On October 1, 2016, I was first honored by Microsoft with their prestigious MVP award, given to those that they feel have made a significant difference in their development communities. Many of those that had previously been named as an MVP were people that I had looked up to for years, and it was humbling to be listed alongside those giants in the SQL Server field. It’s been quite a ride the past 21 months (due to a midstream change to the timing of renewals), and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it.
On July 1, 2018, I was renewed as a Microsoft Data Platform MVP for 2018-2019.
Thank you, Microsoft, for this great honor. I look forward to continuing my work with the SQL Server community.