It is no secret that I do a lot of work with Microsoft Azure, both professionally and personally. I’ve been involved in the platform in some manner since I first saw it at PDC08. I truly enjoy sharing my experiences with Azure with the community. I love the interaction with people. I love learning how others use Azure as well.
I’ve been honored the past 4 years to be recognized by Microsoft as an MVP for my work in the Microsoft Azure community. October 1st is my renewal date (based on when I was first awarded). Each October 1st I get a little nervous to see if I’ll be renewed.
Early today I received the email that I had been waiting for:
I am again very honored and grateful to receive this award from Microsoft. Over the past several years, I’ve been fortunate to get to know many of the other Azure MVPs from all over the world – many of which I consider personal friends. It truly is a top-notch group!
One of the first things I do each morning after I wake up is check new emails on my phone (I know . . . geek). Most of it is junk mail, but this morning one email stood out – “MVP of the Year Dinner”. What is this?
“Congratulations on being awarded MVP Of The Year, based on your extraordinary community contributions in 2012! Thank you for your contributions in the forums, Connect, giving feedback, speaking, and all that you do.”
Wow! I’m awake now!!
Words cannot express how honored and humbled I am to be awarded as Windows Azure MVP of the Year. This is my third year as a Windows Azure MVP. The Windows Azure MVPs are a fairly small and close group. They’re some of the smartest, most passionate people I’ve had the pleasure to get to know. To be honored in such a way by this group that I respect so much is very special. I don’t know what else to say other than “Thank You”!
Actually, there are two Windows Azure MVPs of the Year. Congratulations to Magnus Martensson!
Every morning one of the first things I do is make a quick check of emails. Today I was greeted by one email that just made my day. The subject – “Congratulations 2012 Microsoft MVP!”
Today marks my third time being awarded a Microsoft MVP for Windows Azure. I was part of the inaugural MVP class in 2010 and am extremely honored to be renewed again this year. In the past 2 years I’ve had the pleasure to get to know many other Windows Azure MVPs from around the world. They’re a passionate group of technologists who are a lot of fun to work with! Many of which I’m happy to call a friend now. One of the other (many) great parts of being an MVP is interactions with the product teams at Microsoft. Being able to share ideas and provide feedback with the Windows Azure product team is simply fantastic. It’s exciting to look back on where Windows Azure was a few years ago and see the amazing progress and growth the platform has seen. I love working with Windows Azure and am excited for where the next year will take us!