No no… It's not that I wasn't re-awarded (actually I was in April – for the 3rd time), it's not that I decided to abandon the community and from some obscure reason declined the MVP award ;).
Still there is another option that can prevent you from holding an MVP award and that is when you start working for the company that gives this specific award ;). The point is that this month I started as Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft Israel where I will be focusing on providing support to enterprise customers holding Premier support contracts.
I still have a lot to catch up and will be spending the upcoming months having a lot of training, but I'm already eager to dig in. For me this position opens totally new horizons and challenges, taking me to working on a totally new level with technologies I love and opportunity to work with some of the best experts and brightest minds in the field (heck, what can be better than working with guys who develop the product?).
I also want to use this opportunity to thank Microsoft for awarding me with an MVP title – thanks to the MVP program I had an opportunity to get to know a lot of wonderful people sharing my passion for the technology, and frankly speaking I think that the MVP award is one of the reasons for me being where I am today – it was yet another reason to push forward and get better.
And in Microsoft's tradition I'll sign with my alias 😉