It was near the end of my working day, I was just about to do code reviews and catch-ups with my team, when I got the email:
“Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2011 Microsoft® MVP Award!”
My excitement is warranted – it is my first time. I feel honoured and would like to thank everyone who contributed towards my nomination and my eventual award.
I am grateful for all the people who inspire, challenge, listen, support, influence and motivate me to do my work. To me this award is really about you.
Just like the Master award, and like every other achievement, its not an end, but a start to new goals and targets. Becoming a SharePoint MCM was a real achievement, but it was more a beginning to new paths – people expect you to know, do the right thing, always solve the problems, give the right advice. Being a Master means you always have to be up-to-date, always know what's new, always aim to provide the best possible architecture and solution to customers, write the best code even, you must know what buttons to push and what levers to pull, and if you don’t know you must know where to get the answers. To me, becoming an MVP is similar – there’s a community out there and MVP’s support it. They develop it and inspire individuals. I’ve been “crowned” an MVP - now it’s my job to make the great community greater.