I get excited every time I receive the award and I'm so humbled to be in such great company. The five year mark is an important mark. I'm glad that I have been able to make a contribution to the community which has helped me much more than I've helped it.
I previously thanked a lot of people. I won't go through the list again but the same things I said before still apply.
I would like to thank a few new folks this year. DeLise and everyone at the Microsoft Reston and Chevy Chase Offices. This is the first year that I started speaking and it is something that I've come to enjoy. I'm glad to be part of the events. Shameless plug for TechGate 2013
I've also been a part of several book projects and want to thank the folks at Packt Publishing and O'Reilly Publishing for letting me be a part of them.
Lastly all the people on Twitter working with Active Directory. I really like the interaction on Twitter and I've met some great and passionate people over there.
Active Directory is starting to make a shift to the cloud (slow shift; it won't happen tomorrow). I'm hoping to turn and pivot as the product evolves (hint everyone learn ADFS). There are some very smart people in Redmond working on AD and lots of great PFEs in the field. Active Directory is not going anywhere so stay tuned for more ADISFUN.