On October 1, 2008, I received notification that I was awarded as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional. According to Microsoft, MVPs are "exceptional technical community leaders from around the world who are awarded for voluntarily sharing their high quality, real world expertise in offline and online technical communities" and quite a few other comments that make me blush. It's always nice to be rewarded for doing what you love to do.
MVPs are awarded for their past contributions, but the benefits are applied to the upcoming year. These benefits include access to technical resources and the opportunity to learn from and offer thoughts to Microsoft. I believe the information I provide will be best if it comes from everyone, so I ask you to let me know if you're having any issues or concerns with SQL Server. On a final note, if you have a user group that would enjoy learning about SQL Server BI, or if you have a technical question, or if you just feel like geeking out about SQL Server, please contact me at jmoss at solidq dot com.