Awarded Microsoft MVP Award for Seventh Year!

This afternoon I received an email from Microsoft to tell me that I’d been awarded the 2014 Microsoft MVP Award for ASP.Net/IIS!  This is my seventh MVP Award, I am extremely humble and privileged to be associated with a great group of less than 5000 technical people around the globe.  I’ll be aiming to continue my efforts to help the community and deliver as much content as I can to aid and spread knowledge through events, blogging and social media among other avenues. 

Awarded Microsoft MVP Award for 2013

This afternoon I received an email from Microsoft to tell me that I’d been awarded the 2013 Microsoft MVP Award for ASP.Net/IIS!  This is my sixth MVP Award and I’ve mentioned before I am extremely humble to be associated with a great group of less than 5000 technical people around the globe.  I’ll be aiming to continue my efforts to help the community and deliver as much content as I can to aid and spread knowledge. 

Global Windows Azure Bootcamp April 27th 2013

Are you interested in getting started with Windows Azure and have are free on Saturday April 27th 2013?  Then why not join me in Bradford at the Global Windows Azure Bootcamp being hosted by Black Marble?  I’ll be joining Microsoft Integration MVP, Robert Hogg, Windows Azure MVP, Steve Spencer and Microsoft Alliance Manager, Linda Hogg to deliver a one day deep dive class which will help you get up to speed with developing for Windows Azure.  This is a great opportunity to get real hands on experience with developing on Windows Azure from professionals who are actively developing solutions on … Continue reading Global Windows Azure Bootcamp April 27th 2013

User Group Tour 7th to 11th March 2011 IIS, Media Services and IIS SEO Toolkit

I’m currently in Redmond, Seattle at the 2011 MVP Global Summit but next week I’m embarking on a User Group tour back home in the UK. I’m covering a number of IIS topics including IIS 7/7.5 for Developers, IIS Media Services and IIS SEO Toolkit.  I’m starting off in Bristol at DotNetDevNet on Monday 7th March 2011 and finishing in Cambridge at NxtGenUG on Thursday 10th March.  I’m really looking forward to visiting new groups and talking to the attendees about these great sessions. I decided to take a week off work to travel and talk to groups I usually … Continue reading User Group Tour 7th to 11th March 2011 IIS, Media Services and IIS SEO Toolkit

Great Resources for Budding User Group and Conference Speakers

I’ve been sitting writing and submitting session proposals for Developer Day Scotland this evening.  I really enjoy speaking at User Groups and Conferences and am always looking for ways to improve and share knowledge.  In our User Groups i.e. North East Bytes and the Developer Community we actively encourage new speakers, indeed that was the original mandate of the DDD events.  We’re always looking to discover new speakers and to encourage new speakers, be they starting out with a short 10 minute Grok Talk or standing up and delivering a full one hour conference session. Guy Smith-Ferrier, well respected speaker … Continue reading Great Resources for Budding User Group and Conference Speakers

Two Great Resources from Other IIS MVPs

I don’t often post links to posts from others, however I really wanted to highlight two great resources which two other IIS MVPs have started recently. IIS Community Newsletter Steve Schofield has recently published the first IIS Community Newsletter.  The newsletter comprises all of the latest information and happenings in the IIS Community.  If you would like to find out more or register to receive the newsletter go to http://www.iisnewsletter.com and if you have anything you’d like to contribute you can also contribute to the Wiki.  Big thanks to Steve for the mention is the inaugural newsletter for both my … Continue reading Two Great Resources from Other IIS MVPs

Awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award for 2010

As is the case with most of my blog posting of late, it’s well.. late and in a big queue, but seeing this is relatively time sensitive and the fact that I’m over the moon again.  I thought I’d jot a quick post. Last Thursday (1st July 2010), I was very pleased to receive an email from Microsoft to inform me that I had been awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award for 2010 – Internet Information Services (IIS).  This is the third consecutive year I have received this and as I’ve mentioned before I am extremely humble to be … Continue reading Awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award for 2010

Awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award for 2009

Today I received an email from Microsoft to tell me I’d been awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award for 2009, to follow the award which I received in 2008.  I am very pleased, and once again extremely humble to be associated with a great group of very clever people around the globe.  I hope I can continue to server the community in the best way possible over the next year!  First thing on my list is more blog posts as I’ve been neglecting my blog over the last six months and I have lots of content to cover!!

24 Hours of Firsts

The 24 hours I’m currently writing this post in are all about firsts. First I’ve just got back from my first ever live gig, and first ever experience of Metallica live! I’ve been to the Sheffield Arena for the latest leg of Metallica’s Death Magnetic tour, it was f***ing AWESOME!!!! Can’t wait to do it again! Note to self – why has it taken 28 years for this to happen???? WTF!! Secondly I’m currently sitting in the departure lounge at Newcastle Airport waiting for my flight to Amsterdam and then onto Seattle for my first MVP Summit! Looking forward to … Continue reading 24 Hours of Firsts

Awarded Microsoft MVP Award for IIS!

This afternoon I received an email from Microsoft telling me that I’ve been awarded the 2008 Microsoft MVP award for my efforts in the Internet Information Services Community over the past year.  This is a great honour to be classified in the same group as the many other great MVPs who do great work throughout the community.  I hope I can continue in the same way in the coming months and years.