Hey Microsoft, Thanks For The M-V-P-S !

July 27, 2009

This month ends my tenure as a Microsoft MVP in Virtualization/Terminal Services (now called Remote Desktop Services). It was an honor to be awarded this distinction twice, and, I had a great time getting to know the Remote Desktop Services Team and the other MVP’s on the roster.

Acting as an evangelist was a cool new experience and I really enjoyed making deeper connections with product team in Redmond. I particularly enjoyed getting them in front of our customers for direct feedback on new product ideas at our Annual Thin Client Computing Event this year at the Boulder House.

However, my favorite part of the award was spending time at the Global MVP Summit in Redmond, creating the presentations to the Microsoft team, and, engaging in days of discussions with some of the smartest people I have ever met. To convey some of the flavor of the MVP Summit experience I put together this video from our last trip:

MVP Summit 2009- Terminal Services

Luckily, I still get to spend time with most of the same people at other events such as BriForum and Citrix Synergy. I plan to use my community oriented time now to focus on Citrix Solutions and my role as a Citrix “CTP” and technology evangelist.

Thanks to Microsoft for a great two years!

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