Received the mail from Microsoft last week to say I’m a SharePoint MVP for another year (my third). Looking back over the last 12 months, it’s been fun being an MVP in the run-up and aftermath of a new release and I definitely feel privileged to have been in that position. I had some opportunities to do interesting things such as help write the 2010 exams, produce MSDN content and co-author a book, which was great. Ultimately I had to decline several of them due to the combination of full-time job, existing community commitments and the arrival of our twins, but then you can’t have everything :)
This list is mainly for me rather than you, but the main things I did were:
- Presentations on SharePoint 2010 Application Lifecycle Management at the SharePoint Evolutions conference
- Also stepping in for AC to deliver one of his sessions at the same event
- Presentation on Managed Metadata and other ECM enhancements in SharePoint 2010
- 24 blog articles - including my series’ around ribbon customization and Managed Metadata etc.
- Helping Microsoft’s SharePoint Patterns & Practices team with their recently released Developing Applications for SharePoint 2010 guidance
- Maintenance releases of my Codeplex projects
- Writing a book chapter
- Answering questions on www.sharepointoverflow.com
One thing that does nag at me is that I know that some blog comments slipped through the net during the super-busy periods. I feel bad about this, but sometimes they just come in too thick and fast and I don’t seem to have a good system for finding unanswered ones! Apologies to those affected – by all means try again and I’ll do my best to answer.
Many thanks to those who left feedback, it’s always appreciated :)