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Markus Egger Named MVP, 19 Years Running

Houston, TX – October 3, 2014… On October 1st, Microsoft named Markus Egger, Founder and President of EPS Software Corp., Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for his 19th consecutive year. Out of nearly 4,000 MVPs worldwide, Egger 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.

About CODE Magazine and EPS Software:
Founded in 1993 by Markus Egger, EPS Software Corp, has become the world’s premier provider in high-tech consulting and customer software services. The staff and contractor network at EPS Software are industry renowned experts; and have earned and maintained more Microsoft MVP Awards than any other company. Markus Egger, founder and president of EPS/ CODE, is the Microsoft Regional Director (RD) for the US Gulf Coast Region. EPS Software also publishes CODE Magazine (the Leading Independent Developer Publication). CODE Magazines’ focus is technologies such as .NET, Visual Studio, JavaScript, IOS, and Android Development. In addition, CODE Magazine owns CODE Consulting, CODE Training, and other CODE divisions.

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.

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

Egger is also the Gulf Coast Microsoft Regional Director (RD). Egger actively participates in local communities such as Houston Area .NET Users Group (HDNUG). 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. Egger 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 Egger.

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