It seems like yesterday that I announce my first award, back them as a BizTalk Server MVP, but it’s been 8 years and a half on this amazing program. On 1st January 2011, I joined this amazing group of technicians and since then I was re-award in:
- 2012, again as BizTalk Server MVP,
- From 2013 to 2015, I was rebranded as Microsoft Integration MVP
- In 2017, Integration become part of Azure category, so I was award as Azure MVP
- And in the middle of 2017, I was Award in two categories, Azure and Visio MVP
And today, with all the same pride, honor and enthusiasm than the first time, I’m delighted to share that the most expected email arrived once again and that I was renewed as a Microsoft Azure MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional). This is my 8th straight year on the MVP Program, an amazing journey, and experience that, again, started in 2011, and that gave me the opportunity, and still does, to travel the world for speaking engagement, share the knowledge, and to meet the most amazing and skilled people in our industry.
As usual, I would like to thank:
First to my wife Fernanda, and my kids Leonor, Laura and now my new baby José (for all the “confusion and madness” they bring into my life), and to all members of my beautiful family… THANKS for all the support during these last years! You guys are my inspiration!
To my MVP Lead Cristina Herrero
The Microsoft Integration Team and Azure Teams like Paul Larson, Mandi Ohlinger, Dan Rosanova, Jon Fancey, Kevin-Lam, and Kent Weare; Microsoft Portugal: Paulo Mena, Luís Calado, Ivo Ramos, Ricardo Jesus, Pedro Santos and all other Microsoft employees involved;
To DevScope (my company) and all my coworkers: no names here because all of them are amazing professionals – what an amazing team they are – we have 4 amazing MVP at DevScope, one Microsoft Regional Director, and one former MVP, WOW!! So, thanks for all the support given.
To all my fellow Microsoft Azure (Integration) MVP’s: Nino Crudele, Steef-Jan Wiggers, Saravana Kumar, Mikael Håkansson, Johan Hedberg, Tomasso Groenendijk, Salvatore Pellitteri, Richard Seroter, Stephen W. Thomas, Mick Badran, Michael Stephenson, Bill Chesnut, Thomas Canter, Mattias Lögdberg, Sam Vanhoutte, Glenn Colpaert, Howard S. Edidin, Martin Abbott, Leonid Ganeline, Dan Toomey, Wagner Silveira and Eldert Grootenboer for the support in this program.
Special thanks to all my blog readers, friends and of course to BizTalk and Azure/Integration Community – there are so many that I don’t want to mention names, so I don’t take the risk to forget someone.
And finally, to my Blog sponsor BizTalk360 and all their team for the amazing support and partnership.
It’s a big honor to be in the program and I’m looking forward to another great year!