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And the most expected email arrived once again on July 6th. I’m delighted to share that I was renewed as a Microsoft Azure MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional). Thanks, Microsoft, for this amazing award. I’m always honored and humbled to receive it, and this is my 13th straight year in the MVP Program, an amazing journey and experience that started in 2011 back then as a BizTalk MVP. This program gave me the opportunity and still does, to travel the world for speaking engagements, share knowledge, and meet the most amazing 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 :)). And that could not be possible without the huge support of my beautiful wife Fernanda and my amazing 3 kids!

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!

Author: Sandro Pereira

Sandro Pereira lives in Portugal and works as a consultant at DevScope. In the past years, he has been working on implementing Integration scenarios both on-premises and cloud for various clients, each with different scenarios from a technical point of view, size, and criticality, using Microsoft Azure, Microsoft BizTalk Server and different technologies like AS2, EDI, RosettaNet, SAP, TIBCO etc.

He is a regular blogger, international speaker, and technical reviewer of several BizTalk books all focused on Integration. He is also the author of the book “BizTalk Mapping Patterns & Best Practices”. He has been awarded MVP since 2011 for his contributions to the integration community.