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The MVP Award Looks Backward

I was awarded the Microsoft Data Platform MVP designation in July 2018. I’ve been honored to receive this designation since 2008, though the award doesn’t drive my work. I started writing articles to help others get better with their work, … Continue reading

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Another MVP Award and a Few Thoughts

I got the news of my MVP award last week. I’m honored that Microsoft feels I do quite a bit for the community. This was my 10th or 11th, though I’m not sure since they changed around the award periods. … Continue reading

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Becoming an MVP

“Climb the mountain to see the world, not be seen by the world.” – from Tim Ford. This past July 1 was the renewal date for a number of Microsoft MVPs. The program has changed in the last year, moving … Continue reading

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Becoming an MVP

I see a lot written about the Microsoft MVP program and the various impressions the MVPs leave in the community. It seems that the view of MVPs is mostly positive in the community, and I hope that I do my … Continue reading

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No MVP Summit for Me

On the corner of my rather messy desk is little recognition item in the image to the right. It’s a 5 year marker, representing my 5 years as a Microsoft MVP. I’m honored that they think I’m doing enough for … Continue reading

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Back from the MVP Summit

Back home after three days in Seattle at the 2011 MVP Summit. As I wrote in an editorial this week, I can’t really talk about much, but the SQL Server development team at Microsoft is doing good work and I’m … Continue reading

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MVP Summit 2011

I am up in Redmond at the annual MVP Summit, where all Microsoft MVPs get treated to a three day conference on the Microsoft campus. It’s an event where MVPs interact various Microsoft employees and end up blogging about how … Continue reading

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2011 MVP Summit – Day 1

I’m glad I went running this morning. It’s been a long day, in and out of sessions and meetings all day on the Microsoft campus. I didn’t get to a lot of sessions, preferring to meet with people in the … Continue reading

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MVP 2011

I was awarded the MVP status from Microsoft for 2011 on Jan 1, 2011. This is my fourth consecutive award and I am honored to be recognized for my efforts in the SQL Server community.When I opened the email last … Continue reading

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MVP Congratulations

It usually slips my mind that there are award dates for the Microsoft MVP program outside my own. I’m on Jan 1, though I don’t always know until Jan 2 or 3, depending on the snow 🙂 Today a bunch … Continue reading

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