A Nice New Year's Gift

So when I popped into my In-Box this morning, I received a nice gift from Microsoft: news that I have been re-upped as an MVP.

For those of you who have never heard of the MVP program, you can visit http://www.microsoft.com/mvp. But it’s basically an award to for those who are active in the community. You don’t have to be a pure evangelist of Microsoft technologies. In fact, being honest and up front about the good and the bad is considered as part of the package. But you do have to offer help and advice to those who need it. There are many forms that community involvement can take, including writing blogs (such as this one), answering questions on forums, writing books/articles for magazines, and speaking at user groups. I’m lucky enough to enjoy participating in all of these activities, as well as working in an environment that encourages it.

So thanks Microsoft for the honour and I look forward the technology developments in the next year.