Microsoft MVP Award

It is that time again, April 1st, where I remember receiving an email telling me back in 2007 that I had been awarded the “Microsoft MVP Award” for my contributions to the community for SharePoint. At first I didn’t know what that meant, and when I then found out, I thought it was an April Fools Joke.

Today is now 8 years later from that very first email, and each year on April 1st, I have been honored to receive the same email. Today I received the email awarding me again for the 9th time in a row.

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There are a few of us in the SharePoint Community that are the “Old Timers“, even a few who are even longer than that. It is such a great honor to be recognized for the efforts put in. Every year I wonder if I have done enough, so a big thank you to Microsoft, and whoever else they use to validate it (still after all this time, I have no idea how it works, really). I am grateful to my wife Lisa, for putting up with the commitment that is required to be part of the SharePoint Community, Speak and Travel at events. I am sure all of us that are MVP’s and/or active members of the community, really appreciate our husbands, wives or partners for putting up with the very real sacrifices that we all make.

Looking forward to another great year, see you at a conference somewhere 🙂

Liam Cleary

Liam began his career as a Trainer of all things computer related. He quickly realized that programming, breaking, and hacking was a lot more fun. He spent the next few years working within core infrastructure and security services until he found SharePoint. He is the founder and owner of SharePlicity, a consulting company that focuses on all areas of Technology. His role within SharePlicity is to help organizations implement technology that will enhance internal and external collaboration, document and records management, automate business processes and of course security controls and protection. Liam also serves as the Product Owner for Security at Rencore, where he is helping to develop offerings that help organizations further understand and mitigate security and compliance risks, within SharePoint and Office 365 customizations. His core focus will is to identify, control and protect whether they are full-fledged customizations or out-of-the-box Office 365 functionality. He is also a twelve-time Microsoft MVP focusing on Architecture but also crosses the boundary into Development. His specialty over the past few years has been security in SharePoint and its surrounding platforms. He can often be found at user groups or conferences speaking, offering advice, spending time in the community, teaching his kids how to code, raspberry PI programming, hacking the planet or building Lego robots.

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