November 09, 2010 08:00 ET Community Site Launches 'Ask the Experts' Program

Sponsors Idera, Compellent and /n software Give Members Unique Opportunity to Ask Questions of Prominent PowerShell Experts

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - November 9, 2010) -, the online resource for Windows PowerShell users to communicate, collaborate and learn about the platform, today launched a new "Ask the Experts" program. Site users can pose their questions and comments to some of the most prominent Windows PowerShell experts through forums on scripting topics such as remoting, managing Microsoft SharePoint and SQL Server with Windows PowerShell, and more.

The forum moderators are specialized by their areas of expertise. The first experts to join the program are:

  • Aleksandar Nikolic, "PowerShell for Active Directory"

  • Donabel Santos, "PowerShell for SQL Server"

  • Niklas Goude, "PowerShell for SharePoint"

  • Shay Levy, "PowerShell for Exchange"

  • Thomas Lee, "Learn PowerShell"

  • Dr. Tobias Weltner, "PowerShell for Microsoft Windows"

Sponsored by Idera, Compellent and /n software, inc., serves as a resource to help increase the adoption and use of Windows PowerShell by providing learning materials, expert guidance, news, forums and libraries for sharing best practices.

"Even though much has been talked about PowerShell, most people are still in the early stages of deployment and education. is the place for new and experienced users to learn and master PowerShell," said Rick Pleczko, President and CEO of Idera, a sponsor of "We are looking forward to further empowering users with direct access to some of the most sought after PowerShell experts in the new 'Ask the Experts' program."

Visit to become a member and to take advantage of the vast resources available to Windows PowerShell users.

About Aleksandar Nikolic
Aleksandar Nikolic is a PowerShell MVP and system administrator at one of the largest insurance companies in Serbia. A long time script junkie, Aleksandar is one of the earliest adaptors of Windows PowerShell and uses it on a daily basis to automate Active Directory management and to write auditing scripts designed to keep systems secure.

Aleksandar is a long time supporter of and is very active in the PowerShell community at large. He is a frequent speaker at PowerShell conferences around Serbia and participates regularly in IT Pro user groups. Recently, Aleksandar co-authored the highly respected Administrator's Guide to Windows PowerShell Remoting. You can find out more about Aleksandar on his blog,, or follow him on Twitter: @alexandair.

About Donabel Santos
Donabel Santos (MCTS, MCITP, MCT) is the resident all-around SQL Ninja at Black Ninja Software, where she designs, administers, troubleshoots and maintains databases for clients. She also creates tons of T-SQL/PowerShell scripts, queries, and reports using SQL Server Reporting Services. With her SharePoint Developer hat on, she focuses on configuring, branding and building custom solutions for SharePoint 2007, primarily using ASP.NET, C# and XHTML/CSS/Javascript/jQuery.

Donabel also teaches web development and database (SQL Server, MySQL) courses at BCIT for eight (8) years now. In her spare time, she blogs at and tweets using the handle @sqlbelle. She also helps run VANPASSBI (, presents at VANPASS (, and writes articles at SSWUG. In the past she has also presented at DevTeach/SQLTeach, VANTUG and Victoria Users Group.

About Niklas Goude
Niklas Goude is an author, IT consultant and trainer at Enfo Zipper in Stockholm, Sweden. He is a Windows PowerShell expert, with extensive experience in automating and implementing SharePoint environments.

Niklas has written a PowerShell book for Swedish IT professionals,, and is currently co-authoring a book with Mattias Karlsson titled PowerShell for Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administrators, which will be published in English by McGraw-Hill later this year. Niklas runs the highly respected blog,, where he shares scripts, examples and solutions for administrative tasks in Windows environments through Windows PowerShell.

About Shay Levy
Shay Levy is a Windows PowerShell MVP and System Administrator for a government institute in Israel. He has worked with Microsoft platforms for more than 20 years, focusing on Microsoft Exchange and Active Directory.

Shay is a long time supporter of and is very active in the PowerShell community. In addition to moderating multiple forums, he teaches PowerShell courses at the John Bryce College in Israel.

About Thomas Lee
Thomas Lee is a veteran PowerShell MVP who has been involved in the PowerShell community since the very beginning. He provides training and consultancy around a range of Microsoft products, with a recent focus on PowerShell and Lync Server. Thomas runs PowerShell training courses around the world, and has been a speaker at conferences across the world for the past decade. In his spare time, he lives with his wife, daughter, and wine cellar in a small cottage in the English countryside. Read Thomas' technical blog, Under The Stairs, at and his PowerShell Scripts blog at

About Dr. Tobias Weltner
Dr. Tobias Weltner is one of the most visible Windows PowerShell MVPs in Europe. He has published more than 80 books about Windows and scripting techniques with Microsoft Press and other publishers, is a regular speaker at conferences and road shows, and provides high-level training in Windows PowerShell and scripting for companies throughout Europe.

Tobias is a long time supporter of and the PowersShell community helping people adopt and use Windows PowerShell more efficiently. As a software architect, he created a number of award-winning scripting tools such as SystemScripter (VBScript), the original Windows PowerShell IDE and PowerShell Plus, a comprehensive integrated Windows PowerShell development system. Find out more about Tobias at his blog:

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About Idera

Idera provides tools for Microsoft SQL Server, SharePoint and PowerShell management and administration. Our products provide solutions for performance monitoring, backup and recovery, security and auditing and PowerShell scripting. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Idera is a Microsoft Gold Partner and has over 7,000 customers worldwide. To learn more, please contact Idera at +1-713.523.4433 or visit

About Compellent

Compellent Technologies provides Fluid Data storage solutions that automate the movement and management of data at a granular level, enabling organizations to constantly adapt to change, slash costs and secure information against downtime and disaster. This patented, built-in storage intelligence delivers significant efficiency, scalability and flexibility. With an all-channel sales network in 35 countries, Compellent is one of the fastest growing enterprise storage companies in the world. For more information and news, visit and

/n software
/n software is a leading provider of software components for Internet, security, and E-Business development. Founded in 1994, /n software (pronounced 'n software') is based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. You can reach the company via email at, on the World Wide Web at, or by calling US: (800) 225-4190 or International: (919) 544-7070.

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