I got a nice email from Microsoft on Tue Jan 1, 2013:
Dear Tim Barrett,
Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2013 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate your outstanding contributions in Small Business Server technical communities during the past year.
The Microsoft MVP Award provides us the unique opportunity to celebrate and honor your significant contributions and say "Thank you for your technical leadership."
This marks my sixth year receiving the MVP Award (2008-2013) and I certainly don’t deserve it (just ask Rob Pearman, he can vouch for that ;-).
Thanks Microsoft! And a special thanks goes to Michelle Campbell, my MVP Lead! I really look forward to 2013 – it should be quite an interesting year.