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So, a couple of weeks ago the blogosphere was abuzz with several posts about the SharePoint Community and Microsoft’s role in supporting the community including my post:

Is the SharePoint Community Past Its Prime?

Some people disagreed with me, some agreed with me, and some REALLY agreed with me in private. And do you know what else happened? Chris Johnson (@LoungeFlyZ) Project Manager for SharePoint at Microsoft read the blog… and it got him thinking. He sent me a very cryptic message saying that he appreciated what I had to say and it got them thinking. Today Chris posted the following blog and let me know that my rambling blog post at least partially inspired the competition:

Send an unsung hero to SPC…

First of all, I’m completely honored and humbled that anything I write can spurn people to action and can benefit other people. Secondly, Microsoft rocks and I can’t thank you guys enough for supporting the community and giving some of us this opportunity to go to SPC. I must admit, back in my java days I thought that Microsoft was the evil empire bent on world domination, but after getting more involved with Microsoft’s technologies and seeing all that they do in the form of training, support, and events for the community I STILL believe they are bent on world domination… Smile  But you know what? This kool-aid tastes pretty good. Microsoft invests a LOT of time an money to support ALL of their various communities and I want a company like that to succeed and flourish and I’ll do what I can to support it as well…

So.. click on the link above and help send YOUR unsung hero to the Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2011 in Anaheim, California! I’ll be there and I hope to see you guys there as well!

Posted on Friday, July 1, 2011 5:13 PM | Back to top

Comments on this post: Microsoft Listens - Send an unsung hero to SPC

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Holy cow! How cool is that contest? A great opportunity to find some of the hidden gems who just do what they can to help folks out. That's what it's all about.
Left by JoyKnows on Jul 01, 2011 6:48 PM

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This is a great idea. I hope the winner is a kid that has grand aspirations to to keep the SharePoint juices flowing. It fits right in with my post yesterday about SharePoint Adoption and that SharePoint is WIP Smart. No matter what ... the whole community wins. We'll have one more person learning and doing the good work.
Left by jeff Shuey on Jul 02, 2011 9:15 AM

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