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Michael Collier serves as a Principal Cloud Architect for Aditi, a Microsoft NSI partner that focuses on cloud computing. . He is honored to be one of the first Windows Azure MVPs awarded by Microsoft and is a 2012 Windows Azure MVP of the Year for his extraordinary community contributions. Michael has had a successful 12-year career at various consulting and technology firms where he was instrumental in leading and developing solutions for a wide range of clients. He has a vast amount of experience in helping companies determine the best strategy for adopting cloud computing, and providing the insight, and hands-on experience to ensure they’re successful. Michael is also a respected technology community leader, and can often be found sharing his Windows Azure insights and experiences at regional and national conferences. Follow Michael’s experiences with Windows Azure on his blog at www.michaelscollier.com and on Twitter at @MichaelCollier Michael is a DZone MVB and is not an employee of DZone and has posted 22 posts at DZone. You can read more from them at their website. View Full User Profile

Azure MVP of the Year

02.04.2013
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One of the first things I do each morning after I wake up is check new emails on my phone (I know . . . geek).  Most of it is junk mail, but this morning one email stood out – “MVP of the Year Dinner”.  What is this?

“Congratulations on being awarded MVP Of The Year, based on your extraordinary community contributions in 2012! Thank you for your contributions in the forums, Connect, giving feedback, speaking, and all that you do.”

Wow!  I’m awake now!!

Words cannot express how honored and humbled I am to be awarded as Windows Azure MVP of the Year.  This is my third year as a Windows Azure MVP.  The Windows Azure MVPs are a fairly small and close group.  They’re some of the smartest, most passionate people I’ve had the pleasure to get to know.  To be honored in such a way by this group that I respect so much is very special.  I don’t know what else to say other than “Thank You”!

Actually, there are two Windows Azure MVPs of the Year.  Congratulations to Magnus Martensson!


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