Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Champion Awards 2016

We are pleased to announce the Champion Awards 2016 winners, the “best of the best”, selected by their peers and communities, for impact over the past 12 months.

It has been a humbling experience to review each nomination and realize the magnitude of impact these engineers have made to Microsoft and our communities.

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The Visual Studio ALM Rangers team is a model of how Microsoft Product Groups, Services, User Education, Developer Experience and Communities can collaborate together to deliver out of band solutions for missing features and guidance.

It would not be possible without the passion and commitment that you bring to these projects and the communities!

and the winners are …






Champion of Champions
Brightest star amongst all ALM Rangers we admire and respect.

Josh Garverick



Scrum Master Champion

Made an impact as a Scrum Master, mentoring, guiding and coaching ALM Ranger teams.

Brian Blackman
Edward Fry



Project Lead Champion
Made an impact as a Project Lead through transparency, focus and collaboration.

William H. Salazar



PG Champion
Made an impact by nurturing bridges between the Rangers and Product Groups.

Will Smythe
Charles Sterling



PO Champion
Made an impact as product owner through leadership and ownership of scope and stakeholders.

Will Smythe



Top 933>| (Geek) Champion
Made an impact through passion for technologies, solutions and creation of bits and bytes.

Abel Wang



Impact WWC Champion
Made an impact on the ALM Worldwide Communities as part of an ALM Ranger project.

Micheal Learned



Impact PG Champion
Made an impact on Visual Studio Product Group as part of an ALM Ranger project.

Daniel Mann



Comments (10)
  1. Soung says:

    Congratulations and thank you for your hard work!

  2. DougO says:

    Congratulations to all the winners! Thanks for your dedication and contributions to the community.

  3. Josh Garverick says:

    Congratulations to all winners! And thank you for the votes–I am humbled and honored.

  4. Josh Garverick says:

    Congratulations to all winners! And thank you for the votes–I am humbled and honored.

  5. Ajay Bhosle says:

    Congratulations to all winners, You Rock!

  6. WouterdeKort says:


  7. Congratulations to all of the Award winners!  This recognition is well deserved.  I'm glad to have the chance to collaborate with many of you.  

  8. Hosam Kamel says:

    Congratulations to the winners …  very well deserved guys!

  9. Oscar Garcia Colon says:

    Congratulations to all and cheers to my friend Josh!

  10. It is important to emphasise that all Rangers have a real job and are delivering guidance, experience and solutions as volunteers, investing their family-time in the developer community. With this context, everyone’s contributions are truly precious. Champions, thank you very much for sharing your experience and exceptional skills, passion, and helping us mentor, guide and nudge the Ranger community to go further than ever before. You all *ROCK* and I, for one, am truly humbled by your contributions.

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