I am once again very honored to have Microsoft recognize my community contributions in the Windows Expert – Consumer MVP arena with the fourth consecutive renewal of my MVP Award.

Receiving that email notification on the 1st of January is a great way to start the new year and I am very appreciative that Microsoft feels my efforts are worthy of this recognition.

I have learned along the road of life that no recognition comes solely due to my efforts but in fact due to the enthusiasm of those around me.  In the United States Navy it was the awesome Sailors whom I served with over my 29 year career and with this MVP Award it is those of you who read what I post on this site, listen to the Observed Tech PODCAST and follow me on Twitter.  The collaboration of my fellow MVP’s, both past and present, also allow me to explore new areas of technology and experience even more learning.

Each and everyone of you have an impact on this and I thank you for that.

Many thanks to my MVP Lead for the major part of this past year, Jake Grey, who just recently moved on to bigger and better things in the Microsoft world.  His support has been tremendous over the last few years and I wish him the best of luck in his new endeavors.

I am looking forward to developing a very similar relationship with my new MVP Lead, Simon Tien, over the course of the next year.

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