Richard Gibson lives in London and has worked as a .NET developer for eight years. His work has taken him into the world of DevOps and Powershell, which has become a necessary skill for the automation of everyday tasks.
He currently works for http://www.asos.com/ as a senior developer, spending most of his Powershell time providing continuous deployment for the business through TeamCity.
Richard blogs on various issues related to .NET and PowerShell at http://richiban.uk/.
Mayur Makwana is a software professional holding a Computer Engineering degree with more than six years experience in the information technology field covering Microsoft, Citrix, and VMware technologies. Presently he leads the infrastructure operations on Citrix (XenApp/Xendesktop) and Windows (WSUS/SCCM) projects in one of the leading Fortune 500 companies. He is a huge believer in certifications and holds the following titles:
Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA) for Citrix XenApp 6.5
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Microsoft Specialist (Microsoft Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center)
VMware Certified Associate-Data Center Virtualization (VCA-DCV)
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) V3 Foundation
ChangeBASE AOK (application compatibility testing and remediation)
Oracle Certified Associate (OCA)
He reviews technical books and writes technical blogs (www.all-about-software-applications-repackaging.com).
He has attended several courses and conducted training in the following fields:
Licensing Windows Server
Advanced Tools and Scripting with PowerShell 3.0 Jump Start
Deploying Windows 8
Licensing Windows 8
Migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7
Introduction to Hyper-V Jump Start
Laxmikant Patil is a Senior Technical Architect on various Microsoft Technologies. He has 13 years of experience in building complex software systems from devices running Linux and BerklyDB to Cloud-based highly scalable systems and SharePoint-based Portal and Content systems. He has written many papers on Cloud adoption, technology migrations, ERP integrations, knowledge management, and cost-effective designing areas. His passion is to apply technology to business problems to supply solutions that will fit into customers' budgets. His dream project is to develop a platform for children that will help them develop analytical and logical thinking abilities. During his spare time, he enjoys watching cartoon movies. He writes on his blog site http://laxmikantpatil.com/.