Wow… It’s that time of the year again when Microsoft announce the MVP awards. I just received email from them indicating that I’ve been nominated for another year of service to the community. Thank you. Below is what Steve Ballmer says of the MVP community. In particular the thing I value the most is being an independent voice to Microsoft of the views of the community. In that respect I’ve always tried to “beat them up” when it’s needed and at the same time, give them positive feedback when they’ve done well.
As the independent voice of users worldwide, your influence on technical communities is felt in many ways—enhancing people’s lives and contributing to our industry’s success. We’re deeply grateful to you for sharing your feedback, comments, answers, and expertise with technical communities. In recognition of your commitment, Microsoft is pleased to honor you with the Most Valuable Professional Award. Thank you for empowering the community with your outstanding leadership!
Steven A. Ballmer
Chief Executive Officer