I’m a Microsoft SQL Server Most Valuable Professional (MVP)!

I have been honored to be chosen a Microsoft SQL Server Most Valuable Professional (MVP).  Here is a video on my reaction: I’m a Microsoft MVP and I feel great!

The Microsoft MVP Award is an annual award that recognizes exceptional technology community leaders around the world who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with users and Microsoft.

To be considered for the Microsoft MVP Award, nominees are reviewed by a panel of MVP team members and Microsoft product groups, who evaluate each nominee’s technical expertise and voluntary community contributions for the past 12 months.  The panel considers the quality, quantity and impact of each nominee’s work before selecting the year’s winners.  Nominees from around the world compete to win the Microsoft MVP Award.

There are only 315 SQL Sever MVP’s worldwide, about 100 that are in the United States.

Besides SQL Server, there are dozens of other areas that Microsoft awards MVP’s to (about 75 Microsoft technologies).  There are about 4,000 MVP’s for all areas.  The awards happen quarterly (January 1st, April 1st, July 1st, October 1st).

It took a lot of hard work over the past few years to achieve this goal of mine, and you can too by following my blogs Blueprint for consulting riches, How to become an expert in your field, and ABL: Always Be Learning.

Special thanks to Mark Tabladillo for nominating me, and Brent Ozar for helping me kick-start my blog career.

More info:

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Microsoft Certifications and MVP’s – What are they?

MVP FAQ

What you need to know about the Microsoft MVP Award

What the MVP Award is not…

Microsoft SQL MVP Award – I’ll Take A Fifth

Steps to become a Microsoft SQL Server MVP

Goals, obsessions, and aspirations: becoming an MVP

How to Become an MVP or MCC

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How to Become a Microsoft MVP

About James Serra

James currently works for Microsoft specializing in big data and data warehousing using the Analytics Platform System (APS), a Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) architecture. Previously he was an independent consultant working as a Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence/MDM architect and developer, specializing in the Microsoft BI stack. He is a SQL Server MVP with over 25 years of IT experience.
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6 Responses to I’m a Microsoft SQL Server Most Valuable Professional (MVP)!

  1. Bill Anton says:

    Very well deserved! Congrats!

  2. Devin Knight says:

    Congrats James! I’m really happy for you.

  3. Travis Gan says:

    This is great! Congratulation to you James!

  4. Luke Newport says:

    Congrats James!

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