This year started off with a nice surprise, an email with the subject "Congratulations 2014 Microsoft MVP!"

I am humbled and excited, as this is the first time for me, and as always to be a part of such a great community. I enjoy the time I spend at community events, speaking to other developers and hearing their challenges, ideas and what great projects they are working on.

ASP.NET is the category of my award, and although most know me for some the Windows Phone work I have done; Web API, MVC, and JavaScript/TypeScript is where I have spent a majority of my time. Mobile is as much about the back end services as it is about the front end.

2014 is going to be another great year.  I am already putting together my speaking schedule, working on new material and projects and can't wait to see the new stuff from the other new and renewed MVPs.

Thanks to all of my supporters in the community! Especially those in Florida who I get to see on a regular basis.