At the start of the year i was pleasantly surprised with an email announcing that i have been accepted for the Visual Studio ALM MVP Award. Over the past year i provided ongoing feedback in regards to Microsoft Test Manager, Coded UI Tests and Project management as well as creating this blog and being active in the community. My original intention for the feedback was simply to help improve the tools i use every day. I started the blog as a way to share what i learn after being inspired by one of Scott Hanselman’s talks on Social Networking for Developers. There’s a good chance that if you learn something useful someone else will as well. Not only that its a good way to retrieve and answer for a problem you have previously solved. There has been several occasions where i have stumbled upon the same or similar problem that i have already solved, instead on trying to remember the exact fix you just have to remember that you had this issue and already documented the resolution. It turns out Scott was right, adding to the collective knowledge pays off and its great to be acknowledged for that.