Today I received an email that read in part as follows:
It is with great pride we announce that Steven Fowler has been awarded as a Microsoft® Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 7/1/2019 – 7/1/2020. The Microsoft MVP Award is an annual award that recognizes exceptional technology community leaders worldwide who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with users and Microsoft. All of us at Microsoft recognize and appreciate Steven’s extraordinary contributions and want to take this opportunity to share our appreciation with you….
The Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award Team
What is an MVP ?
To recognize the contributions they make, MVPs from around the world have the opportunity to meet Microsoft executives, network with peers, and position themselves as technical community leaders. This is accomplished through speaking engagements, one on one customer event participation and technical content development. MVPs also receive early access to technology through a variety of programs offered by Microsoft, which keeps them on the cutting edge of the software and hardware industry.
I want to first thank Microsoft for considering my Azure contributions community worthy of recognition. The very fact that Microsoft dedicates resources to recognize outside contributors, shows the value they place on their customers and partners. I also want to give a special thank you to those who nominated me for this award. – Azure Steve