Who are the Australian SBS MVPs? Don't even know what an MVP is? Well here's your chance to find out.
The Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award is given to select individuals around the globe in recognition of their voluntary involvement & leadership in technical forums - both on & offline. They're a diverse bunch but all have one thing in a common - a deep commitment to community and a willingness to help others.
This is the first in a series of profiles on the six Australian SBS MVPs - folks who time & again have gone out of their way to help partners & customers understand the wonderful world of Small Business Server. Each week in the lead-up to the launch of Small Business Server 2008 I'll feature a different MVP.
So without further ado, meet Stuart. Aside from his business & MVP duties, Stuart is also an SBSC & the driving force behind SBS User Group Brisbane, Inc - a monthly catch-up of committed SBSers who come together to talk all things Small Business Server & more.
Name: Stuart Applegate
Company: Business Computing Australia
Years in business: 11
Describe your business in 25 words or less: Traditional IT infrastructure and managed services provider to SMB's
What are you passionate about in business?: "Making it work right first time!"
How long have you been an SBS MVP? 3 years
How long have you been in IT?: 21 years
What are you most looking forward to with the launch of SBS 2008? All the upgrade projects using the Software Assurance licences we sold our customers over the past 12 months.
What’s the one thing Microsoft can do to really help partners get up to speed with the new version? Technical Education
Who’s your favourite Muppets character? Animal (don't ask me, ask my family! LOL)
Second in our series of Aussie SBS MVP profiles comes Mick Malloy - aka Super Gumby (don't ask me). Open,
Third in our series of Australian Small Business Server MVPs is Dean Calvert of Adelaide. Dean's well-known
Fourth in our series of Australian Small Business Server MVPs is Henry Craven of Melbourne. A passionate
Fifth in our series of Aussie SBS MVPs is Michael Jenkin of Adelaide. Famous for his http://www.mickyj.com
Our final post in the series of Aussie SBS MVPs is Wayne Small - from here on in known as The Wayne .
Seems I like spoke too soon when listing all the Australian SBS MVPs because we now have another to add
Great to see some media coverage coming through for SBS MVP Stu Applegate & the team at Business