Microsoft MVP Year 5 ~ My blog about Active Directory and everything else

Monday, July 1, 2013

Microsoft MVP Year 5

I received an email this morning letting me know that I have been renewed as a Microsoft MVP in Directory Services for the fifth year.



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.




14 comments:

  1. That is pretty awesome Mike! Congrats!

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    1. Thanks a lot Joe! Love seeing the next generation like you kicking ass too #FutureMVP

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  2. Hey Mike,

    I'm glad you were rewarded again, you really deserved for that!

    Maybe some day, it would be possible to meet you at a conference and chat a little bit ;)

    I wish you all the best and keep going on your hard work (for us too :) )

    Regards,
    Krzysztof

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    1. Thanks Krzystof, maybe at a future MVP conference :)

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    1. Thanks Awinish...we are both July MVPs...hope to see you at the summit.

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  4. Hello Mike
    Came here through Technet and faced your renewed MVP certificate. Congrats :)

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    1. Thanks Mahdi, hopefully you got the help you needed on the forums. Lots of great MVPs and experts there.

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  5. I am know I am late to the party, but I just wanted to say congratulations Mike!

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    1. Thanks a lot Kent, you are someone I admire in technology and in the low carb world. That means a lot.

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    1. Thanks Rick!! I know Microsoft is keeping you busy. I want to see the VKBs and internal alias lists someday :)

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    2. Haha..Mike I can tell you this much, I can't keep up with the internal aliases let alone read the VKBs :), I do feel you will see them first hand yourself one day.

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    3. It might happen but there are a lot of contracts up in the air right now so once that settles. I'm also in a much better position to travel and be gone now compared to years past when I lived alone. If I get there I'll email you from the inside :)

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