Congratulations Nick Hauenstein – Newly minted Microsoft MVP

By Anthony Borton


I have been an MVP for the past 9 years and have met some very passionate and talented individuals during that time. It is important to remember that the MVP Award is not a technical award – it is an acknowledgement of the work an individual does for the community over the previous 12 months. Having said that, it is usually very technically knowledgeable  people with a passion to share their knowledge that earn the MVP award.

My friend and colleague, Nick Hauenstein, has all the attributes that qualify him for this award. He is amazingly knowledgeable across many technologies including BizTalk, TFS/ALM and software development in general. He is passionate about sharing that knowledge with anyone wanting to learn. He is a committed and caring individual that cares about communities – both technical and non-technical.

Nick will be at these upcoming events. If you happen to bump into him, be sure to congratulate him on his award and ask him anything about BizTalk/TFS that you’ve ever wanted to know. You’ll soon learn that Nick is the ideal recipient of the Microsoft MVP Award.

  • BizTalk Summit 2015 – London
  • Microsoft Build Conference
  • ALM Forum 2015 – Seattle

ALM MVP for a 7th year

By Anthony Borton

MVP_Horizontal_FullColorJanuary 1st is one of 4 dates during the year when Microsoft announce their new and renewed Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs). As someone that was awarded on January 1st, it means the year starts off with a regular scan of my emails to see if my community contributions have been sufficient to be re-awarded.

Sitting proudly in my Inbox was the much anticipated email confirming that I have once again reached the bar to be an ALM MVP for another year.

In addition to my community contributions, I’ve been very busy with our TFS training curriculum. We start 2013 with 6 TFS 2012 courses, the most comprehensive curriculum for TFS 2012 in the world today. Over the next 3 months we’re also releasing two new courses to bring the total up to 8 courses.

Stay tuned for news on the following two courses.

  • Mastering Builds with TFS 2012
  • Applied Scrum with TFS 2012