Talk about ‘it’s been a while since I’ve last posted…’ just see my last post here on VITBlurb.
Sheesh… Oct 2016! Pathetic!
I’m back again to announce (albeit several months after the fact) that we, Vigilant.IT have yet another, Microsoft MVP within our team.
Enter, Daniel Apps.
Unfortunately since the last post, we lost one of our Microsoft MVPs, to another company, a company some may have heard of within the IT community…
Although we dipped down to 2 for a short time, we have brought that count back to 3 with Daniel Apps joining this prestegious line up.
So… who are our Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals?
Also known as ‘Steph’, ‘Budo’, ‘Our in house Dev!’, Steph holds his MVP award, 2 years in a row, within the ‘Microsoft Azure’ category.
Budo is one of the two directors here at Vigilant.IT. Someone who is very, very passionate about the IT dev space, Stephane leads the development /engineering team, continuously building Microsoft solutions for many of our new /existing enterprise clients.
Steph has developed an indepth timesheet solution that we use (internally) which integrates Microsoft’s System Center Service Manager to our custom time and billing application. Everyone knows how much of a pain timesheet is, however Steph’s solution has allowed us as technicians to focus on what we do best, solve technical problems and do very little admin work noting down the work we did. The granularity of information captured is an accountant or business owners dream (the finer details)!
Steph also started hosts an Azure Meetup here on Sydney’s lower north shore.
You can find Stephane Budo on the following platforms;
- Microsoft Website – Stephane Budo
- Blog Site – Click Here
- Meetup – Click Here
- Vigilant.IT Website – Click Here
- Twitter – Click Here
Also known as ‘Steveo’, ‘Hosko’, Steveo too is part of the development /engineering team here at Vigilant.IT. Steveo holds his MVP award within the ‘Enterprise Mobility’ category.
Steveo has just returned (at the time of writing) from a trip over to America, to present at the Midwest Management Summit 2018 in Minnesota. If he’s not working on a System Centre or Intune solution for a client, we generally find Steveo out at a conference on the other side of the world, presenting on all things Microsoft (well, System Centre, Intune and anything else that Microsoft need him for).
Steveo too has his own Meetup, being one of the founders of the Sydney System Centre and Infrastructure Group here in Sydney. A common theme you see with MVPs, and also one of their requirements – to help educate and empower the community on Microsoft soultions, products and services.
You can find Steven Hosking on the following platforms;
Also known as ‘Apps’, ‘Dan’, ‘The sh*t stirer in the office’, and the most recent to receive their Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award, within the ‘Cloud and Datacenter Management’ category, Dan is somewhat of a unique character, in a good way.
Borderline overzellous with anything other than IT, giving opinions on all things cricket or the general news, when it comes to the achievements and continous solutions he develops for all our new, existing clients, he is known to be humble and quiet about these sorts of things. As an example, his MVP announcement earlier this year. We had to see /hear it on Twitter before the team here knew!
Someone new to the social media /twitter scene, you can find Dan giving out good value to those who follow him and to see how good /quick wit he is with anything and everything (mostly Microsoft related topics).
Dan too (like the other two) continuously gives to the community via his blog as well as conferences he attends, both presenting or being part of the crowd.
You can find Daniel Apps on the following platforms;
So there you have it. A company that consists of 20 odd employees, and with only 3,500 Microsoft MVPs worldwide, we have within our ranks 3 recognised Microsoft Professionals. For a company our size, it is unheard of and I hope that this article just shows the technicial prowess we have /hold within our company.
This is something to be proud of, as a company but as a fellow colleague.
I’ll see you in 2020 (I really hope not!)