In case you missed it, back in November I blogged about the importance of nominating individuals within the SQL Server community for the prized Microsoft MVP award. I vowed, then, each month to nominate one deserving individual. This is the first of 12 nominations that I’ll be blogging about. I am aware that it is March so please forgive me on my tardiness, I promise to play catch up.
My January nomination for Microsoft MVP is Mike Fal (B|T). If you don’t know who Mike is, you should. He is, in my opinion, not only a PowerShell expert but also an outstanding DBA. He is a frequent speaker at a multitude of events, including SQL Saturday’s, PASS Summit, as well as SQL Server user groups both onsite and remote. Mike is also an avid blogger at http://www.mikefal.net. You’ll find he is usually blogging about Powershell in conjunction with SQL Server but he has a plethora of topics. I highly recommend you add him to your RSS feeds.
Mike is more than willing to help out a fellow DBA in just about any topic. I have personally consulted with him on several occasions.. There is no doubt, in my mind, that if I need help with something, regardless of the topic, Mike would be there to lend a helping hand. I think that he showcases what an MVP should be and he deserves the award.
- Frequent SQL Saturday Speaker
- Involved with organizing past SQL Saturday events in Denver
- Former VP of Events of the Denver SSUG
- Answers questions on #sqlhelp & #poshhelp via Twitter
- Avid blogger
- Speaks at various user groups
- PASS Summit speaker
As I have done previously, I challenge you to nominate someone in your circle that is worthy. Even if it isn’t for the MVP award, nominate them for something. If they are a PASS Volunteer, the outstanding PASS Volunteer award is another excellent choice. Blog about their achievements and get them recognized. I assure you it’ll make a difference to them and our community.
If you do want to nominate someone for the Microsoft MVP award, you will need to know their email address and can submit the nomination here.