Four times a year, Microsoft announces recipients for the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award. The award goes to people who do not work for Microsoft, but support users by speaking at or organizing events, answering questions in forums, writing books, magazine articles, blog posts, etc. and other community activities. There are about 4000 MVPs worldwide, covering most every Microsoft product. The award is given for past performance over the last year.
I am honored to again be given this award. My first time was 1996, although it could have been sooner. The earliest documents I have are dated that year and Microsoft’s records don’t go back that far. I was originally awarded for FoxPro, then Visual FoxPro, and now for Visual C# and have received the award every year since that first year.
Thanks to the community for putting up with me at events and forums. It is an honor to again to be an MVP.