I troll multiple forums gathering bits and pieces of information and technique. Never have I once stumbled across a Microsoft MVP. I knew they existed, but figured they were mostly seen at conventions and kindof conversing amongst themselves. After noticing Dsenette I decided to do a little research and get some more information. This is something I stumbled across on the Microsoft boards:
Q3: How does Microsoft select its MVPs?
A3: Over 100 million people participate in technical communities but there are only about 3,500 MVPs worldwide. Outstanding technical community members are nominated by their peers, Microsoft employees, and MVPs. Each year a panel of Microsoft employees reviews the contributions of each nominee for quality, quantity, and level of impact on the technical community. Today's MVPs reflect Microsoft's global customer base and the breadth of its technologies.
So firstly, I'd like to take a minute to recognize him and thank him for the knowledge he's imparted. I've never dealt with him in a direct manner, but knowledge imparted by someone of stature will eventually trickle down to me or someone I'm associated with. People who donate their knowledge and time are always deserving of respect, and obviously Dsenette is no exception.