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Jeffery Hicks is a Microsoft MVP in Windows PowerShell, Microsoft Certified Trainer, and he is an IT veteran with almost 20 years of experience, much of it spent as an IT consultant specializing in Microsoft server technologies. He works today as an independent author, trainer, and consultant. Jeff writes the popular Prof. PowerShell column for In 2012, he was named an Honorary Scripting Guy. Jeff is a regular conference presenter, often speaking about PowerShell, Active Directory, Group Policy, and anything else than can make IT Pros more efficient and productive.

Jeff's latest books are Learn Windows PowerShell 3 in a Month of Lunches 2nd Ed., Learn PowerShell Toolmaking in a Month of Lunches, and PowerShell in Depth: An Administrators Guide (all three from Manning Publications). If he isn't writing books, then he's most likely recording training videos for companies like TrainSignal or hanging out in the forums at

Jeff's Recent Posts

PowerShell ISE Keyboard Shortcuts

By Jeff Hicks - September 19, 2014

One of the best ways to be more efficient is to keep both hands on the keyboard. Jeffery Hicks shows you how with these handy PowerShell ISE keyboard shortcuts.

Windows PowerShell ISE Fundamentals

By Jeff Hicks - August 29, 2014

Get a primer on how to use the Windows PowerShell ISE in this how-to article by PowerShell expert Jeff Hicks.

New Features in PowerShell v5 Preview

By Jeff Hicks - May 14, 2014

Are you ready for PowerShell v5? Check out our look at the PowerShell v5 preview and its new features and when you should make the upgrade.

Using the PowerShell CIM Explorer

By Jeff Hicks - February 10, 2014

Download, install, and learn how to use the free PowerShell CIM Explorer add-on with the help of this handy post.

Creating VMware Snapshots with PowerCLI

By Jeff Hicks - December 5, 2013

Learn to create, automate, and manage snapshots with PowerCLI! Find out more in this helpful tutorial.

VMware Event Logs and PowerCLI

By Jeff Hicks - December 3, 2013

Discover how to retrieve event log information from your VMware servers using the all-powerful PowerCLI, including parsing log files and more!

Modifying a VM with PowerCLI

By Jeff Hicks - November 27, 2013

If you’re managing a VMware infrastructure, then PowerCLI should be part of your toolkit. Learn to use PowerCLI to modify a VM in this how-to!

Managing VMware with CIM and PowerShell

By Jeff Hicks - November 25, 2013

It’s time you got to know CIM. Learn how to manage your VMware using CIM and PowerShell in this tutorial!

Managing VMware Tools with PowerCLI

By Jeff Hicks - November 20, 2013

Update all your client tools by using PowerCLI to manage your VMware tools. Read on for more!

ESX the PowerShell Way with Get-ESXCli

By Jeff Hicks - November 18, 2013

Want ESX to pull information about your VMware environment? Get-ESXCli! Learn how in this PowerShell guide.

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