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Ep. 70, PowerShell unplugged: A symphony of tech and music with Jim Truher


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Jim TruherSoftware engineer at MicrosoftGitHub

Aired June 19, 2023 | 65 min

We welcome special guest Jim Truher, one of the founding fathers of PowerShell, in this episode. We discuss his fascinating journey from being a professional musician to transitioning into a career in technology, the origins of PowerShell, and how he became involved in its creation. Jim shares insights into the new PowerShell Crescendo module, its benefits for developers and IT professionals, as well as the early challenges faced in bringing PowerShell to market, overcoming skepticism, and promoting its user base. We also explore the unique relationship between PowerShell and Microsoft Exchange. We learn more about the ongoing evolution of PowerShell and its potential future direction.

Meet our guest

Jim Truher

Jim Truher is a seasoned software engineer and a key contributor to the development of PowerShell at Microsoft. With a diverse background that includes a career as a professional musician, Jim transitioned into the tech industry, bringing his passion and creativity into the world of software development. As one of the founding fathers of PowerShell, he has played a crucial role in shaping this versatile scripting and automation tool. With expertise in scripting languages and a keen understanding of end-user needs, Jim continues to drive innovation and contribute to the evolution of PowerShell.

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Meet the hosts

Andrew Pla

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Andrew Pla, a seasoned IT professional with over 10 years of experience, has spent the last 5 years mastering PowerShell. An ardent member of the PowerShell community and a Microsoft MVP, he loves sharing his knowledge and leveraging automation to solve complex problems. You can always find him connecting with others on the PDQ Discord and troubleshooting, with the firm belief that a problem shared is a problem halved.

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Jordan Hammond

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Jordan Hammond spent years as an exchange server administrator. One day, it dawned on him that he could automate many of those mundane tasks using PowerShell. And just like that, his journey into PowerShell began. Jordan has spent the past several years working at PDQ perfecting his automation and PowerShell skills.

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