Cloud and Datacenter Management
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Mick Pletcher is a nationally respected technology expert specializing in System Center Configuration Manager, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, Active Directory, PowerShell Scripting, Visual Basic Scripting and Automation. In 2017, Mick was first honored as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for his work in Cloud and Data Center. Also in 2017, he was one of seven IT professionals worldwide to be recognized as a technical star with the SAPIEN MVP Award. Mick is an avid blogger on information technology tips and topics at http://mickitblog.blogspot.com/. His blog, which topped a million hits in less than four years, was highlighted in Adaptiva’s 2016 round-up of Top 16 SCCM Tips for 2016. A SCCM Administrator with Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP, a Nashville-based law firm with more than 260 attorneys in four offices, Mick deploys software to more than 500 users across the Southeast and is responsible for automating tasks via the use of PowerShell, assisting in cybersecurity, administering group policies, deploying Windows updates, and the PC build process. Prior to joining Waller, Mick implemented alternate system design approaches and managed software and Operating Systems using SCCM 2012, along with SMS Installer, Powershell, and VBScript at one of the nation’s largest architecture and engineering design firms. In 2013, Mick co-founded the Nashville Powershell User Group. He is also the co-host of the PowerShell News Podcast. He is a relentless world traveler who has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. Other hobbies include astronomy, welding and fabrication, river boarding, sport bikes, cycling and mountaineering.