Narayanan (Nana) Lakshmanan is a Senior Development Lead at Microsoft responsible for Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC). Nana has over 13 years of experience in the industry. He is with the PowerShell team since its early days. Nana led the development team for DSC in PowerShell 4.0 and also led Group Policy. Prior to that he was a developer in the PowerShell team. In PowerShell 3.0, he worked on PowerShell workflows and was responsible for its connection/activity management and cross layer performance/scalability. Earlier, in PowerShell 2.0, Nana worked on PowerShell remoting and owned its protocol, experience and the PowerShell job model. In PowerShell 1.0, he worked on the formatting subsystem and packaging. Before joining Microsoft he worked in India for Hewlett Packard and others. Nana holds a Masters in Software Systems from BITS, Pilani and a Bachelors in Electronics and Communications Engineering from University of Madras.