Overall Winner
IT Blog Awards
Blimey! I was very surprised and extremely happy this week when I heard I had won the Computer Weekly Best Company Blog. However, I was blown away when the CW team told me their judges has also awarded me their 'Best of the Best' not least because of the comments you sent to them.
All I can say is thankyou – thankyou for voting, thankyou for your kind word and thankyou for continuing to visit my blog. It really makes my late night writing all worthwhile. My mum is also dead happy for me 🙂
I’d also like to congratulate all of the other winners and nominees but most of all the my colleagues in Microsoft UK who also won because of the hard work and dedication they put in to their blogs. James Senior likens it to the UK Olympic Team bringing home a haul of gold's 🙂


  • Jason Langridge’s “Mr Mobile” blog won the “Wireless and Mobile Blogs” category
  • Mike Taulty’s “Bits and Bytes” blog won the “Programming and Technical Blogs” category
  • Ray Fleming’s “UK Schools” blog won the “Public Sector Blogs” category


Again, thank you very much. You have made me a very happy chap. I’m off to have a celebratory Guinness…or two


Comments (9)

  1. Gareth says:

    Congratulations Steve,

    It’s a heartening thing that your hard work is rewarded, one thing that some people may think is that this is your day job – but you have an awful lot on your plate as well as keeping up with this.  

    It’s been a good year for making your mum proud, what with the Sky spot and all

    Enjoy the pints.


  2. stevecla01 says:

    Cheers Gareth – already looking at the bottom of my first pint of Guinness 🙂

  3. Simona says:

    Fab, fab and double fab – I am glad the best blog won!!!

  4. Jas Dhaliwal says:


    A big congratulations to you and all of the other MSFT Bloggers!

    Raising my glass of Extra Cold to you all.

    You Guys Rock..

  5. MSDNArchive says:

    Awesome mate! (BBC-approved accolade)

  6. Sarah Perez says:

    Congrats, Steve!! You deserve it!!

  7. stevecla01 says:

    thanks Sarah – if there were giving out awards for blogs I get most inspiration from yours would top the list 🙂

  8. Rich says:

    Congrats Steve, well deserved, hope the Guinness hangover isn’t too bad…


  9. stevecla01 says:

    subsidign Rich 🙂

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