Jeffrey Snover is not only the “father” of PowerShell, he became the iconic advocat of Microsoft’s data center focussed transformation. He is the poster child of many Microsoft focussed IT pros and enthusiasts, celebrating the improvements in command line administration as an accelerator of their own businnesses and carreers. In brief, I’d personally name him “Redmonds Godfather of Automation”.
We talk about his almost 20 years journey to establish the fundamentals of a modern datacenter and automation toolchain from his early days in Redmond, the lessons learned from wmic.exe and his vision of an OS agnostic automation framework around PowerShell (Core).
This interview was recorded during the PowerShell Conference Europe 2018 in Hannover on April 19, 2018.