Evgenij Smirnov

Information & Communications Technology

PowerShell automation Security scripting Microsoft Exchange Active Directory Migration VMware

Berlin, Germany

A poor man's scripting factory, or Surviving as a modern Ops without a Dev budget

Writing PowerShell Scripts is easy, fun and extremely useful for lightening Ops' everyday chores. But keeping track of all the different versions, revisions and variants can become a very tedios task in itself - the more so, the more advanced your scripting skills have become.
In this session, I will showcase some free and/open source tools that will allow you to stay on top of your daily growing scripting zoo - even if you haven't got a budget, or a management buy-in, for your automation endeavours.

This is a strictly on-prem story, not involving Azure DevOps or any other cloud based CI/CD pipeline provider. Even more so as I usually consult in environments where Internet access is strictly regulated and Internet access from servers unheard of. Still, with very little effort, some compute ressources and absolutely no monetary budget, you'll be able to create a working 'scripting factory' and get back control over code and its delivery within your Ops organization.

Evgenij Smirnov


Evgenij has been working with computers since the age of 5 and delivering IT solutions for the best part of the last 25 years. His Active Directory and Exchange background naturally led to PowerShell, of which he's been an avid user and proponent since its first release.
Evgenij is an active community lead at home in Berlin, a leading contrinutor to the German TechNet forum and an experienced user group and conference speaker.

Evgenij's full speaker profile