The PowerShell Podcast Unveiling PowerShell’s Past: An Interview with Jeffrey Snover


In this highly anticipated episode of the PowerShell Podcast, we sit down with the legendary Jeffrey Snover, the creator of PowerShell. With his departure from Microsoft, Jeffrey opens up about his insights, experiences, and candid opinions. From the inception of PowerShell to its current state, he shares the challenges he faced and the triumphs he celebrated. Jeffrey delves into the controversial topic of using aliases in scripts, shedding light on the pros and cons. Additionally, he offers thought-provoking perspectives on the evolving landscape of AI and his experience in AI ethics. Reflecting on his tenure at Microsoft, Jeffrey discusses the intricacies of navigating a large corporation and making a substantial impact. We also explore the concept of the "PowerShell sacred vow" and its significance. Join us for an illuminating conversation with Jeffrey Snover.


Guest Bio and links:

Jeffrey Snover is a Distinguished Engineer at Google. Previously a Microsoft Technical Fellow, O365 AI Architect, Chief Architect for the Azure Storage and Edge Group and Windows Server. Snover is the inventor of Windows PowerShell, an object-based distributed automation engine, scripting language, and command line shell.


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