Play by Play is a series where top technologists sit down for an unrehearsed, unscripted conversation about tools you use and scenarios you encounter. This is a special edition of Play by Play, exploring Open Source PowerShell -- PowerShell running on Linux and Mac. Author Jason Helmick sits down with the inventor of PowerShell, Jeffrey Snover, and Linux expert Anthony Nocentino, to dive deep into the features and functionality of PowerShell on Linux/Mac. You'll learn why this is such a breakthrough for Microsoft, how the journey to Open Source happened, and how pull requests and code governance will work in the Open Source model. You'll also learn the essentials of working with PowerShell on Linux and Mac, from cmdlets all the way to working with advanced functions and Desired State Configuration. By the end of this course, you'll be well-versed in working with PowerShell on Linux/Mac, and ready to start using PowerShell day to day.
Jason Helmick is an author for Pluralsight. His IT career spans more than 25 years or enterprise consulting on a variety of technologies, with a focus on strategic IT business planning. He’s a highly successful IT author, columnist, lecturer, and instructor, specializing in automation practices for the IT pro.
Jeffrey Snover is a Distinguished Engineer Microsoft and the Lead Architect for the Windows Server and System Center Division. Snover is the inventor of Windows PowerShell, an object-based distributed automation engine, scripting language, and command line shell. Snover joined Microsoft in 1999 as divisional architect for the Management and Services Division, providing technical direction across Microsoft's management technologies and products. Snover has over 30 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 held 8 patents prior to joining Microsoft, and has registered over 30 patents since. He is a frequent speaker at industry and research conferences on a variety of management and language topics.
Anthony is the Founder and President of Centino Systems as well as a Pluralsight Author and a Microsoft Data Platform MVP, Linux Expert, and Corporate Problem Solver. Anthony designs solutions, deploys the technology, and provides expertise on business system performance, architecture, and security. Anthony has a Bachelors and Masters in Computer Science with research publications in high performance/low latency data access algorithms and spatial database systems.
Course Overview Microsoft has open sourced PowerShell, which means you can now run PowerShell on Windows, macOS, and Linux systems, providing a cross-platform management experience. The details of this and how it affects you and your business along with technical demonstrations are all in this very special Play by Play. I'm Jason Helmick, an author here at Pluralsight and I'm also a Windows PowerShell MVP and the CFO of PowerShell. org that hosts the PowerShell DevOps Global Summit and in this Play by Play I'm joined by two very special guests, the inventor of PowerShell and Microsoft technical fellow, Jeffrey Snover, along with my friend and Linux expert, Anthony Nocentino, here to discuss and demonstrate the impact that this can have on your business and career. So, who is this Play by Play for? First and foremost, this is for Linux admins. You already have great management tools, but a very powerful addition to your toolbox is PowerShell. PowerShell has a robust command line and scripting language that offers extensive automation and configuration management capabilities, but this is also for Windows admins looking to manage Linux systems. You now have the option to use a familiar management tool to make that transition while learning the Linux operating system. So, here is what you will learn from this Play by Play. You'll get to hear the reasoning and thinking behind Microsoft's decision to extend its management platform from the inventor and architect himself, Jeffery Snover, along with where to get it and how to get it set up. For the Linux professional, you'll get a tour into how PowerShell works so you can quickly take advantage of your existing skills and apply them to your environment and you'll learn this from a Linux expert, Anthony, that speaks your language and has been down this path. You will see how easy it is to perform cross-platform management tasks over PowerShell remoting and SSH, allowing you to manage both Windows and Linux from whatever client you desire; anywhere, anytime, any O/S. You'll also see typical Linux management tasks performed with PowerShell, along with advanced automation practices and scalable configuration management using DSE, desired state configuration. All of this and more is in this action-packed demonstration-heavy Play by Play, so make sure to join the conversation. Here at Pluralsight we are always striving to help you with your learning goals. We love to learn and we hope that you do, too!