This year I was honored to receive my 10th MVP award from Microsoft for Office Apps and Services. The “Most Valuable Professional” award is given by Microsoft to individuals who “passionately share their knowledge with the community”, are “on the bleeding edge” and solve “real world problems”.
I started working with Microsoft Content Management Server in 2001 and SharePoint Server in 2006. Since then, I have transitioned to helping clients with both on-premises SharePoint servers and Office 365 implementations. While I have not lost my original love of developing custom code for clients, I find that now much of my job is helping clients wade through the ever-increasing stack of Microsoft products and distilling down for them just what they need for their implementation. This means being in tune with new products and product changes from Microsoft and being able to translate that knowledge into actionable steps that clients can take to increase efficiency and reduce frustration and friction in their day-to-day activities.
Speaking of community activities, sign up now for the August St. Louis Office 365 User Group meeting at the new Microsoft office. Also, stay tuned for more information about SharePoint Saturday St. Louis, already in the works for 2019!