2010 Microsoft MVP’s

by Nigel Wilks on July 1, 2010 · 7 comments

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I’m very pleased to announce that today I received notification from Microsoft that I have been presented with the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award for Windows Home Server for the second year running. However, it gives me greater pleasure to announce that MediaSmartServer.net now have a third MVP on the team as Damian (dbone1026) has been awarded for his efforts with Media Center. Congratulations Damian and welcome to the club!

Here’s what the MVP site has to say about this award.

We seek to recognize the best and brightest from technology communities around the world with the Microsoft® Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award.

These exceptional community leaders come from a wide range of backgrounds. They are teachers, artists, doctors, engineers, as well as technologists, who actively share their high-quality, real-world technical expertise with the community and with Microsoft.

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.

It’s great being recognised for what we do on the site, and I’d like to thank Microsoft for the award!

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I'm a Technical Architect based in the UK predominantly working on Windows Server and Active Directory based solutions. I'm also a Microsoft Windows Home Server MVP and moderator/author at http://www.mediasmartserver.net. I've released the FirePlay for Windows Home Server, WHS PHP Installer, MySql Installer for WHS and Wordpress Installer for WHS Add-Ins as well as co-author of the SanEncore and WHS Health Add-Ins with Alex Kuretz.


Wakkas Rafiq July 1, 2010 at 3:25 pm

Great News!! Well deserved award. Congratulations

Comp1962 July 1, 2010 at 3:37 pm

HIGH 5 Damian & Nigel!!!! Congradulation are in order! Time to pop open a bottle of the bubbly stuff……

Alex Kuretz July 1, 2010 at 3:58 pm

Great work and congrats to you both!

Damian July 1, 2010 at 4:00 pm

Congrats Nigel and big thanks to you and Alex for nominating me. I guess from this point forward I can just live the easy life with nothing but babes and beer!!!

diehard July 1, 2010 at 8:11 pm

I’m happy to read you’ve been re-awarded Nigel, and I’m happy to read Damien is in with a MVP Media Center award. I’ve been following his forum posts and then his personal website and was happy to see him added as a staff member here. So it is well deserved for all the contributions to Media Center and WHS.

Nigel, thanks for all the addin work. Looking forward to some VAIL addins.
Thanks also to Alex as an MVP and all your work.

What a team !!

Nigel July 2, 2010 at 7:01 am

@diehard. And to you John, congratulations on your award as well. Very well deserved!

Michel July 2, 2010 at 9:03 am

Congratulation is in order for both of you! :)

I wish great success to both of you and a great thank you toward Damian with is great work with the XFiles Edition that have save me when it come to do a installation of the server and mostly the PC Restore XFiles version that permit for the 64 bits to be on par with the rest of the PC world and make the restore possible and impossible without it in my case :)

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