MVP Award for 2012 – 4th time’s a charm (and special)…
I am (almost) speechless – I have just received a notification that I have been re-awarded the status of Exchange MVP for the 4th year running from Microsoft. I am really pleased – and again – humbled and honoured that people who read this site and my community peers still think that all this time later I am still worth the time to nominate and consider.
It has been an interesting couple of years, having moved out of the “hands on” technical role to a strategic endeavour and more recently (in the last month) back into a senior technical position – I will admit that it has been hard to keep my time up on the site and keeping pace with the ever changing world of Exchange Server .
One of the very best things about being an MVP is the people who you meet and converse with online – whether they are readers of a (this) site, members of forums, fellow MVP’s, Community Site owners or Microsoft employees – each and everyone of those individuals contribute to a single MVP’s status and for want of a better term ~ success.
I would not have managed to of been re-awarded this year if it were not for the continued advice of other MVP’s, the consideration of people like Barbara Matysik-Magro (of MSExchange.org) and – a very, very personal thanks to my MVP lead Claire Smyth who supported me with an issue with my submission when she did not really have to.
But most importantly – I thank you, the reader(s) of this – who (and to sound cliché) – it really would not be worth it, unless you viewed, commented upon and suggested things. Even if I were not an MVP I would still put my energies into www.telnetport25.com as even if my inane ramblings helps one person – then it is worth it!
Anyhow ~ I am hoping to produce a bumper year here on telnetport25.com (I have a load of ideas that I want to get published) – so all that I have left to say is ~ thank you once again – and of course have a great Easter!