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Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2007 Microsoft® MVP Award!

The Microsoft MVP Award is our way of saying thank you and to honor and support the significant contributions you make to communities worldwide. As a recipient of Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional award, you join an elite group of technical community leaders from around the world who foster the free and objective exchange of knowledge by actively sharing your real world expertise with users and Microsoft. Microsoft salutes all MVPs for promoting the spirit of community and enhancing people’s lives and the industry’s success every day.


Well there you have it ;-)


So what does it mean to me to be nominated as an MVP... It means a whole lot! For the second year in a row the Team System Product Team and the MVP award program feel I helped grow the awareness of TFS and VSTS in the community.  I have gone around the world this year talking about VSTS, did conferences, participated in the GUVSM User group in Montreal and blogged about VSTS.  Do I like VSTS? Do I have opinions about VSTS? The answer is a big YES! Do I think it could be better absolutely! And that's what I hope to help bring about by doing my best to influence the VSTS Product Team.  Your comments and feedback at all those events don't fall on deaf ears, I report back a lot of what I hear from you all to the product team so don't stop letting me know how you feel and how the product could be better, thrust me they listen, they listen a lot.


My second career (after leaving the IT industry...euh ya maybe not) would be to be a teacher. I love talking about technology, VSTS and Virtualization in particular.  Seeing understanding when just a moment before there was incomprehension is a great feeling. I love lively debates, brainstorming sessions, and one on one discussions those are all great way to find solutions to very hard industry problems.  So now I get the best of both world, I get to teach as a side job (conferences, UG, etc) which is great fun and touches that teacher cord and get to keep working in the IT industry which is my passion (and pays better than teaching which is somewhat of a shame... but that's a story for another day). 


So what does this award mean to me... Well it means a lot.  It makes me proud of what I did this year and I feel validated and invigorated to keep doing it this year (I would, even without the award ;-) but the distinction make it sweeter).


Thanks you Microsoft, Sasha, Guy, Product Team members (you know who you are) for this award. I very much appreciate it.


Cheers to all of you out there using TFS I hope to be of service this year to make your experience even better for now and in the future

ET Posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 9:22 PM | Back to top

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