This is sad – both for the employee and for the state of Google’s mindset.
MVP no more
It's with some sadness that I have to announce that as of the start of October, I'm no longer a Microsoft MVP.
As renewal time came round again, I asked my employer whether it was okay for me to renew, and was advised not to do so. As a result, while I enjoyed being awarded as an MVP, I've asked not to be considered for renewal this year.
This doesn't mean I'm turning my back on that side of software development, of course. I'm still going to be an active member of the C# community. I'm still writing the second edition of C# in Depth. I'm still going to post on Stack Overflow. I'm still going to blog here about whatever interesting and wacky topics crop up.
I just won't be doing so as an MVP.
Thanks to all the friends I've made in the MVP community and Microsoft over the last 6 years, and I wish you all the best.
Keep in touch.