Humbled to be awarded Microsoft MVP

This morning I received a notice from Microsoft that I have been presented with the 2016 Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award for my efforts in support of Office Servers & Services.

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I am very fortunate to live in an area that has so many amazing technical mentors to help inspire, elevate, and challenge me to be a better technical professional. There’s such a long list of people that I would love to thank for their support in my journey such as my amazing wife May, my good friends Tim Ferro, Mike Maadarani, Tom Daly. I thank Chris LaQuerre for helping me to get the CT SharePoint Users Group off the ground and to help keep our SharePoint Saturdays running smoothly.

I have had some amazing technical mentors such as Scot Hillier, Marc Anderson, & Bob German whose continuous commitment to giving back to the community has challenged me to be creative and never stop learning.

I would like to thank Jason Himmelstein for inspiring me to take up speaking after a SharePoint Saturday Boston event, and to Seb Matthews for literally slapping some sense into me. 🙂

My employer Slalom and my amazing colleagues for putting up with my conference speaking schedule and listening to me drone on about SharePoint.

Finally, I would like to thank every organizer who has ever selected me to speak and every attendee who has sat in on one of my sessions. Without you I wouldn’t have a platform, an outlet to expend my creative energy, a safe place to overcome my previous fear of public speaking, and a community which I am fortunate to be apart of.

Thanks to all and have a wonderful long weekend.

-Jared

More information about the MVP program can be found here:
https://mvp.microsoft.com

 

  1. Congrats! I’m so happy for you and I know all the work that you’ve done to get there. Thank you for evening mentioning my name i’m honored to be part of the journey. Try not to forget us little people 🙂

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  2. Having worked with you, I can say this is not a surprise at all. Keep up the good work man.

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