February 24, 2010 4:17 PM
by Ed Blankenship
One of the most exciting parts of last week’s Microsoft MVP Global Summit was the surprise announcement that I was chosen as the MVP of the Year for Visual Studio Team System (Visual Studio ALM now) and TFS. I can’t tell you how humbled I was to find out! One of the special parts of this particular award is that each of the Visual Studio ALM MVPs nominated our peers for the award. We have an exceptionally great group and to have been chosen from this great group is the most humbling part. Thanks to each and every one of you for this honor!
Martin Woodward was selected as the MVP of the Year last year so I hear we’re going to start the tradition of passing on the “MVP of the Year” belt buckle :) That should be fun to hold on to for 2010.
(Thanks to Sunder Raman for taking the picture!)
One of the exciting “features” of the award was an invitation to a dinner with Soma Somasegar, Brian Harry, Scott Hanselman, Brad Abrams, Chuck, Sara Ford, and the other top-notch MVPs selected from the other Developer Division MVP groups. It was truly a great dinner and we had a lot of great conversation. Ewald Hofman (another VSTS MVP) also joined us for the awesome amount of contributions to the VSTS MSDN Forums.
Thanks again to everyone for the awesome honor!
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Ed Blankenship is a Product Manager at Microsoft for Visual Studio Online. I am an author of a few books, former Microsoft MVP of the Year, and former ALM consultant. I hold Office Hours each week if you are interested in chatting.
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