Google retrieves coder’s Microsoft badge from rubbish bin

Jon Skeet – the Microsoft-happy Google developer whose Mountain View overlords "advised" him to give up his Microsoft MVP badge – has now regained this Ballmerian status symbol after a compromise with Google’s "Code of Conduct" police.

"I’m delighted to be able to announce that I’m now an MVP again," Skeet announced Friday on his personal blog.

Skeet is well-known Microsoft .Net obsessive. He’s the author of a 424-page tome dedicated to C# coding, and he was first awarded Microsoft MVP status in 2003, tapped as one of the "outstanding members" of Microsoft’s "technical communities."

His badge was renewed each year for the next five years. But then he took a job at Google, and when he came up for renewal this fall, someone inside the Chocolate Factory put a foot down.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/11/02/skeet_regains_mvp_status/

Congratulations, Jon! and Welcome Back to MVP Award Program! http://msmvps.com/blogs/jon_skeet/archive/2009/10/30/mvp-again.aspx

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