ViewDS CTO Gil Kirkpatrick was recognized today by Microsoft for his contributions to the technology community with his 15th consecutive Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award.

“It’s a great recognition for doing something I like doing anyway.” Kirkpatrick said. “With all of the changes in identity and security technology, there’s no shortage of people who have questions or need to sort out what the new tech means and how it works. I’m happy to help them out.”

Microsoft awards the MVP designation to “outstanding community leaders” who have “incredible impact” on the technology community through their books, speaking engagements, social media presence, and contributions to online communities. You can learn more about the Microsoft MVP program here.