Chris Pietschmann

husband, father, hacker, entrepreneur, futurist, innovator, autodidact

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Awarded 2017 Microsoft MVP - Azure

I received notice this morning that I have been awarded Microsoft MVP in the Azure expertise category. It's been a few years since I wasn't renewed as a Bing Maps MVP, and it feels great to be recognized for the work I've been doing with BuildAzure.com, the Milwaukee Azure group, and other online and offline community contributions. This is certainly a great way to ring in the new year. Happy New Year! And, congratulations to all other renewed and newly awarded MVPs! If you are not familiar with... [More]

Awarded 2012 Microsoft MVP - Bing Maps

Whether I won MVP or not I would still do what I do. My passion for technology and the pleasure of helping others it what drives me. This marks the 5th time I've been awarded Microsoft MVP, and am honored for this recognition. Thank you Microsoft! Congratulations to all April Fools MVP's; new and renewed! If you are not familiar with the Microsoft MVP Program, you can find information about it here: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

Awarded 2009 Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Platform

Congratulations 2009 Microsoft MVP! Dear Chris Pietschmann, Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2009 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. The Microsoft MVP Award provides us the unique opportunity to celebrate and honor your significant contributions and say "Thank you for your technical leadership." Toby Richards General Manager Community... [More]

I am now a Virtual Earth MVP!

This is an exciting April fools day for me. I recieved the following email from Microsoft: [MVP] Congratulations! You have received the Microsoft MVP Award Dear Chris Pietschmann, Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2008 Microsoft® MVP Award! The MVP Award is our way to say thank you for promoting the spirit of community and improving people’s lives and the industry’s success every day. We appreciate your extraordinary efforts in Virtual Earth tec... [More]