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Allan is a long-term holder of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award
. He is a specialist in Data and Process Integration, and has expertise in low-latency data handling. He is best known for his work with Microsoft, specialising in the Business Intelligence suite of products.
Allan is Advisor to the Microsoft StreamInsight Advisory Board and the Microsoft SQL Azure Advisory Board, ensuring that customers' voices are heard in shaping strategy.
In his own time, Allan is a very active member of the SQL Server community presenting at events and helping to organize conferences such as SQLBits
. Allan is a SQL Server MVP and has been since 2004. You can follow Allan on Twitter at @AllanSQLIS
and you can also email Allan by clicking here.
Jen is best-known for her work in Business Intelligence and Data Visualisation. Jen's interests also extend to cloud computing, and she has recently written an article on mobile business intelligence
on Microsoft SQL Azure.
Jen has delivered Business Intelligence projects in the UK and in Europe for a range of clients. You can follow Jen on Twitter at @JenStirrup
and you can also email Jen by clicking here.
In her own time, Jen is also a very active member of the SQL Server community in the UK, Europe and in the States. This year, Jen will be presenting community talks on Data Visualisation in Ireland, the UK, Sweden, Poland and the United States. In addition, Jen is part of the team who run the UK Tableau User Group
and has also presented at the European Tableau User Conference.
What is the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award?
Allan Mitchell and Jen Stirrup are both current holders of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Awards. Allan has been an Award winner for 5 years, and Jen was awarded this year. To see Allan's MVP profile click here
, or to see Jen's MVP profile, click here
What is the MVP award? Microsoft seek to recognize the best and brightest from technology communities around the world with the Microsoft® Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award.
MVPs are considered to be exceptional community leaders who actively share their high-quality, real-world technical expertise with the wider technical community and with Microsoft. MVPs represent the voice of thousands in the community through the powerful and independent feedback they give to Microsoft, and for helping Microsoft customers maximize the potential of their software.