Stephen Foskett, founder and principal at Foskett Services, has been recognized by Microsoft and VMware for outstanding contributions to the technical community. The companies today notified him that he has received the MVP and vExpert awards for 2011. This is Foskett’s fourth consecutive Microsoft MVP award, as well as his second VMware vExpert award in a row.
The Microsoft MVP award is given to “exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others.” Foskett received his award in the area of File System Storage, which includes various storage-related technologies in Microsoft Windows and Windows Server. The Microsoft award recognizes those who “share a deep commitment to community and a willingness to help others.”
The VMware vExpert program similarly recognizes “contributions to the VMware, virtualization, and cloud computing communities.” Foskett previously received vExpert recognition in 2010. VMware uses this program “to communicate more closely, to share resources, and to offer other opportunities for greater interaction.”