I always love emails that start like this:
Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2012 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate your outstanding contributions in Virtual Machine technical communities during the past year.
Congratulations too to all my fellow MVPs who were renewed today.
It’s been quite a 12 months as a “Hyper-V” (the official title is Virtual Machine) MVP. There was all the mystery about the vNext release, the teasers at WPC last year, and then when things went public … and then the following unveil with the release candidate … oh – friggin’ – wow!
Sure, we get access to cool information, and that’s pretty amazing! I also got to meet lots of other community members over the last year, MVPs and otherwise. It’s this social networking that can be a major asset. This past week alone I’ve been party to a number of conversations both helping and being helped. The value of the MVP/community network cannot be overestimated.
So here goes year 5, with a launch coming up, and an interesting project that I’m working on Year 5 should be a lot of fun!