Last week I received a huge surprise and a great honor in finding out that I had been given a Microsoft MVP award for SharePoint Server.
It’s a real honor to receive this designation from Microsoft. I have been working in the SharePoint space for a little over 8 years on and off, with a lot of focus in particular over the last 2 years. I’m passionate about the power of SharePoint. I’m also excited about how we at TITUS are working with Microsoft to enhance the security and data governance capabilities of the SharePoint platform. My focus is on solving security challenges within Microsoft SharePoint, helping organizations share the right information with the right people.
The SharePoint community worldwide is actually quite a tight knit group, with people that are very willing to share their time, knowledge and expertise. There are approximately 230 SharePoint MVPs worldwide with about 16 in Canada. Microsoft believes that these technical communities enhance people’s lives and the success of the industry because as independent experts we help others get greater value from products and technologies through the objective exchange of knowledge. Being part of this group, with several speaking sessions, published articles and customer engagements over the last 2 years has been really rewarding and I look forward to continuing this work over the next year.
In terms of recent activities and upcoming events:
- I’ll be speaking at the SharePoint Summit 2012 in Toronto Ontario, Canada on Tuesday May 15th at 9:00am on the topic of Using Claims Based Authorization to Strengthen SharePoint Data Governance,
- We recently published an excellent new whitepaper entitled Five Challenges in SharePoint Security and How to Solve Them which has seen a lot of interest in recent weeks,
- I’m also looking at doing speaking sessions at some local SharePoint Saturday events and User Group meetings in the coming months (more to come on those when dates are finalized).
Thank you to Microsoft for this recognition, and for the opportunity to participate in such an engaged, friendly and exciting technology community.