Just got the email announcing that I've been awarded an MVP for SQL Server for 2009/2010.
The MVP award is for contribution to the technical community. I'm really chuffed to get this sort of recognition - the list of SQL Server MVP's includes some big names that I really respect like Paul Randal, Kimberly Tripp, Adam Machanic, Brad McGehee, Kalen Delaney, Brian Knight, Bob Beauchemin, Linchi Shea, Tony Rogerson, Greg Low, Kevin Kline and Darren Green to name but a few. Over the years I have used their blogs, White papers, and mountain of IP available to help with projects and learning about SQL Server.
A big thank you to our local MVP in SQL Server and a good friend, Niall Flanagan who runs the local SQL users Group (http://sql.mtug.ie/). Also thanks to Enda Flynn in TechNet Ireland for his support and endorsement 😉