Announcing my eighth Microsoft MVP Award in Cloud and Datacenter Management

Hey everyone,

I’m beyond excited to share some fantastic news with you all – I’ve just received the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award for the eighth year in a row in the Cloud and Datacenter Management category!

What is the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award?

For those who might not know, the Microsoft MVP Award is a yearly recognition given to outstanding technology community leaders from all around the world. These are folks who go above and beyond to share their expertise and help others in the tech community. MVPs actively contribute through forums, blogs, social media, and speaking engagements, providing feedback to Microsoft and sharing their knowledge with peers.

Heartfelt Thanks to Microsoft

A huge thank you to Microsoft for this incredible opportunity. The chance to directly interact with the Microsoft Product Groups has been invaluable. These teams are always ready to help us get the most out of their solutions and are genuinely interested in our feedback, which helps them continually improve Microsoft products and technologies. Their support has been a game-changer for me.

Appreciation for Fellow MVPs

I also want to give a shoutout to my fellow MVPs. Our relationships often grow beyond just professional collaboration and turn into real friendships. It’s truly an honor to work with such talented professionals from all over the globe. The knowledge exchange and shared experiences are not only inspiring but also incredibly enriching.

Leading the Growing Cloud Community

As the Community Lead for our ever-expanding Cloud Community, I couldn’t be prouder of what we’ve achieved together. The Cloud Community has become a crucial hub for anyone in Italy who’s into the cloud, especially Microsoft solutions. Founded on the passion and expertise of top IT professionals, our community focuses on spreading high-quality technical content in Italian to inform, educate, and inspire.

Our mission is clear: we want to guide businesses in adopting cloud solutions. We aim to be the go-to community in Italy for all things Microsoft cloud, offering articles, guides, and insights to assist companies in their digital transformation and technological innovation.

With several Microsoft MVPs and many other industry experts among our contributors, we ensure that our content is not only current and technologically advanced but also of the highest professional quality. Our community is the perfect place to share experiences, resolve doubts, and find inspiration.

Our journey began in 2011 with the Italian System Center User Group, founded by my friend and colleague Daniele Grandini. As technology evolved and cloud solutions expanded, we broadened our focus in 2016 to include Operations Management Suite (OMS). This was a significant step towards integrating System Center solutions with public cloud technologies.

In 2019, the Italian System Center and OMS User Group transformed into the Cloud Community. Since then, we’ve continued to promote and share content on cloud management and governance, constantly expanding our horizons. Being part of the team, led by my friend Silvio Di Benedetto, strengthens our presence and solidifies our role as a key reference point for all Microsoft technologies.

Commitment to Ongoing Contribution

Looking ahead, I’m committed to continuing this journey, offering my technical expertise and dedication to both Microsoft and the technical communities. I plan to keep creating content to share my knowledge with all of you through blogs, technical articles, books, and speeches. This passion for technology and the desire to share knowledge drives me forward.

Thank you all for your support, and I can’t wait to see what we’ll achieve together in the coming months.

Best regards,


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