Always a nice way to start the new year, with the email telling me I have been awarded Microsoft MVP for another year. This makes 7 years running, a good streak that I hope to continue.
Being an MVP means a lot of things to a lot of different people. Things I love about the program are numerous:
- Direct access to product team members that really seem to listen and respond based on the fact that you are an MVP
- Opportunities to participate in early adopter events, SDRs, feedback sessions to help shape where Microsoft takes its developer products
- Opportunities to teach and evangelize those products to the community
- Recognition of expertise from customers based on the title
- MSDN and TechNet subscriptions
This year I’ll be continuing to have a split focus between both connected systems (WCF and WF in particular) and client technologies (Silverlight and WPF). Lots of conferences, classes, user groups, code camps and things like that already planned or to be planned. Also a lot of writing this year (more on that in a subsequent post) and plan to get more MSDN webcasts going this year as well.
Its going to be an exciting year and an exciting decade. Bring on the technology!