Evgenij Smirnov

Information & Communications Technology

PowerShell automation Security scripting Microsoft Exchange Active Directory Migration VMware

Berlin, Germany

I have logging in all my scripts. What now?

Everybody will agree that any script worth executing needs logging of some kind. In fact, many organisations require that logging be implemented in any script that gets to run in production.
This session is not going to be about *how* script logging can and should be done. Instead, we will look at what the logging is supposed to be for and how to actually extract the most value from it.
The answers to those questions will naturally lead to reevaluating some of the logging practices that have been common among us scripters for a very long time. Or maybe they won't, but the decision to keep things as they are will be a better-informed one.

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 contributor to the German TechNet forum and an experienced user group and conference speaker. He is a Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP since 2020.

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