By now I’m assuming most of you have seen or heard the news that Jeffrey Snover has been promoted for the last time and is now a Technical Fellow at Microsoft. I want to add my congratulations and adulation to the thundering masses of PowerShell professionals. I always thought his previous position as a Distinguished Engineer was an amazing distinction but his new title opens up an entire new chapter in his life and most likely ours. Becoming a Technical Fellow puts Jeffrey Snover on par with icons such as Dave Cutler and Mark Russinovich. But what does this mean to you?
Well, the first thing I would say is that this is the ultimate validation of PowerShell’s place in Microsoft’s vision. Snover has been running all things Windows Server for a while now and still keeping his hand in the PowerShell world. So if you were one of those people (and I can’t believe they still exist) that PowerShell isn’t important, this is the last memo you’re going to get. If you are not using and learning PowerShell today, I don’t know how you will do your job tomorrow. Or perhaps more accurately that your career path will be limited.
Brilliant minds like Jeffrey Snover dropped a bomb on us almost 10 years ago and we’re still riding the shockwaves today. But instead of wanton destruction he, along with plenty of other brilliant minds on the PowerShell and Server teams, have created a landscape of opportunity and innovation. For that, thank you Jeffrey Snover and congratulations on a well-earned recognition.