Anno di ricezione del primo titolo MVP:
Titoli MVP ricevuti:
Visual Studio ALM, Visual Basic, Visual C#
Visual Studio eXtensibility (VSX) specialist | Entrepreneur | Technical Blogger and Writer
With a telecommunication engineering academic background, I have focused my career as a software and computer technology specialist and manager in different programming languages, development environments, tools and technologies, mainly with Microsoft tools. I have a passion for everything related to software: design, user interface, development, testing, quality, team collaboration, specifications, management, usability, methodologies, etc., either for commercial software or for in-house applications in corporations, working with smart and highly talented people to achieve the excellence in the final result: the software. I am also interested in subjects such as entrepreneurship, marketing and customer support for software products. As a side project apart from my daily job, I created back in 2000 my own web site (http://www.mztools.com) successfully releasing a family of extensions for Visual Studio (.NET), Visual Basic ("Classic") and VBA currently used by dozens of thousands of users worldwide. In order to keep myself up-to-date with software technologies and to learn from the best people in every field, I am an avid reader of books of well-known authors (either classic books in some subjects or recent ones for the latest technologies), magazines, web sites and blogs. I am also involved in the Visual Studio Extensibility community, where I learn from, and where I contribute to answering questions on the MSDN forum or by e-mail, reporting bugs of the beta versions of Visual Studio, writing articles on magazines and on my own blog. I have bought the www.visualstudioextensibility.com domain where I host by blog and links to resources for the community (documentation, downloads, articles, videos, books, samples, etc.) about Visual Studio extensibility APIs (packages, add-ins, macros, templates, MEF, Shell, TFS, VS Online). Microsoft has recognized this contribution with the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) title several years in a row since 2004, moderator title on the Microsoft MSDN VSX forum, Award for Customer Excellence and MSDN Community Content Top Contributor Award.