The PowerShell Podcast PowerShell Summit & More: A Chat with James Petty


In this episode of the PowerShell Podcast, we were joined by Microsoft MVP and CEO James Petty. We dove into the core of what brings to the community and James' instrumental role in driving this platform forward. James shared insightful details about the future of the eagerly awaited PowerShell Summit, highlighting the significant and welcome changes in store for next year. The conversation also hailed his latest literary creation, 'Learn PowerShell Scripting in a Month of Lunches,' as we explored the evolution in content and approach compared to its predecessor. Adding to this rich mix were James' anecdotes from his time as a professor teaching PowerShell at a college, providing a truly riveting podcast that celebrates the wide-reaching influence of PowerShell.

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James currently holds the position of Director of Information Technology at TextRequest. He is a four-time awardee of the Microsoft MVP award. In a dedicated capacity, he also assumes the role of volunteer CEO at DevOps Collective INC, a non-profit organization operating within technology education. The organization's primary focus revolves around PowerShell, automation, and DevOps. It has garnered recognition for providing an array of free online resources, notably

In the literary domain, James is the lead author of two published works: "Learn PowerShell in a Month of Lunches," now in its fourth edition, and "Learn PowerShell Scripting in a Month of Lunches," in its second edition. Manning proudly publishes both of these insightful publications.

At the core of James's passion lies automation, where he adeptly wields tools like PowerShell, Azure, and all facets of Windows Server environments. His prowess in this domain has been honed over more than a decade of service as an infrastructure administrator, catering to businesses spanning a diverse range of sizes.
James has woven his life in the tranquil environs outside Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he resides with his cherished wife, daughters, two dogs, and two cats.

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