Experts in Residence

Aleksandar Nikolic

Aleksandar Nikolic is a PowerShell MVP and system administrator at one of the largest insurance companies in Serbia. A long time script junkie, Aleksandar is one of the earliest adaptors of Windows PowerShell and uses it on a daily basis to automate Active Directory management and to write auditing scripts designed to keep systems secure.

Aleksandar is a long time supporter of PowerShell.com and is very active in the PowerShell community at large. He is a frequent speaker at PowerShell conferences around Serbia and participates regularly in IT Pro user groups. Recently, Aleksandar co-authored the highly respected Administrator’s Guide to Windows PowerShell Remoting.

Find out more about Aleksandar on his blog: http://powershell.com/cs/blogs/aleksandar/default.aspx

Follow Aleksandar on Twitter: http://twitter.com/alexandair

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Aleksandar Nikolic

Donabel Santos

Donabel Santos (MCTS, MCITP, MCT) is the resident all-around SQL Ninja at Black Ninja Software, where she designs, administers, troubleshoots and maintains databases for clients. She also creates (tons of) T-SQL/PowerShell scripts, queries, and reports using SQL Server Reporting Services. With her SharePoint Developer hat on, she focuses on configuring, branding and building custom solutions for Sharepoint 2007, primarily using ASP.NET, C# and XHTML/CSS/Javascript/jQuery.

Donabel also teaches web development and database (SQL Server, MySQL) courses at BCIT for eight (8) years now. In her spare time, she blogs at www.sqlmusings.com and tweets using the handle @sqlbelle. She also helps run VANPASSBI (vancouverbi.sqlpass.org) , presents at VANPASS (vancouver.sqlpass.org), and writes articles at SSWUG. In the past she has also presented at DevTeach/SQLTeach, VANTUG and Victoria Users Group.

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Donabel Santos

Jakub Jareš

Jakub Jareš is an IT professional whose main interest is Windows Desktop and who recently became Windows 7 MCITP. He is employed by one of the leading IT companies in Czech Republic and for past few years works for one of the leading banks as an extern.

Jakub became part of the PowerShell community after he realized there is no better way to learn the language than improving on it by small steps on a daily basis. The PowerShell.com forums proved to be awesome source of problems from different domains and what started as a task to solve at least one problem a day become an obsession.

To learn more about him visit his LinkedIn page, contact him directly on me@jakubjares.com, or follow him on Twitter.

You can also visit http://powershell.cz, a blog he is part of.

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Jakub Jareš

Jason Yoder

Jason Yoder (MCT,MCSE, MCITP) is a freelance Microsoft Certified Trainer and PowerShell enthusiast who delivers classes across the United States in Windows PowerShell, Server and Client. Jason thoroughly enjoys the many weeks a year that he spends around the country delivering his classes, especially when introducing PowerShell to IT professionals for the first time. He has been working with system automation for over 15 years and looks forward to new opportunities to automate Window administration.

In his off weekends, Jason is also a 1st Class Information Systems Technician in the United States Navy Reserve where he works with the Information Systems Department in Naples, Italy to help increase the efficiency of their operations.

Jason posts some of the best questions from his classes at his blog http://www.MCTExpert.blogspot.com.

You can follow Jason on Twitter: @JasonYoder_MCT.

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Niklas Goude

Niklas Goude is an author, IT consultant and trainer at Truesec in Stockholm, Sweden. He is a Windows PowerShell expert, with extensive experience in automating and implementing SharePoint environments.

Niklas has written a PowerShell book for Swedish IT professionals, www.powershell.se, and is currently co-authoring a book with Mattias Karlsson titled, PowerShell for Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administrators, which will be published in English by McGraw-Hill later this year.

Niklas runs the highly respected blog, www.powershell.nu, where he shares scripts, examples and solutions for administrative tasks in Windows environments using Windows PowerShell.

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Richard Siddaway

I have been working with Microsoft technologies for over 22 years having spent time in most IT roles. Based in UK I am currently working as an IT Architect. I have been interested in automation techniques (including automating job creation and submission on mainframes many years ago!). I have been using VBScript and WMI since it became available on NT 4. PowerShell caught my interest when I first heard about it and I have been using it since the early beta versions of PowerShell 1.0. I founded and still run the UK PowerShell User Group. I am a PowerShell MVP and have been a judge on the Microsoft Scripting Games for the last two years (contributing an expert commentary solution for the last three years) . I have given numerous talks on PowerShell at various events including the PowerShell Deep Dive and have had a number of articles on PowerShell published. PowerShell in Practice (Manning) was published in June 2010 and I am currently writing PowerShell and WMI (Manning). I am still a prolific PowerShell blogger.

Richard has authored these books:

PowerShell in Practice

PowerShell and WMI

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Richard Siddaway

Shay Levy

Shay Levy is a Windows PowerShell MVP and System Administrator for a government institute in Israel. He has worked with Microsoft platforms for more than 20 years, focusing on Microsoft Exchange and Active Directory.

Shay is a long time supporter of PowerShell.com and is very active in the PowerShell community. In addition to moderating multiple forums, he teaches PowerShell courses at the John Bryce College in Israel.

Read Shay Levy's blog: http://PowerShay.com

Follow Shay on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ShayLevy

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Thomas Lee

Thomas Lee is a veteran PowerShell MVP who has been involved in the PowerShell community since the very beginning. He provides training and consultancy around a range of Microsoft products, with a recent focus on PowerShell and Lync Server. Thomas runs PowerShell training courses around the world, and has been a speaker at conferences across the world for the past decade. In his spare time, he lives with his wife, daughter, and wine cellar in a small cottage in the English countryside. Read Thomas’ technical blog, at Under The Stairs, and his PowerShell Scripts blog.

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Tobias Weltner

Dr. Tobias Weltner is one of the most visible Windows PowerShell MVPs in Europe. He has published more than 80 books about Windows and scripting techniques with Microsoft Press and other publishers, is a regular speaker at conferences and road shows, and provides high-level training in Windows PowerShell and scripting for companies throughout Europe.

Tobias is a long time supporter of powershell.com and the PowersShell community helping people adopt and use Windows PowerShell more efficiently. As a software architect, he created a number of award-winning scripting tools such as SystemScripter (VBScript), the original Windows PowerShell IDE and PowerShell Plus, a comprehensive integrated Windows PowerShell development system.

Find out more about Tobias at his blog: http://powershell.com/cs/blogs/tobias/

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