With great joy and honor I can announce that I have been awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award in the category Office Servers and Services (localized e-mail):
MVP awards are given to individuals by Microsoft in recognition of their contributions to the community, such as:
- Writing blogs, articles, books.
- Speaking engagements or podcasts.
- Supporting others, e.g. forum or TechCommunity contributions.
- Code contributions.
- Product feedback.
This is my 5th consecutive year as an MVP. I used to be an “October MVP”, which meant my award was up in October every year. After the award cycle changed to a yearly one for everyone, this year was the first time all MVP’s who fell under the old quarterly cycles, were being up for renewal. It also meant, contributions of a longer period of time were being evaluated. So lots of kudos to the MVP leads and other folks that had to go through the monstrous task of reviewing thousands of contributions for this cycle.
Many thanks to the community, readers, followers, fellow MVP’s and friends, peers, product groups and other Microsoft employees for their encouragement, inspiration and support over all those years.
My MVP profile can be found here.