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.
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.
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.