A special Friday and the Microsoft Community Contributor Award!

While I was casually checking my personal emails today, I was pleasantly surprised to see an email with this subject.

Your online community contributions have been recognized by Microsoft

and the award goes to.....

This was an email from Microsoft informing me that I was awarded the Microsoft Community Contributor Award for the year 2011! I would be lieing if I say that I am not excited about this. I am proud of this as this will be the first badge on my blog 😉

The important reason why I love to respond to questions in all these forums is that I get to learn more than what I actually contribute. It helps me keep updated with the latest in SQL Server and learn from the responses of some of the best in Industry. If my responses answers someone’s question, it is icing on the cake! Similarly I blog about the things that I learned or about how I fixed some issues with an intention that it might help someone, somewhere. I will not gain if I keep my knowledge to myself. If I share it, for sure I will understand it better and someone else in the Community will be benefited from it.

I accept this award as a pat on my back to contribute more and more to the wondeful SQL Server Community. Thank you Microsoft!

You will see more and more of Pradeep Adiga in 2011. It is a belated announcement of one of my New Year resolutions!

27 thoughts on “A special Friday and the Microsoft Community Contributor Award!

  1. milli

    Well deserved!!!
    “Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before.
    ” By Jacob A. Riis

  2. $sammy

    Congrats ! The most deserving award for a deserving person 🙂

    MVP is Waiting for you 😉

    All the best for the future !

  3. Mark Shay

    Congratulations! I always enjoy blogs as you give real world examples of support issues.. Keep up the good blogging

  4. Siddarth Kalyankar

    Congragulations Pradeep, You deserve many more such awards….. keep up the good work you are doing to the community and happy blogging.


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