Yesterday, July 1st 2012 was a happy day for many people out there and I was one of them. I was in the middle of writing a new article for MSExchange.org when I received an e-mail from Microsoft saying I was awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) 2012 for Exchange! :)
This was the first time for me and I am really and truly honored to receive this award!
I want to thank everyone who reads this blog and my scripts on TechNet, my fellow MVP Ratish Nair from the great MSExchangeGuru.com, everyone on MSExchange.org, Cristina Gonzales (my MVP Lead) and Microsoft for this award and for the amazing product that Exchange is!
I promise to keep sharing everything I know and learn and to do even more for the community! I hope my articles and blog posts are useful and if you think there is anything I can improve or if you would like to see some particular topic on this blog, please just let me know!
According to About MVP:
“The Microsoft MVP Award recognizes exceptional technical community leaders from around the world who voluntarily share their high quality, real world expertise with others. Microsoft MVPs are a highly select group of experts representing technology's best and brightest who share a deep commitment to community and a willingness to help others. Worldwide, there are over 100 million participants in technical communities; of these participants, there are fewer than 4,000 active Microsoft MVPs.
As the most active, expert participants in technical communities, MVPs are recognized and awarded for their inspirational commitment to technical communities.
In order to receive the Microsoft MVP Award, MVP nominees undergo a rigorous review process. Technical community members, current MVPs, and Microsoft personnel may nominate candidates. A panel that includes MVP team members and product group teams evaluate each nominee's technical expertise and voluntary community contributions for the past year. The panel considers the quality, quantity, and level of impact of the MVP nominee's contributions. Active MVPs receive the same level of scrutiny as other candidates each year."
Thank you Microsoft!
Thank you Microsoft!