I got an email this morning that I never really thought I would see. I was honored with being awarded the Microsoft MVP award under the Office Servers and Services community.
I have been working with Microsoft technologies since I started my career in the IT industry as an intern at a manufacturing company. I was doing PC tech support at that point and since then have worked across the Microsoft stack. I moved through development and infrastructure jobs and slowly settled into the world of SharePoint. I quickly found the SharePoint community to be a vital, interesting, fun, close-knit group of people all centered around SharePoint. I began going to my local user group and SharePoint Saturdays to learn as much as I could. I finally took the plunge and submitted to speak and was accepted. That started a train that hasn’t stopped since!
I have met and am thankful for so many folks in this community. Without the mentorship and assistance from the SharePoint community there’s no way I would be where I am now. The world of SharePoint and Office 365 is growing at a lightning pace and I can’t wait to see what’s next!
What is the Microsoft MVP award?
The MVP award is unique in that there is not a test or certification path. It is based on contributions to the community. These range but can be such things as forums, blogs, speaking, books, and everything in between.
Here is a link the overview straight from Microsoft.