As I still see myself a newcomer in the SharePoint community compared to our many elders, I still hold my breath every year come Jan 02 when my MVP gets renewed. I'm told "if they weren't going to renew you they'll break it to you early" I hope so. I'm still holding my breath anyways.
I received my Microsoft MVP award for the 3rd year on the morning of the 2nd. I wanted to say a big thank you to the community and Microsoft. Cheers for Team Office and Friends!
2016 is the year where Microsoft tweaks the MVP award system - for IT Pros and Developer MVPs, it is no longer based directly on specific product, but on the product group. Instead of SharePoint, I am now Office Servers and Services. I think this is a good thing, in that I was already contributing in different areas - I love Sway, and love love Power BI, at the same time I want to see SharePoint's Sites even more embedded within Office Add-Ins. Where will SharePoint go in 2016? Will it end up on HoloLens? Wow who knows.
But know this, SharePoint is not going away not by a long shot. This is the year where I think we will see that MS is serious about SharePoint, and not just a service, but also a platform. Trust me, I'm a dev... A hopeful dev.
And as Microsoft moves forward with single purpose: unifying Azure, Windows, Office and Bing engine, as well as advancing the devices with IOT, Xbox, Surface and Band, I have this uncanny grin as I imagine what we could build, not in 5 years' time, but this year, in 2016!
Loving the ecosystem, loving the possibilities and loving the community.