Hemant Mahawar is a Senior Program Manager in the Windows Server Division. He is responsible for various Windows PowerShell features across multiple releases that makes the foundation for Automation Platform for Windows Server. For PowerShell 4.0, Hemant helped drive the release of various PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) features. For PowerShell 3.0, Hemant drove PowerShell’s multi-machine management feature – PowerShell Workflows that integrates Windows PowerShell with Windows Workflow Foundation. Earlier, for PowerShell 2.0, Hemant drove PowerShell's remoting capability that allows easy remote management as well as was responsible for PowerShell's rich API surface. Hemant joined Microsoft in 2006 as a Program Manager on the Windows PowerShell team. Hemant holds a Master's and Doctorate degree in Computer Science from the Texas A&M University as well as a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.