With the amazing success of our first release of Master PowerShell Tricks Volume 1 we have commenced Volume 2 already.
This time we have added some amazing new Authors to the series.
It is going to be another huge success and hit the #1 Best Sellers list just like Volume 1.
Here is a quick look at the talent that we have assembled for this Volume:
About the Authors
Dave Kawula – MVP
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.
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.
Sean Kearney – MVP
“A long time ago in a Cmdlet far far away… there was this guy, who sang about PowerShell”
Here is a person who genuinely loves his job and smiles he gets paid to do what he loves, It’s PowerShell MVP Sean Kearney
Presently working for a Microsoft Gold Partner in Ottawa as a Senior Solutions Architect, he lives each and every day for an opportunity to show someone and easier and more consistent way to do their job with Windows
Thomas Rayner – MVP
Thomas Rayner is an information technology, entrepreneurship and leadership enthusiast with a penchant for Microsoft tools and products. Thomas is a proud graduate of several programs at NAIT, an institution that he remains actively connected to. He works on the DevOps and Automation team at PCL Construction.
Allan Rafuse – Future MVP
Allan has worked as a senior member of the Windows and VMWare Platform Department at Swedbank. He took part in the architecture and implementation of multiple datacenters in several countries. He is responsible for the roadmap and lifecycle of the Windows Server Environment, including the development of ITIL processes of global server OSD, configuration, and performance.
He is an expert at scripting solutions and has an uncanny ability to reduce complexity and maximize the functionality of PowerShell. Allan has recently rejoined the TriCon Elite Consulting team again as a Principal Consultant.
Will Anderson – MVP
Will Anderson is a fifteen-year infrastructure veteran with a specialization in Patch Management and Compliance and System Center Configuration Manager. Working in environments ranging from 80 users to over 150,000, Will has acquired a knowledge of a broad range of products and service lines ranging from Exchange, Active Directory and GPO, to the operating system platform and a variety of applications.
In recent years, Will has become quite the nerd about PowerShell, and blogs about the latest, new, cool things he finds or creates to make his life as an admin and engineer easier. You can find him on PowerShell.org as a moderator, webmaster, and occasional writer for the PowerShell TechLetter. He is also a co-founder of the Toronto PowerShell Users’ Group (PowerShellTO), founder of the Metro Detroit PowerShell User Group, and a member of the Association for Windows PowerShell Professionals.
Will is a second year recipient of the Microsoft MVP award in Cloud and Datacenter Management, and was awarded the moniker of 2015 Honorary Scripting Guy, by Ed Wilson – The Scripting Guy, in January 2016. In October of 2016, he joined the DevOps Collective Board of Directors.
Will also nerds out on Video Games, Cars, Photography, and Board Games. You can find him at various places on the internet including PowerShellTO, PowerShell.org, Twitter, his personal blog – Last Word in Nerd, and occasionally as a guest blogger on ‘Hey, Scripting Guy!’.
Mick Pletcher – MVP
I started out as a help desk tech at J.C. Bradford in 1999. From that point on, I moved to third level help desk. It was this position in which I got my first taste of scripting and automation. Most in IT know what it is like having tickets escalated to them and not knowing exactly what was done to resolve an issue. It was that very thing that prompted me to learn scripting and write automation scripts so that when a ticket was escalated, I knew exactly what had taken place. In 2005, I left that company and moved on to a management IT position. I did everything at that point. It was a one man job. I have to say that I learned a lesson on being the only IT person. It is stressful to say the least. Much of that position was not automated. I really got into automation big time there. By the time I was finished writing so many scripts, I had maybe an hour of work a day. At this point, I would be so bored in that position that I took up learning knew skills, which lead me to building a computer build lab for system builds. It was this very thing that got me where I am today. I learned all about packaging files, creating a system build, scripting, automation, and VBScript. Soon after learning all of this, the music industry was taking enormous hits and I knew I had to leave before my job got cut, which it did 6 months later. My new job was what I do today….an SCCM administrator. The skills I had learned in the previous job of packaging and scripting lead right into software deployments as a next step. In this position I was still scripting with VBScript, but began slowly transitioning in 2011 to PowerShell. Finally, I was offered my current position also as an SCCM administrator. It has been very rewarding.
Ed Wilson – The Scripting Guy
Ed Wilson is a well-known scripting expert. He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer who has delivered a popular Windows PowerShell workshop to Microsoft Premier customers worldwide. Ed has written six books on Microsoft Windows scripting for Microsoft Press. His three Windows PowerShell books are Windows PowerShell 2.0 Best Practices, Windows PowerShell Scripting Guide, and Microsoft Windows PowerShell Step by Step. He has also written or contributed to almost a dozen other books. Ed holds more than 20 industry certifications, including Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Before coming to work for Microsoft, Ed was a senior consultant for a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner where he specialized in Active Directory design and Exchange Server implementation. Ed and the “Scripting Wife” Teresa live in South Carolina. In his spare time, he enjoys woodworking, underwater photography, and scuba diving. And tea.
Cristal Kawula – Future MVP
Cristal Kawula is the co-founder of MVPDays Community Roadshow and #MVPHour live Twitter Chat. She was also a member of the Gridstore Technical Advisory board and is the President of TriCon Elite Consulting. Cristal is also only the 2nd Woman in the world to receive the prestigious Veeam Vanguard award.
Emile Cabot – MVP
Emile started in the industry during the mid-90s working at an ISP and designing celebrity web sites. He has a strong operational background specializing in Systems Management and collaboration solutions, and has spent many years performing infrastructure analyses and solution implementations for organizations ranging from 20 to over 200,000 employees. Coupling his wealth of experience with a small partner network, Emile works very closely with TriCon Elite, 1E, and Veeam to deliver low-cost solutions with minimal infrastructure requirements.
He actively volunteers as a member of the Canadian Ski Patrol, providing over 250 hours each year for first aid services and public education at Castle Mountain Resort and in the community.
Kai Poynting has over ten years of experience in the technical writing field. as a freelance technical writer, senior technical writer for one of the larger energy software companies in Calgary Alberta, and experience writing about solutions for IT.
In addition to writing about solutions for IT, those ten years were also spent testing, building and deploying some of the same solutions. As part of a small group of consultants, Kai was provided with a great many opportunities to obtain hands on experience in installing, configuring, building, and managing various server solutions, including Server 2008 R2, Exchange 2007 and 2010, Hyper-V, SCVMM, and more. He also provided customer support and technical support for the company’s classroom environment, including requirements management, tech support, deployment, and server configuration.
He also holds a BA with an English major, and writes creatively whenever he can. Communication is the cornerstone of his profession and he prides himself on being able to provide the clearest possible message in all documents he provides.
We really hope you enjoy it when it comes out. We are working hard to finish it up ASAP for you the Community.