Yesterday (July 1st) was that my Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award either expired or was renewed. Thankfully, my status as a Hyper-V MVP was renewed by Microsoft, as confirmed by the below (edited by me) email that arrived in yesterday afternoon:
A lot of work goes into my efforts, either here on my blog, writing for the Petri IT Knowledgebase, answering questions on forums, or presenting. This is a nice recognition for those efforts, and quite honestly, it is a career changer thanks to the access to information that we MVPs get … and should share with the community.
My efforts are only made possible thanks to the support of friends and family, the flexibility of my employers at MicroWarehouse, those in Microsoft who value the MVP program, and other community members who give me opportunities in webcasts, podcasts, speaking at events, and so on. Thank you all!
Here’s looking forward to a very interesting and eventful FY2015 (Microsoft financial year runs July to June).