I've been renewed again this year as a member of this elite cabal of crazies that call themselves Team System MVP!!
I feel really happy today, this is always good to know our commitment to the product we love is recognize by our peers, community leaders and Microsoft. This program has really been a blessing for me in the last 5 years I've met incredibly bright, funny, cranky (at times) and very passionate people that I always look forward to seeing and talking too. My professional career has really benefited from it and I thank you all for it.
As we move into 2010 and the next rev of Visual Studio, I look back 5 years at the release of VS 2005 and I see so much improvement that it baffles the mind. I see a road filled with process improvement, better code, better development practices and hopefully more fun developing software, because deep down, that's what it's all about, having fun doing what we love with tools that help us achieve our goals.
Team System 2010 will be awesome and will be a stepping stone for the next releases, a lot of work has been done behind the scene that although doesn't look sexy and will probably not even be visible to the VSTS users in general, will really help produce way better versions in the future.
I feel really happy today, that I will be part of this future for a while more.
Thanks to the MVP program, to my peers and to product team for making this such a fun ride.
See you online and in person (at least a PDC and the Summit)
ps I promise to try and blog more this year. It’s been crazy with conferences, real life and family.