If you work in the Microsoft technology space you are probably aware of the mass of people who refresh their inboxes like a mad man on the first of the month.  It used to be on the first of every quarter but that has since changed.  I’ll admit that I was one of those individuals for some time.  For those that might not know, I’m referring to the Microsoft MVP award program.   This award program is an annual award that recognizes technology community leaders worldwide.  These leaders actively share their knowledge, expertise with others in many different facets of the Microsoft technology stack.  Award recipients have a deep commitment to the community and display a willingness to help others.

To be honest, I had never really understood that feeling of receiving the email because, well until now I had never gotten it.

I get it now.

I’m excited to more officially announce that as of October 1st, 2017 I have been awarded the Microsoft MVP award for 2018-2019.  This is my first time receiving this award.  I’m extremely humbled and honored that the people at Microsoft felt that I was deserving enough to be awarded this award.

I assure you that it’s a feeling of stun & disbelief.  A feeling that makes you double check the email several times during the course of the day.  Quite possibly even into the following day and upcoming week.

Nominate Others

As I have done previously, I challenge you to nominate someone in your circle that is worthy.  Even if it isn’t for the MVP award, nominate them for something, anything.  Even if you just simply email them telling them Thank You, I assure you it’ll make a difference to them.  Getting any type of recognition is a big thing, so make it happen.

If you do want to nominate someone for the Microsoft MVP award, you will need to know their email address and can submit the nomination here.

Thank You

I want to take a moment and thank friends & family who supported me. You know who you are and I deeply appreciate all of the support you’ve given over the years.  It hasn’t gone un-noticed.

© 2017, John Morehouse. All rights reserved.


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