Up Next: Don Jones & Greg Shields!


We’re having Don Jones and Greg Shields on for Episode 42 (which is an auspicious number). These guys have joined forces recently to form Concentrated Technology an up-and-coming but already highly respected tech blog and resource site.

I would love it if our awesome fans could send in their questions and/or show up for our usual weekly PowerScripting Live event (this Thursday at 9pm) to help make this interview as much of an interactive sensation as the last one with Jeff Hicks was. (You guys rock!)

I’m lazy (hey, I’m a scripter, what do you expect?), so I’ll shamelessly paste the text from their about page for you to peruse:

A collaboration between IT gurus Don Jones and Greg Shields, Concentrated Technology is a place for concise, helpful IT news and education. The emphasis is onconcise: We’ll try to provide you with very condensed (dare we say “concentrated?”) information that hits right at the heart of what you need to know. This site is a place for us to blog, and even to argue - you’ll find us taking up opposite sides on a number of issues, and in doing so helping you see both sides of those issues more clearly so that you can make better decisions. Above all, we’ll keep things focused right on the Microsoft IT professional, addressing your needs, questions, and more as best we can.

Here’s a bit about us:

Don Jones has more than a decade of professional experience in the IT industry. He’s the author of more than 30 IT books, including Windows PowerShell: TFM; VBScript, WMI, and ADSI Unleashed; Managing Windows with VBScript and WMI; and many more. He’s a to-rated and in-demand speaker at conferences such as Microsoft TechEd and TechMentor, and writes the monthly Windows PowerShell column for Microsoft TechNet Magazine. Don is a multiple-year recipient of Microsoft’s “Most Valuable Professional” (MVP) Award with a specialization in Windows PowerShell. Don’s broad IT experience includes work in the financial, telecommunications, software, manufacturing, consulting, training, and retail industries and he’s one of the rare IT professionals who can not only “cross the line” between administration and software development, but also between IT workers and IT management.

Greg Shields is a professional author, speaker, and IT consultant.  With nearly 15 years in information technology, Greg has developed extensive experience in systems administration, engineering, and architecture specializing in Microsoft, remote application, and virtualization technologies. Greg is a Contributing Editor for Redmond Magazine,Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine, and Virtualization Review Magazine, and is the author of five books, including Windows Server 2008:  What’s New / What’s Changed.  He is the Resident Editor for the Realtime Windows Server community and edits theWindows Administration in Realtime eJournal.  He is well known for his skills in relating highly technical concepts with a drive towards fulfilling business needs. Greg is also a highly sought-after instructor and speaker, speaking regularly at conferences like TechMentor Events, and producing computer-based training curriculum for companies like CBT Nuggets. Greg is a recipient of Microsoft “Most Valuable Professional” award with a specialization in Windows Terminal Services.

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