Like many MVPs July 1st is always an anxious day for me each year. No matter how involved I’ve been in the MVP and SharePoint communities for the previous year there is always the nagging feeling that it wasn’t enough. But I’m happy to say that I received and email in the midmorning yesterday saying that I’ve been awarded an MVP award again this year for SharePoint server. This is my eighth year and I get more EXCITED about the program every year. SharePoint and Office 365 continue to be exciting products to work on and there is always a lot more to learn. This year I’m particularly excited about the upcoming release of SharePoint 2016 for on-premises environments.
I continue to start each day by answering a few questions on the MSDN and TechNet Forums. I really enjoy being able to help people find answers and frequently find interesting questions that I’ve never thought about that lead me to discover new and different things about SharePoint. I often wonder how I learned as much as I did before I gained access to the resources and contacts available to me as an MVP. I’m also looking forward to sharing what I know at several conferences this year. I’m always looking for new topics that people would like to hear about. If you have a question or a topic then drop me a line and my next talk may be on that topic.
But the bottom line is still that I wouldn’t be an MVP if it weren’t for all of you out there in the SharePoint community. Recently I’ve been running into a number of people who have heard me speak at conferences or have seen me answering questions on the Forums. Its been great to meet all of you in person and thanks for all the questions that you’ve asked. AS long as you keep asking questions and listening to me at conferences I’ll keep trying to learn more and share what I’ve learned with all of you. Without you I wouldn’t be receiving this award. I hope to continue to live up to the honor and hope that I never get complacent about what its really about: Helping to support the SharePoint community.