From the MVP Community Program:
We are launching our SharePoint MVP Expert Chats again! Have questions about SharePoint 2010 or 2013? Or SharePoint Online? Office 365? Please join us October 29th at 1pm EST or 10am PDT where you can have your questions answered live! We will be using the Reddit Ask Me Anything format. This is new to us but many of Microsoft teams are using this medium now. Please create a Reddit account beforehand so you can be ready to ask questions. More information on the chat and room location will be available on Oct 29th in the SharePoint forum. Hope you can join us!
Hope you can join us!
MVP Experts Participating:
I’ve been awarded as a SharePoint Server MVP for year 2 today.
It was a great first year, there’s nothing like your first MVP Summit, your first SharePoint Conference, and all the other experiences as an MVP- putting the names to the faces of all the online SharePoint mentors and heroes you’ve had over the years.
I’d like to extend a ginormous thanks to MVP Program and it’s awesome Managers, and secondly Sean Wallbridge & Colin Phillips and all at itgroove, but that goes without saying (almost) as we all work hard in our crew every day, elbow to elbow, advancing our experience as Microsoft Technologists. My success today is everyone else at itgroove’s success as well.
My success is also based on the community I can help- my IT & technology goals have always been assisted by others willing to take the time out to help for reasons other than the almighty $. It is a genuine goodtimes feeling when you help someone out with a nagging technology issue and know someone out there can get on with their day to further productivity, maybe even get out of the office earlier. 😉 The MVP program allows me to fulfill that pattern as people get that much more confidence that they can take a chance on asking a question on a blog, or trust an answer in a forum.
MVP Program Overview
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.
At Microsoft, we recognize the vital role these individuals play in the adoption and advancement of technology—and in helping our customers do great things with our products. This was the inspiration for the Microsoft MVP Award. Nearly two decades ago, we awarded 37 technical community leaders as MVPs.
Today, there are more than 4,000 MVPs worldwide. They represent more than 90 countries, speak over 40 languages, answer more than 10 million questions a year, and are awarded in almost 90 Microsoft technologies—reflecting the breadth of our products and our global communities.
I am now a Microsoft SharePoint MVP. A big thanks goes out to all my mentors & heroes in the world of Microsoft technologies- Sean & the itgroove team, Yaroslav Pentsarsky, Bjoern Rapp, Stephen Cawood, John Mitchell, Stefan Kamphuis, Erik van Ballegoij & all the Dotnetnuke folks, Chris Plasun, Tim Austin, the MSFT staff on the MSDN forums, Mark Russinovich, Joel Oleson, Spencer Harbar, Marc Anderson, Tobias Zimmerman, Randy Drisgill, Todd Klindt (& more!).
Special thanks goes to my dad, Brian, for supporting me from first computer in 1990 (and putting up with all the trouble my hacking and phone phreaking got me into), onto BCIT & then into global business.
Thanks of course to Microsoft for running the MVP program – it is an extremely worthwhile system that bridges the gap between community, technology & business.