It’s that time of the year… July 1st has come and gone and the Microsoft MVP renewals have been completed! I am excited and honored to announce that I have been re-awarded Microsoft MVP for Office Apps and Services!
I’d like to thank Microsoft for continuing my involvement with the MVP program, and embracing the relationship between the platforms we use and the community that is heavily involved with it.
A brief history
10 years ago when I first started SharePoint, I found it to be a difficult platform and technology to work with. As a newbie, I relied heavily on the SharePoint community support forums to help me find solutions to problems that I was seeing in my role as a SharePoint developer. The SharePoint community was more supportive than I could have ever imagined. As a result, I’ve always felt that I would like to give back to the community in the same way that benefited me prior.
In 2017, I was surprised and honored to be awarded MVP for my contributions in the support forums and my technical blogging. If you haven’t seen me around, you can usually find me trying to provide SharePoint support on Collab365, SharePoint Reddit, Facebook Groups, and Sp-Dev-Docs GitHub.
This year I am hoping to expand some of my contributions in areas I’ve shied away from in the past. One of the biggest initiatives is the start of a new video series called Community Closeups with my good friend and fellow MVP, David Warner. Community Closeups is a video series that highlights the unique and talented individuals in our community. It’s a laid back interview where we get personal and talk about what makes us unique — and of course, lots of SharePoint!
Along side this series, I am going to continue some of my technical blogging on this site and hope to contribute further by speaking at more events like SharePoint Saturday. A listing of my upcoming speaking engagements can be found here.
Don’t worry… you’ll still be able to find me around on the forums! 🙂