Ed Wilson is the Microsoft Scripting Guy and a well-known scripting expert. He writes the daily Hey Scripting Guy! blog. He has also spoken at TechEd and at the Microsoft internal TechReady conferences. He has written more than a dozen books including 9 on Windows scripting that were published by Microsoft Press. He has also contributed to nearly a dozen other books. His newest book by Microsoft Press is Windows PowerShell Best Practices. Ed holds more than 20 industry certifications, including Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Prior to coming to work for Microsoft, he was a senior consultant for a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner where he specialized in Active Directory design and Exchange implementation. In his spare time he is writing a mystery novel.