One of the highlights of the end of each year is the opportunity to bestow the SAPIEN MVP Award for the coming year. This year, we had a record number of applications and we’re delighted to welcome two new MVPs and several continuing MVPs.
The SAPIEN MVP Award 2017 is awarded to a group of people who demonstrate technical excellence, uses and show SAPIEN software, participate on our forums, and provide feedback to our development team. These people are technical stars and we’re so proud to have them on our team.
Please welcome and congratulate the SAPIEN MVPs 2017. We recommend that you follow them on Twitter and subscribe to their excellent blogs.
- Mick Pletcher (@mick_pletcher), a new SAPIEN MVP, is a senior system administrator specializing in System Center Configuration Manager. He’s an avid blogger at Mick’s IT Blogs and, when he’s not off traveling the world or building a house out of shipping containers, he teaches PowerShell classes using PowerShell Studio.
- Friedrich Weinmann (@FredWeinmann), a new SAPIEN MVP, is a PowerShell scripter and blogger with the technique of a seasoned developer. Fred’s outstanding suggestions and feature requests have contributed significantly to our products this year, and we were delighted to host him as our guest at Ignite 2016. Look for him on the SAPIEN forums and be sure to read his blog, http://allthingspowershell.blogspot.de. Fred is also starting a PowerShell user group in Stuttgart.
- Mike F. Robbins (@mikefrobbins), a renewed SAPIEN MVP, is a Microsoft MVP, a Windows Server guru, a co-author of Windows PowerShell TFM 4.0, and a frequent presenter at PowerShell conferences and user groups, including the Mississippi PowerShell User Group, a virtual group that anyone can attend. He blogs at mikefrobbins.com.
- Manoj Nair (@powershellpro) a renewed SAPIEN MVP, is Microsoft MVP and a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) working with Amazon Cloud Services. He’s the author of Creating GUIs Using PowerShell Studio 2015 – The Essentials, a six-part video course for Pluralsight, and he’s taught dozens of classes about PowerShell with Amazon Web Services with PowerShell Studio.
- Maximo Trinidad (@maxtrinidad), a renewed SAPIEN MVP, is a Microsoft MVP, a veteran PowerShell Studio user, a frequent conference presenter, and founder of the Florida PowerShell User Group. He blogs at maxtblog.com.
- James Vierra, a renewed SAPIEN MVP, is a frequent and much-appreciated contributor to the SAPIEN forums. If you’ve posted on our forum, you’ve probably corresponded with James. When he’s not on our forums, he’s a systems engineer and designer based in New York City. He blogs at Tech-comments.blogspot.com.
- Jason Yoder (@JasonYoder_MCT) is a Microsoft Certified Professional Trainer (MCT) who teaches classes worldwide in Windows Server, Windows Client, and Windows PowerShell with PowerShell Studio and PowerShell HelpWriter. He blogs at mctexpert.blogspot.com.
We’re really proud of the technical expertise and outstanding communication skills that our MVPs bring to our team. If you have questions for them, let us know and we’ll set up a time for you to chat with them. If you’re interested in the SAPIEN MVP program, learn about our MVPs and see the requirements.
And, again, congratulations to SAPIEN MVPs 2017.