Announcing the 2016 Honorary Scripting Guys

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Summary: The Honorary Scripting Guys for 2016 are announced.

Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, it has been an awesome year for Windows PowerShell and for the community. The Scripting Wife and I had the opportunity to speak at lots of user groups and conferences last year. This involved many, many miles of travel. Luckily, the community pitched in and helped – a lot – with the Scripting Guys blog … and so, once again, it was the top Microsoft blog. The cool thing about a strong community – and of community contributions to the blog is that we can get lots of different views about how we can use Windows PowerShell to solve real-world problems.

So, last year, we had lots of guest blog posts written by a wide variety of scripters. But, there were a few who stood out as making a significant contribution to the blog and to the Windows PowerShell community. It is, therefore, time to name the newest Honorary Scripting Guy.

What does it take to become an official Honorary Scripting Guy? It takes an extreme commitment to the scripting community, a remarkable dedication that helps to spread the good word about Windows PowerShell, and a relentless pursuit of excellence in producing exceptional content. To read more about the Honorary Scripting Guys, see:

Honorary Scripting Guy logo

Which brings us up to date. Now, without much delay, I am happy to introduce you to a new Honorary Scripting Guy, Thomas Rayner.

Here is a little more info about him.

2016 Honorary Scripting Guy’s biography

Thomas Rayner

Thomas Rayner is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with over 15 years of experience in the IT industry. His background is in Cloud and Datacenter Management, specializing in DevOps, systems and process automation, and PowerShell. Thomas is a prominent international speaker, best-selling author, and instructor covering a vast array of IT topics. Thomas is very active within the technical community and a variety of Microsoft technical and strategic teams. He is the President of the Edmonton Microsoft User Group.

By day, Thomas works for PCL Constructors on their DevOps and Automation team. Thomas enjoys working with a wide variety of different products and technologies, particularly emerging and disruptive technologies and automation-related products. His position with PCL affords him the luxury of facing interesting challenges every day.

Twitter: @MrThomasRayner

Here is a list of previous year’s Honorary Scripting Guy recipients who have made a significant contribution to the Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog in 2016. If they were not already Honorary Scripting Guys, they would be!

Congratulations to our newest Honorary Scripting Guy, and also a huge thanks to all the guest bloggers.

I invite you to follow me on Twitter and Facebook. If you have any questions, send email to me at, or post your questions on the Official Scripting Guys Forum. Also check out my Microsoft Operations Management Suite Blog.

Ed Wilson Microsoft Scripting Guy


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