This just in! I have been awarded the Microsoft MVP Award for 2012 in the expertise, Windows Expert-Consumer. This is my third time receiving the award and I must say it feels like the first each time. MVP’s play a vital role when it comes to communicating the benefits of technology and they do it through a variety of avenues such as blogs, websites, podcasting, workshops, user groups, giving a speech at conferences, writing books. What is particularly amazing is the voluntary effort these users provide, all for free without expecting anything in return for it. I personally love this because of the passion to learn and share; it is the best compensation one can get out of being an MVP. I have gotten so much from simply giving my free time by participating on forums such as Microsoft Answers or writing articles about Windows 7 and Windows 8 at my blog.
Dear Andre Da Costa,
Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2012 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate your outstanding contributions in Windows Expert-Consumer technical communities during the past year.
I want to say thank you to my readers, my MVP Lead Jake Grey, fellow MVP’s and Microsoft for continuing to support my passion.
The coming months are looking very exciting, with the next versions of Windows and Microsoft Office in the pipeline (Windows 8, Windows Server 8 and Office 15), and the continued excitement for Windows 7 and Office 2010. We will definitely have a great time working and playing in the future. I look forward to being part of that journey sharing my experience and expertise with you as we take advantage of these new technologies and I look forward to learning just as much in return.
Thank You! Andre Da Costa