I’m happy to announce that Ghacks editor Mike Halsey is now a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP). The award is given out by Microsoft to “exceptional technical community leaders” since the early 90s to around 4000 users out of 100 million who participate in technology communities.
MVPs are independent experts who often get early access to Microsoft products and networking opportunities with Microsoft executives and peers worldwide.
In a statement on the official Microsoft MVP website, Microsoft states: “With the MVP Award, we thank these inspiring individuals for representing the voice of thousands in the community through the powerful and independent feedback they give us, and for helping our customers maximize the potential of their software”.
Mike became a regular editor at Ghacks in May 2010 and has since then published 200 articles here on the site. He is also writing for the Windows 7 blog that I run together with Everton of Connected Internet and has published the book Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out at the end of last year.
Mike is now an MVP for the Windows Desktop Experience for the next twelve months which will not only further his career, knowledge and connections but also the articles here on Ghacks considering the deeper insight he will get in that time.
Congrats Mike on behalf of the Ghacks team, it is well deserved. Additional information about the award, and Mike’s profile page, are accessible on the official MVP website. Well done mate.