I had read similar blogs from others in the past, but never imagined I would write a blog on this subject for me.
Yes, I have been given Microsoft MVP award for Integration.
Today (being 1st April) when I received an email with subject “Congratulations 2014 Microsoft MVP!” initially I thought it’s a hoax email to fool me on April-1st. Only afterwards when I realised it has arrived from an MVPAward team of Microsoft and when the email detailed about my MVP benefits, then I began to believe it. It’s a great joy, pride and honour to be an MVP.
For those, you’re not aware about MVP and thinking about what the heck this guy is lecturing about..MVP stands for “Most Valuable Professional”. Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) program is an annual program awarded by Microsoft for most influential community members in the world. In Microsoft words:
“The Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award is our way of saying thank you to exceptional, independent community leaders who share their passion, technical expertise, and real-world knowledge of Microsoft products with others. It is part of Microsoft’s commitment to supporting and enriching technical communities. Even before the rises of the Internet and social media, people have come together to willingly offer their ideas and best practices in technical communities.”
My specialty is in integration, especially around BizTalk Server. For BizTalk there are only few MVPs in the world and to be one among this special community is always an honour.
I shall thank Steef-Jan Wiggers who encourage me to perform more community work and others who nominated/recommended me (I don’t know who they are) for this award.
I also congratulate Maheshkumar S Tiwari who is also being newly awarded this year.
Update: Added MVP award image.