Microsoft Corporation presented its prestigious Most Valuable Professional (MVP) 2015 award to June Blender, Technology Evangelist at SAPIEN Technologies, Inc. for her ‘outstanding contributions to PowerShell technical communities during the past year.’ June joins an auspicious group of 80+ technical leaders worldwide whose contributions are recognized by Microsoft.
During her 17 years at Microsoft, June was a member of the PowerShell team, where she wrote the Get-Help help topics for Windows PowerShell Core 1.0 – 3.0. Since joining SAPIEN in October 2014, June has extended and shared her expertise on Window PowerShell by blogging, tweeting, answering questions, teaching classes, speaking to user groups, working with the team and community on Windows PowerShell 5.0, and presenting at conferences, most recently, the PowerShell Summit 2015 North America. She’s also an Honorary Scripting Guy and a PowerShell Hero 2015.
As an MVP, June will have insider access to the PowerShell team and the other PowerShell MVPs. She’ll also attend the MVP Global Summit, where she’ll be able to share ideas with MVPs in all Microsoft technologies. She hopes to use this platform “to improve PowerShell help, especially in open-source projects, and to help users learn test procedures and best practices as PowerShell develops into an enterprise-level coding platform.” She’s also excited about using her expertise to help the SAPIEN product development teams design and develop better software.
June will be one of just three Microsoft MVPs based in Utah, USA, and the only Windows PowerShell MVP in Utah. She’s also the third female Windows PowerShell MVP, joining Teresa Wilson and Chrissy LeMaire.
“We’re very proud of June’s achievement,” said SAPIEN Technologies CEO, Ferdinand Rios, ” and we’re pleased that we’ve enabled her to contribute to the PowerShell community while improving the experience for PowerShell users in SAPIEN products.”