It's that time of the year again. April 1st, where you just wait to see if you have received the magic email from Microsoft saying that you are awarded as a Most Valuable Professional
. During this waiting process you just keep on asking yourself: "Was I active enough and contributed as much as possible to the community in the last year?" Of course, the answer is not easy as sharing knowledge with the community and helping other people is never enough. However, the important thing here, is to feel good with yourself that you really helped other people without requesting anything in return. To feel good because you just shared knowledge with a fellow human being irrespective of race, religion and beliefs.
Technology is common for all of us as well as the challenges. Technology is a global language. It is really a privilege interacting with all of you, my fellow community members around the globe and exchange knowledge on SQL Server. Thank you for being awesome!
I would also like to thank Microsoft for re-awarding me with the MVP award on SQL Server as well as the SQL Server Product Team for building and keep on developing such an amazing data platform. I would also like to thank the local Microsoft Office in Cyprus for supporting my community activities as well as my MVP Lead for her continuous support.
Additionally, I would like to thank you, my fellow SQL Server community members for being just great! I feel really proud for being a member of such an awesome community with so many great people and for sharing a common passion, the passion of technology!
On top of everything, a huge thank you to my beautiful wife and daughter for their true support, love and understanding for all those hours I spent away of them working on all those "community stuff" :) Without your support, you know it would just not feel right. I love you and thank you from the depths of my heart loves! This award is dedicated to you!
My commitment to all of you is that I will continue doing my best and share with you the technical knowledge that I acquire on SQL Server as well as my experience via all the available channels!
Dear Artemakis Artemiou,
Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2014 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate your outstanding contributions in SQL Server technical communities during the past year.
The Microsoft MVP Award provides us the unique opportunity to celebrate and honor your significant contributions and say "Thank you for your technical leadership."
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