Visual Studio ALM Rangers - Champion Awards 2016

We are pleased to announce the Champion Awards 2016 winners, the “best of the best”, selected by their peers and communities, for impact over the past 12 months.

It has been a humbling experience to review each nomination and realize the magnitude of impact these engineers have made to Microsoft and our communities.

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The Visual Studio ALM Rangers team is a model of how Microsoft Product Groups, Services, User Education, Developer Experience and Communities can collaborate together to deliver out of band solutions for missing features and guidance.

It would not be possible without the passion and commitment that you bring to these projects and the communities!

and the winners are …






Champion of Champions Brightest star amongst all ALM Rangers we admire and respect.

Josh Garverick



Scrum Master Champion

Made an impact as a Scrum Master, mentoring, guiding and coaching ALM Ranger teams.

Brian Blackman and Edward Fry



Project Lead ChampionMade an impact as a Project Lead through transparency, focus and collaboration.

William H. Salazar



PG Champion Made an impact by nurturing bridges between the Rangers and Product Groups.

Will Smythe and Charles Sterling



PO Champion Made an impact as product owner through leadership and ownership of scope and stakeholders.

Will Smythe



Top 933>| (Geek) Champion Made an impact through passion for technologies, solutions and creation of bits and bytes.

Abel Wang



Impact WWC Champion Made an impact on the ALM Worldwide Communities as part of an ALM Ranger project.

Micheal Learned



Impact PG Champion Made an impact on Visual Studio Product Group as part of an ALM Ranger project.

Daniel Mann