Evgenij Smirnov

Information & Communications Technology

PowerShell automation Security scripting Microsoft Exchange Active Directory Migration VMware

Berlin, Germany

Revenge of the Devs - The operational ROI of moving to PowerShell 7

PowerShell 6 and 7, a.k.a. PowerShell Core, has introduced many exciting features - from the developers' point of view - while still lagging behind Windows PowerShell's in terms of maintainability and security, at least in the Windows part of the world. The latter concerns are often brushed aside in community discussions in spite of being still valid, operations-wise.
In this talk I will identify some of the use cases where moving to PowerShell vNext "all the way" is indeed feasible. For the rest, I will offer an estimate of "operational ROI" of such an initiative and also some practical advice on peaceful coexistence between PowerShell and Windows PowerShell in a common DevOps environment.

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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