Presented by

  • Kieran Jacobsen

    Kieran Jacobsen

    Kieran Jacobsen (he/him) is the Head of Information Technology at Telstra Purple. Having joined Readify in 2014, Kieran has overseen the technology aspects of the organisation’s growth, acquisitions and integration. Kieran leads a group of diverse individuals, who are taking charge of implementing Telstra Purple’s technology vision; purposeful technology that is inspired and delivered by people. Prior to Telstra Purple, Kieran has worked in a solution architecture and technical leadership roles at HP Enterprise Services, Sunsuper and Mincom. Kieran is the creator of the popular PowerShell community content aggregator, Planet PowerShell ( He is a regular speaker at conferences, including Microsoft’s Ignite the Tour, NDC Sydney, and CrikeyCon. Kieran is well known for his security focused presentations that blend storytelling and real-world examples. Microsoft has recognised Kieran’s contribution to the PowerShell, enterprise security and cloud computing communities by awarding Kieran with their Most Valuable Professional (Cloud and Datacentre) since 2017. Kieran has a Bachelor of Information technology from the University of Queensland. He currently lives in Melbourne, Australia with his Husband and cat. In his spare time, you can find him enjoying Melbourne’s amazing food culture and gaming.


Microsoft open-sourced PowerShell in 2016, and debuted a cross-platform interaction supporting Linux and MacOS. Since then, thousands have contributed to the PowerShell project, with the community growing exponentially. Linux users now outpace other platforms in downloading PowerShell modules and scripts from the PowerShell Gallery. With PowerShell 7.1, the community and Microsoft have delivered more features and bug fixes than ever before. In this session, we will work through some of the new features and improvements included in this release.