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Mike Kanakos

( Mike Kanakos )

United States
Apex, NC
Sr Infrastructure Tools Engineer • Community Leader • Tech Blogger • Lifetime Learner


Mike is a Senior Infrastructure Tools Engineer for Align Technology (maker of Invisalign braces) supporting Azure AD, Active Directory, Single Sign-on and Certificate Services. He focuses on building tools to help drive automation and eliminate repetitive tasks.

Mike leads the Research Triangle PowerShell Users Group (RTPSUG) and serves as Director of Community Engagement for RTPSUG is the largest group of its kind in the world and currently has over 2400 members. The group focuses on helping people learn automation through the use of PowerShell. is an organization that produces the PowerShell + DevOps Automation Summit every year in Seattle, WA. The organization creates opportunities for people to learn about PowerShell, DevOps and automation through community events like the PowerShell Summit and PowerShell Saturday events through the country and via their website. 

Mike also writes about PowerShell, Cloud services, and automation. You can find his articles on his website and others such as,, and

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