Category Archives: MVP

Microsoft MVP Anniversary – 23 years!

In cleaning out some old paperwork, I re-discovered my original MVP award letter, dated 12-13-1995. Yes, it was a real letter, mailed to me! The following year, this letter from Bill Gates was included. Some very insightful comments here… one … Continue reading

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Congratulations 2018-2019 Microsoft MVP!

Proud and honored to be awarded EMS (Enterprise Mobility + Security) MVP on Jul 1, 2018. Still humbled after 23 consecutive awards in three different technical product areas. Such a great community, congratulations to all that were awarded, and re-awarded. … Continue reading

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Giving Back – T-SQL Tuesday

This month’s topic is giving back to the community, or if you routinely give back, how did you get started? For background information. I’ve been fortunate in many ways to be acknowledged as an MVP, now for about 23 consecutive … Continue reading

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Congratulations 2015 Microsoft MVP

  Another year, another honor. Thank you Microsoft, and thanks to the community! Dear Steve Thompson, Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2015 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively … Continue reading

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T-SQL Tuesday giving back to the community

  Read an interesting post here: and thought, why not? 🙂   Allow me to reflect a little; in 2014, I’ve had the opportunity to present SQL Server related content at: TechEd 2014 (Houston) IT/Dev Connections 2014 (Las Vegas) … Continue reading

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2014 MVP (Most Valuable Professional) Award

It is an honor to receive the 2014 MVP award. There are a lot of people that make this community as good as it is, and I’m glad to be part of that. This anniversary is also a special one … Continue reading

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MVP Awarded 2013

Microsoft has renewed me for another year as an MVP. Very proud to be part of this community. Now in my 19th consecutive year as MVP, probably a small pool of us by now that are still in the program … Continue reading

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