Jeffery Hicks is a Microsoft MVP in Windows PowerShell, Microsoft Certified Trainer and an IT veteran with 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 and is a regular contributor to SMB IT Simplified and the Petri IT Knowledgebase. Jeff is a regular speaker at conferences such as TechMentor, TechEd and WinConnections, often speaking about PowerShell, Active Directory, Group Policy and anything else than can make IT Pros more efficient and productive.

Jeff's books include Windows PowerShell 2.0: TFM (SAPIEN Press 2010), Advanced VBScript for Windows Administrators (Microsoft Press 2006) and WSH and VBScript Core: TFM (SAPIEN Press 2007). His latest book is Managing Active Directory with Windows PowerShell 2.0: TFM 2nd Ed. (SAPIEN Press 2011). If he isn't writing books then he's most likely recording training videos for companies like TrainSignal .

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