Re-awarded as Microsoft MVP

     I received an email on Dec. 28th from the regional MVP Lead informing me that I’ve been re-awarded as Microsoft MVP again (January – December 2007).  It’s my 4th consecutive year award with Microsoft MVP Program.  I’m actually surprised to receive the early re-award notification because it is not the usual date to know the status but I’m *guessing* that the reason behind the early notification on the award status is the coming soon event for Microsoft MVPs called MVP Global Summit (March 12 – 15, 2007) in which Mr. Bill Gates will deliver the keynote.  The early notification will allow MVPs to prepare … Continue reading Re-awarded as Microsoft MVP

Mario, It’s not about Marketing!

Watch the video at  You’ll see: Microsoft MVPs Laura Hunter and Susan Bradley discuss the role MVPs play in in the industry and the knowledge they share with Microsoft and the community. [H]    

MVP Rakesh Rajan passed away

I just learned that Rakesh Rajan, MVP from India died few days ago.  See  My condolences to his family.  He was only 24 years old. 

McAfee Professional Services Consultant Recognized as Microsoft Most Valuable Professional

McAfee, Inc. Foundstone Professional Services Consultant Recognized as Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Rudolph Araujo, a senior software security consultant and trainer with Foundstone Professional Services, a division of McAfee, has earned distinction as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) within the visual developer security category. The program honors the most active individuals from around the world who provide invaluable online and offline expertise that enriches the technological community experience and makes a difference in those communities that feature Microsoft products. The award was bestowed upon 18 recipients in July 2005.

2005 Global Summit

Microsoft’s annual MVP 2005 Global Summit will take place on Sept. 28 to Oct. 1 in Redmond, Washington.  More info in Microsoft’s website.


MVP ALEX NICHOL was one of the Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professionals (MVP) for Windows XP. He passed away last March 9th.  I didn’t get the chance to know him but I am familiar with his name not only because he is one of the Microsoft’s MVP but because of his helpful posts via Microsoft Newsgroups and in AUMHA forums.  You can view “tribute” page for MVP ALEX NICHOL in MVP Jim Eshelam’s website, AUMHA

MVP Insider

MVP Insider 2005 August – Vinod Kumar, SQL Server (Location: Bangalore, India) July – Evan Erwee, Windows Server – Directory Services (Location: Johannesburg, South Africa) June – Diane Poremsky, Microsoft Office Outlook (Location: Johnson City, Tennessee) May – Toru Tanaka, Microsoft Office Excel (Location: Tokyo, Japan) April – Thierry Mille, Windows Security (Location: Bordeaux, France) March – Bernard Cheah, Windows Server IIS (Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) February – Benjamin Johnstone-Anderson, Windows Security (Location: Tacoma, Washington, USA) January – Toru Koido, Solutions Architect (Location: Tokyo, Japan) MVP Insider 2004 December – Sergio Fonseca, Windows Server – Directory Services (Location: Lisbon, Portugal) November – An Wen, Windows – Mobile Devices (Location: Shanghai, China) … Continue reading MVP Insider

Asia MVP Regional Summit 2005 – Get Connected!

 The Asia MVP Regional Summit 2005 will be held in Singapore next month! From April 24 to 27.  I will attend it  .  This year’s theme is “Get Connected!”.  MVP members in more than 15 locations are invited to attend including MVP members from Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Macao SAR, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. BTW, the 2005 MVP Global Summit will take place on Sept. 28 to Oct. 1 in Redmond, Washington.  All MVP  members will try to be there for sure.

Our very own CalamityJane in Microsoft Security 360 yesterday.

I waited for it and watched the live webcast for 1 hour.  I really enjoyed the “security talk” about spyware, MS Antispyware. @CJ,You look so cool in there! You’re so impressive! Congrats with the job well done. For those who missed it, watch the recorded Microsoft Executive Circle Webcast: Security360 with Mike Nash: Keeping an Eye on Spyware  What you’ll see (Checklist): Intro/Opening What Is It? Video Security Solutions The Checklist The 360° Roundtable Security Progress Update Q & A Resources / Close Not registered? If you have .NET Passsport, simply sign-in and register to watch the event.