Achievement Unlocked: Microsoft MVP

This is a blog post you may have read in one form or another before. I myself have read several of them recently, delighted for others in the community being recognised for their contributions (round of applause for 1 month veterans Gregor Suttie and Richard Hooper 😀 ). However, it’s not a post you imagine yourself writing.

However, as of September 1st, I have had to figure out how to put the shock, privilege and delight into a single post.

On my way home from my annual (successful) NFL Fantasy draft, I received my “Congratulations!” email. I genuinely think I read it 10-15 times, line-by-line to make sure I was reading it correctly and honestly it was one of the most bizarre but exciting feelings I’ve had in my career.

For those who don’t know what an MVP is, here is what Microsoft have to say:

Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals, or MVPs, are technology experts who passionately share their knowledge with the community. They are always on the “bleeding edge” and have an unstoppable urge to get their hands on new, exciting technologies. They have very deep knowledge of Microsoft products and services, while also being able to bring together diverse platforms, products and solutions, to solve real world problems. MVPs make up a global community of over 4,000 technical experts and community leaders across 90 countries/regions and are driven by their passion, community spirit, and quest for knowledge. Above all and in addition to their amazing technical abilities, MVPs are always willing to help others – that’s what sets them apart.

I will try follow this up with a “road-to” style post, but for now I just want to say thank you to all those who supported, interacted and helped along the way. Long may the learning and tech fun continue!

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