Stupid PowerShell Tricks

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Don't get got by these gotchas. Come learn how to avoid some common troubles, and discover some new tricks in PowerShell that will take your scripts to the next level. Take it from this pro, it's better to hear about these tricks in this session than after fighting with a script for a week.

Thomas Rayner @mrthomasrayner
(DevOPs & Automation at PCL Constructors)

Thomas Rayner is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with over 15 years of experience in the IT industry. Thomas was awarded the prestigious title of Honorary Scripting Guy by Ed Wilson in 2016. His background is in Cloud and Datacenter Management, specializing in DevOps, systems and process automation, and PowerShell. Thomas is a prominent international speaker, best-selling author, and instructor covering a vast array of IT topics. Thomas is very active within the technical community and a variety of Microsoft technical and strategic teams. He is the President of the Edmonton Microsoft User Group.

Thomas graduated from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) three times; for a diploma in Network Engineering Technology (NET), a Bachelor of Applied Information Systems Technology majoring in Network Management (BAIST), and a Bachelor of Technology majoring in Technology Management (BTech), achieving honors with distinction in all three. Thomas remains actively connected to NAIT as a part-time instructor, and as a member of the Industry Advisory Committee for the BAIST program which he has chaired since 2014.

By day, Thomas works for PCL Constructors on their DevOps and Automation team. Thomas enjoys working with a wide variety of different products and technologies, particularly emerging and disruptive technologies and automation-related products. His position with PCL affords him the luxury of facing interesting challenges every day.






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