The last few weeks have been a bit hectic, but amongst all the things going on (including me going to Berlin to present at Tec2009 and follow the Twitterers here) I had some people go through the MCA upgrade process, to upgrade their MCA's in Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2007.

The upgrade process basically means someone with an existing MCA in Exchange, i.e. they are an MCM and then passed the Board Review process and submits documentation as evidence to support that they are still working as a practising Architect. It is then reviewed by existing MCA's, and then the upgrade application is approved, or denied.

Four people were just approved, and so I'm delighted to be able to publically congratulate:

  1. Sandy Millar - Sandy, previously of Microsoft and now working for Avanade in Australia
  2. Ross Smith IV - Ross now works for the Exchange Product Team and is based in the US
  3. Thierry Demorre - Thierry also works for Avanade and is based in New York
  4. Joe Cirillo - Joe works for Horizons Consulting in the US, and was a fellow rotation 15'er, with me

Well done to them all, I will have some more to announce in the next few weeks I expect.