationally for VMUG from 2020 to 2023 for both virtual and in-person events. He works to encourage the next community speaker(s) to take his place and is always helping get them started.
Joe believes automation should be a focus for admins & engineers, although it requires in-depth thinking beyond performing a task once. Even though it is not always someone's default method, the result is repeatable and consistent.
Joe tries to help others understand why we should do the easy tasks better, and he challenges everyone to push themselves outside of their comfort zone and learn more about any topic of interest.
He's a collector of communities as a leader for 2 User Groups, Microsoft MVP, vExpert Pro, Cisco Champion, Veeam Vanguard, Tanzu Vanguard, plus he helps host vBrownBag. He tells people not to let fear keep them from sharing their knowledge with others and teaching from their unique perspective.
You can spot him by the bright hat, big grin, and the loud "Howdy Y'all."
Steven Judd is a Windows Systems Engineer at Meta Platforms Inc. with an emphasis on Enterprise Messaging and Digital Loss Prevention. He co-developed a custom PowerShell training program for a Fortune 100 organization, and is an occasional presenter at PowerShell user groups. He spends free time learning more about PowerShell, digital security, and cloud technologies, along with creating and telling dad jokes. You can find him hanging out in the PowerShell bridge channel, taking care of his family, running marathons, playing the cello, plus a handful of other hobbies he just can't seem to quit.
Phil is an accomplished Windows administrator and Citrix architect for a national building materials supplier. He has been in the technology industry for over 25 years and has a passion for technology, automation, and learning all things PowerShell. Phil enjoys sharing his wealth of knowledge on PowerShell in ways everyone can relate to and understand.
He is a contributing author to the PowerShell Conference Book 2.
The DevOps Collective, Inc. is a US-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to changing the way the industry thinks about DevOps. All proceeds from our ebook sales benefit the organization directly. Although all books are published by DevOps Collective, they have been authored by numerous community contributors. Please see each book's "About This Book" page for author credits.