Renewed as MVP

Posted on 4/1/2010 @ 10:30 AM in #Non Techie by | Feedback | 280 views

It is with great humbleness and honor that I accept Microsoft’s MVP award for 2010. This will be my .. I forget how many years, as an MVP. So suffice to say, I was a lot younger when I first got the MVP award, but also the excitement never dies. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still young, foolish and weird :). (and good looking, might I add)

I’d like to share a few things with you on what I have learnt being a part of this very prestigious program that I am so unworthy of.

  1. Never aim to be an MVP. Let it be a consequence of what you already are.
  2. Always be down to earth, just because you’re an MVP doesn’t mean you’re better than anyone else.
  3. The biggest reward of the MVP program, yes much bigger than the free top notch MSDN subscription, is the amazing interaction you will have with other fellow MVPs, and incredibly smart people in the community in general.
  4. Get involved in the community, for your own sake! You will learn so much from your peers, it is a very very rewarding experience.
  5. Learn, Learn and Learn! Never under estimate the power of knowledge. Both technical and otherwise.

I thank each one of you for all the attention you have given me over the past many years. And a very special thanks to my MVP lead, Melissa Travers, and my previous MVP lead Rafael Munoz (who isn’t with Microsoft anymore, but I am sure is kicking butt wherever he is).

We are truly entering a very very exciting time in the technology space. Both Google and Apple are challenging Microsoft, forcing Microsoft to innovate at a pace like never before. Microsoft is coming out with an incredible amount of good, new and exciting stuff. Windows Mobile 7, Azure, .NET 4.0, Silverlight 4.0, IE9, and of course SharePoint 2010. The level of innovation in the tech industry is simply unprecedented. A truly exciting time for anyone who lives, breathes, sleeps and dreams of technology even when awake! (Like me!)

As you know, I’ve been working on my SP2010 book lately. I’m happy to also inform that the book is DONE. WOOHOO!! :). So this means, I’ll have more time to blog, and cause more trouble in general.

Once again! THANK YOU!

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On 4/1/2010 12:13:59 PM Eber Irigoyen said ..
well deserved dood, congratulations, keep up the good work (not an april's fools, right?)

On 4/1/2010 12:37:56 PM Sahil Malik said ..
Thanks Eber :), no I hope it isn't April Fools :)


On 4/1/2010 1:27:55 PM Yang said ..
Congrats! Well Deserved.

On 4/1/2010 1:34:42 PM Sahil Malik said ..
Thanks :)

On 4/1/2010 3:49:53 PM Gunnar said ..
Congrats! :)

On 4/1/2010 5:34:11 PM Brian Farnhill said ..
Congrats mate, very well deserved!

On 4/2/2010 1:38:48 PM Sahil Malik said ..
Thanks Gunnar, Brian. :)

On 4/5/2010 5:21:21 AM Aroh Shukla said ..
Congs Sahil! ..just waiting for ur book on SharePoint 2010.

On 4/5/2010 8:32:39 AM Jun Meng said ..
4/1/2010 ...

Congratulations! :)

On 4/5/2010 9:53:02 AM Sahil Malik said ..
Thanks Aroh, Jun! :)

On 4/5/2010 10:18:26 AM Rajat said ..
You have made this all seem so easy.I have followed many of your posts.Brilliant work friend.Nothing less than brilliant.U are a commendable writer.

On 4/5/2010 10:38:01 AM Sahil Malik said ..
Thank you Rajat! :)