I just received a letter from Microsoft indicating that I have been renewed as a Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for the Small Business Server (SBS) product for the 10th consecutive year.
Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2013 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 Small Business Server technical communities during the past year.
This one was truly a surprise, considering that my level of active participation in the SBS technical community was virtually non-existent for the first half of the year as I recovered from congestive heart failure. I’m thankful to those involved with the decision to renew my status as an MVP.
Every year I say that I am truly honored with the selection, and that is the simple truth. I’m honored to be associated with a great group of fellow MVP’s that are more than that – they are my good friends and family. I value their wise business advice as well as their technical expertise. Their encouragement to me and my wife during this last year with my health issues has been extraordinary.
I also wish to remember one of our MVP’s, Eriq Neale, who passed away in June after a long fought battle with cancer. He was a fellow guitar-player like me, and enjoyed life, family and his God with equal fervor and zeal.