I are thrilled to announce that I has been renewed for the sixth time as a Microsoft Data Platform MVP for 2019 to 2020. The MVP award remains incredibly special to me, and I feel very lucky to be part of this program. It’s truly an honor to be included in this group of world-class data professionals.

At the time of this writing, the group of people who are lucky enough to receive this award is just 332 people and less than 75 in the USA. I could never take this for granted, and will never expect to be renewed as an MVP. It’s an elite group to be a part of!

I often get asked by people what it takes to be an MVP. Some think it’s a certification track or other items you can test into, but it’s nothing that straightforward. The reality is that it is centered around knowledge sharing and giving back to your community in your area of skill. I was lucky enough to find out early that I learn the best through teaching others, and am humbled that Microsoft feels that I am worthy of this award.

To everyone that has helped me along this amazing journey, thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I’m thrilled to be able to share what I know what this amazing technical community, and make new friends along the way.

I want to especially thank Microsoft for continuing to support this incredible program. We are are eager to continue to share with you our thoughts and experiences so that we can continue to make your products stronger. Not all technologies and product vendors support their community evangelists like you do, and we welcome the opportunities to help you because you continue to make our lives better through your products and features.