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Markus Egger Named MVP

Markus Egger Named MVP for 16th Year


Houston, TX – October 14, 2011… On October 1st Microsoft named Markus Egger, Founder and President of EPS Software, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for his 16th consecutive year. Out of nearly 4,000 MVPs worldwide, Markus is one of the longest title-holding MVPs (since 1996) in the community, and in fact was the first non-American to receive this prestigious award.

The Microsoft MVP award started in 1990 meant to recognize exceptional community leaders in the technology field. These leaders share their industry experience with others in effort to further community development and help professionals create high quality software. Longevity is not taken into account when MVP nominees are interviewed; previous title-holders must undergo the same scrutiny. Community members, current MVPs, or Microsoft staff may nominate someone for an MVP award. The award may be in a wide variety of categories ranging from Xbox to Visual Developer Team System.

Markus has been named this year as an MVP in the C# programming language. He has previously held the title in Visual FoxPro development.

Markus is also the Gulf Coast Microsoft Regional Director (RD). Twice a year, he travels the US and Canada hosting the State of .NET event . This year he will be focusing on what Windows 8 means for the future of development. Markus actively participates in local communities such as Houston Area .NET Users Group (HDNUG), and Device Developer’s Special Interest Group (D2SIG). He has sponsored special activities like local GiveCamps, CodeCamps, TechFest (at the University of Houston), and High Tech Conference (at Lone Star College). He frequently speaks at large industry events like TechEd and DevConnections. Markus owns and publishes CODE Magazine as a resource for software developers all over the world. “All of these events are fun and I would do them full time if I could,” says Markus.

About CODE Magazine and EPS Software
Founded in 1993 by Markus Egger, EPS Software Corp. is the world’s premier provider in high-tech consulting and custom software services. EPS software publishes CODE Magazine (the Leading Independent Developer Publication) and owns CODE Consulting, CODE Training, and other CODE divisions. CODE’s main focus is on Microsoft technologies, as well as Apple and Google platforms. EPS has a staff and contractor network of industry renowned experts; the staff has earned and maintained more Microsoft MVP Awards than any other company. Markus Egger is the Microsoft Regional Director (RD) for the US Gulf Coast Region.

More about Markus Egger
Native to Salzburg, Austria, Markus started his first business at age 14. Egger Publishing Service (EPS) began in 1993 in Austria and came to the US in 1999. In his spare time, Markus is an enthusiastic Ice Hockey player (and supporter) as well as an avid windsurfer, traveler, and general enthusiast of sports such as SCUBA diving or mountain biking. On rainy days Markus either reads, enjoys a computer game, or researches new technologies. He is an international author and has been published in CODE Magazine, MSDN Magazine, Visual Studio Magazine, ASP.NET Pro Magazine, FoxPro Advisor, Fuchs, FoxTalk and Microsoft Office & Database Journal, and written his own books. Markus has earned numerous awards, both personally and professionally.

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