MVP Profile – Anderson Patricio

AndersonPatricio Anderson Patricio has been working with Microsoft Technologies since 1996. Currently he is working at CMS ( as an Exchange and Active Directory specialist. Anderson contributes to many activities within the Exchange Community: web casts, presentations, articles, tutorials, some Exchange KBs, and three blogs about the Exchange Server.

He has a personal web site explaining Exchange Technology for Portuguese users you can reach his site at He also publishes content in English and they can be found in, and

1. What does being an MVP mean to you?

It is a recognition about my participation in my community. The MVP, besides being a great award, allows you to deeply learn a specific technology and act as an interface between the product team and your community.

If you could ask Steve Ballmer one question about Microsoft, what would it be?

Microsoft’s nature is innovation. In this aspect, what are the next steps in the UC (Unified Communications) initiative? Are we going to add more technologies (products/hardware) into the UC environment?

What do you think was the best software ever written?

Exchange Server has more than 10 years and each version is getting better and better.

If you were the manager of Windows Server System – Exchange Server, what would you change?

I would add more reporting and feedback tools into the product.

What are the best features/improvements of Exchange Server 2007?

There is a bunch of new features in Exchange Server 2007 related to three major pillars that are: Anywhere access, built-in protection and operational efficiency. But in my personal opinion, the best improvement is related to the high availability solutions and scenarios in Exchange Server 2007.

What was the last book you read?

It was Dearly Devoted Dexter. There is also a great TV show based on this book.

What music CD do you recommend?

I’m an eclectic person but I recommend the Ira Acustivo MTV album.

What makes you a great MVP?

All MVPs share the same virtue that is to enjoy helping the community and I’m not different. I like to help my peers with articles, tutorials, presentations and contributions in the Technet forums.

What is in your computer bag?

I bring all resources required to work in any place, so... I have in my bag some stuff, such as: my notebook, external hard disk, mouse, pen drive, and a book to read when my batteries become empty.

What is the best thing that has happened since you have become an MVP?

The last MVP Summit where I could see a Bill Gates presentation and participate in some technical sessions with the Exchange team at Microsoft headquarters in Seattle.

What is your motto?

Work hard but save time for your family.

Who is your hero?

My parents.

What does success mean to you?

It can be summarized in a single quote from Vince Lombardi: “The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work.”

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