Aug 8th Meeting: Windows PowerShell for Beginners

Date: Aug 8th, 2013
Time: 7pm
Place: EE1 Building (Electrical Engineering)
Room 303 (DIFFERENT ROOM THAN NORMAL – 1 Floor down)
University of Washington Campus
Subject: Windows PowerShell for Beginners
Presenter: Hemant Mahawar

Learn about Windows PowerShell, Microsoft’s interactive command line shell and scripting solution. PowerShell combines the interactivity of KSH or BASH, the programmability of Perl or Ruby, and the production-orientation of AS400 CL or VMS DCL. Whether you’re solving the problem at hand or scripting, standardizing, and automating your IT processes, PowerShell can help. In this talk, you will learn how to get started with Windows PowerShell to automate your IT environment (cmdlets, discovery utilities, help, etc.) and understand PowerShell’s object-oriented nature.

Hemant Mahawar is a Senior Program Manager in the Windows Server Division. He is responsible for various Windows PowerShell features that make the foundation for Automation Platform for Windows Server. For Windows 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. In Windows 8, as part of Windows PowerShell 3.0, Hemant owned the multi-machine management effort in Windows PowerShell via integration with Windows Workflow Foundation. 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.


As always, there will be dinner sponsored by Silicon Mechanics. Check them out at

There will also be several CACert assurers present.

The meeting will be at the Electrical Engineering building on the University of Washington Campus, aka EE1. Directions are linked to the EE Department’s web site above. Parking is $5 after 5pm.