Brandon Shell has been in the IT industry since 1994. He spent his early years as a PC
technician and general fix-it guy for numerous companies. In 1999, he started a consulting company
focused on building, designing and supporting networks built around a Microsoft Windows
infrastructure. He also offered training on the solutions and products he provided.
In 2000, he joined Microsoft as contractor for the Directory Services team and later joined
Microsoft in 2002 as a full time rapid response engineer focusing on Directory Service support for
the larger customers in the North East. In 2004, Shell left Microsoft and took a position that
allowed him to build on his Active Directory experience and incorporate new technologies, such as
Citrix’s XenApp and XenDesktop products.
Today, Shell maintains his love of all things Active Directory but has adjusted his focus on
another newer passion, PowerShell. In 2007, he joined the PowerShell-MVP ranks and has spent the
last several years building his PowerShell skillset and assisting/persuading others in building