One of the things we pride ourselves in here at Raxco, besides the technology, is our technical support and service. It may sound trite, but we do regularly remind ourselves that ultimately it really is all about the customer. We know that despite what we may think, as much as we may want the world to see things in a way that we might see them, it comes down to what our users think. If one of us ever loses site of that, there's a colleague that puts us in our place real quickly.
Which brings me to....Greg Hayes. Many of you have likely interacted with Greg, either via email communication, online user group, seen him speak at a user group, or met him at a trade show. Recently, Microsoft awarded Greg as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP). Of the tens of thousands of IT professionals around the world, only a select few receive this honor from Microsoft. MVPs are awarded for their demonstrated technical expertise, willingness to help others and commitment to technical communities. As Rich Kaplan, Microsoft Vice President of Customer Service, Partners and Automation said to me, "all of us at Microsoft recognize and appreciate Greg's extraordinary contribution." Greg exemplifies what Raxco tries to accomplish every time we interact with a customer. We are glad he's on the Raxco team.
Greg's award is for the area of Windows Server System - File System/Storage. Besides his contributions outside the company, those of us inside benefit from his deep knowledge of the Windows file systems. And everyone also benefits from a better disk defragmentation utility.
Here's our press release on this recent announcement: http://www.raxco.com/new/pressreleases/GHayes_MVP_2006.pdf