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Ep. 89, DSC, community, and PowerShell: A conversation with Michael Greene


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Michael GreenePowerShell project manager at Microsoft

Aired October 30, 2023 | 63 min

Michael Greene, a prominent figure from the PowerShell team at Microsoft, discusses his instrumental role in the progression from DSC 2.0 to 3.0 and the Infrastructure Release Pipeline whitepaper he co-authored with Steven Murawksi. He also shares his professional journey, highlighting the importance of being accessible, empathetic, and staying focused on the community. Finally, we debate the possibilities of AI and terminal experiences in the future.

Meet our guest

Michael Greene

Michael Greene currently serves as a principal PM manager at Microsoft, leading the team focused on developing PowerShell, CloudShell, Win32 OpenSSH, DSC, and other projects for Windows and Azure. Michael has diverse experience, from configuration management strategy for Azure Governance to Windows Server CAT and service operations in Office 365.

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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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