Class of 2019: 25 Microsoft MVPs you should be following

Back in 1996, as I watched a movie about Italy at the Drexel Theatre in Columbus OH, I decided that one day I’d live in Europe.

I didn’t need to move immediately. I just put it on my long-term agenda and figured things would eventually work themselves out with gentle guidance.

Part of that gentle guidance was to casually look for jobs in the UK and Europe πŸ˜… I noticed that a lot of the coolest jobs were offered by the Microsoft-centric recruitment company, Nigel Frank.

I ended up working for another company that had jobs in both America and the EU, but still follow Nigel Frank with the cool jobs to see what skills I need to stay relevant.

Considering this familiarity with Nigel Frank, I was incredibly blown away that they listed me as one of the Top 25 Microsoft MVPs you should be following in 2019. What an honor! I am included with a number of my highly regarded colleagues including Jaap Brasser, Sarah Dutkiewicz, Thomas Poppelgaard, and Paul Andrew.

In 2019, my primary focus will remain on dbatools, though I’m also throwing in a bit of effort into kbupdate and SPReplicator. I’m also continuing to work on dbatools in a month of lunches with Rob Sewell for Manning Publications. Looks like the MEAP will be coming out soon! Stay tuned for more info.

Chrissy is a Cloud and Datacenter Management & Data Platform MVP who has worked in IT for over 20 years. She is the creator of the popular SQL PowerShell module dbatools, holds a master's degree in Systems Engineering and is coauthor of Learn dbatools in a Month of Lunches. Chrissy is certified in SQL Server, Linux, SharePoint and network security. You can follow her on Twitter at @cl.

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One comment on “Class of 2019: 25 Microsoft MVPs you should be following
  1. HI Chrissy,

    I just discovered your dbaTools for Powershell and I am IMPRESSED! I also note you are porting (or already have ported) dbaTools to MAC…wow! I have been looking for a SQL Server port to Mac for some time. Good to see that is now a reality.

    For the record, I’m fairly new at Powershell and loving it. I was heavily invested in Perl 15 years ago and have been searching for a universal replacement for both Mac & Windows…and I see that Powershell Core may just be the answer.

    Anyway, great tool and I look forward to using it. Thank you.

    Frank Villafane

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