Invoke-Automation is a personal blog maintained by Justin Sider. It primarily will focus on Powershell, and IT Automation. The goal of the blog is to provide insights and lessons learned during the automation of core IT tasks.


Justin Sider currently acts as Chief Information Officer, Team Supervisor for Belay Technologies, and as a subject matter expert for a Federal government customer. Mr. Sider has over 15 years of professional experience as owner of his own technology business and performing in lead roles for various technology companies. Mr. Sider leads the development and implementation of an innovative tool  utilizing virtualization for an automated provisioning and testing solution and launched an Open Source version.

Golf, I love Golf. If you are in the Maryland area and want to play a round, let me know and I will clear my calendar!


The views and opinions expressed on this blog are my own and does not reflect the views and opinions of my current or former employers.


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VMTN PodCast #399 (8/9/2017):


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