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And the most expected email arrived, this time on 5th July! Once again, I’m delighted to share that I was renewed as a Microsoft Azure MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional). I’m deeply humbled to have received this award for the 12th year in a row.

Thank you Microsoft for this outstanding award and for continuing this fantastic journey and experience in the MVP Program. For me, this journey started in 2011 as BizTalk MVP, and since then, it has given me the opportunity and still does, to travel the world for speaking engagement, sharing knowledge, and meeting the most impressive and skilled people in our industry.

This longevity in the program currently makes me the “Godfather” of the Portuguese MVPs alongside my dear friend Rodrigo Pinto (but I am a few months older :)).

Jokes apart, I want to send a big thanks to Cristina González Herrero for all the fantastic work managing the program in my region. To Microsoft Portugal and to Microsoft for empowering us to support the technical communities. To my coworkers and team at DevScope, all my blog readers, friends, and Microsoft Enterprise Integration Community members, and in special to my beautiful family – THANKS! Thanks for your support during these years.

It’s a big honor to be in the program and be one of this fantastic worldwide group of technicians and community leaders who actively share their high-quality and real-world expertise with other users and Microsoft. I’m looking forward to another great year!