Well before you go ahead and read this post, please note this is not a rant about it. It is just what I honestly think about how Microsoft is evaluating the work people like myself have been doing on the Terminal Services communities over the past year (that is all that counts when Microsoft comes up to a decision if they will or not re-award you).
So what have I been doing in the community this past year? Some may say a lot, some may say not too much. So here you have my take on that.
– I wrote and made available at no cost an 80-page guide about Terminal Services. It describes everything you need to understand what it does, how it does and how to properly set it up from start to finish. It is based on Windows Server 2003 (and I am now updating it to Windows Server 2008 R2). You can download it here.
– I posted about the industry in general here on my blog and on other places several times.
– I presented a session again at BriForum regarding Windows Server 2008 R2 RDS (as I have been doing since BriForum’s inception).
– Helped people through my website (direct emails) and on the Microsoft public newsgroups.
Apparently, this is not enough for Microsoft. I just wish they had a more palpable, clear policy on what is indeed required to get your MVP status renewed. Several other MVPs did probably way less than above and are still MVPs.
Will I be back next year? Assuming all I have been doing means nothing (as it is the case as I have not been renewed), then no, I am not coming back (as I see no need to do more than I am actually doing and more than that, I do think I have done a lot for the TS community over the past year AND over the years).
See you guys!
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