When I got back in the office this morning I was very pleased to see the Congratulations email in my inbox. Little excerpt from the mail:

Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2009 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others.

The Microsoft MVP Award provides us the unique opportunity to celebrate and honor your significant contributions and say "Thank you for your technical leadership."

Toby Richards
General Manager
Community Support Services

I feel really privileged to be awarded for a 4th year in a row as Team System MVP.

The most important reason I am so glad to be awarded Team System MVP is that it enables me to be part of a community of really great and knowledgeable people. Not only is the Team System team a great group of people to work with, they also really value the feedback we give and transform our feedback in shaping the product to be the best ALM offering around against a really affordable price.

I want to thank Microsoft in recognizing the work I have done last year for the Team System and developer community. I also want to thank Info Support since they enable me to work at the bleeding edge of technology and support the work I do in the community as Architect, Speaker and Author.

Happy New Year!