Jeffrey Snover is a Distinguished Engineer and the Lead Architect for Windows Server. Snover is the inventor of Windows PowerShell, an object-based distributed automation engine, scripting language, and command line shell. Jeffrey joined Microsoft in 1999 and has 30 years of industry experience focused on management technologies and solutions. He was an architect in the office of the CTO at Tivoli and a development manager on NetView. He was also a Consulting Engineer and development manager at DEC, where he led various network and systems management projects. Snover held 8 patents prior to joining Microsoft, and has registered over 30 patents since. He is a frequent speaker at industry and research conferences on a variety of management and language topics.