Evgenij Smirnov

Information & Communications Technology

PowerShell automation Security scripting Microsoft Exchange Active Directory Migration VMware

Berlin, Germany

Going native: A non-developer's tale

The integrative power of PowerShell wouldn't be what it has become if it weren't for its ability to incorporate native APIs. Not all of them, however, have been designed in a way that makes immersion of native functionality into your PowerShell scripts and modules easy.
Not a developer myself, I invite fellow non-devs to join me on a journey towards successful integration of select Windows APIs into PowerShell - including obstacles I met along the way and recipes on how to overcome those.
After this talk, you will be more prepared to extend your PowerShell-fu towards native platform functionality and hopefully forewarned about some pitfalls to avoid and appropriate moments to give up and look for other ways.

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.

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