SOURCE: SetFocus

April 17, 2008 10:00 ET

SetFocus Alumnus Awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVP) Credential

Karl Shifflett, SetFocus Master's Program Graduate, Excels as Certified Application Developer for .NET

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwire - April 17, 2008) - Today, SetFocus announced that Karl Shifflett, a SetFocus .NET Master's Program Graduate, has received the Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVP) Award which recognizes exceptional technical community leaders from around the world who voluntarily share their high quality, real world expertise with others.

Microsoft MVPs are a highly select group of experts representing technology's best and brightest who share a deep commitment to community and a willingness to help others. Worldwide, there are over 100 million participants in technical communities; of these participants, there are fewer than 4,000 active Microsoft MVPs.

In order to receive the Microsoft MVP Award, MVP nominees undergo a rigorous review process. Technical community members, current MVPs, and Microsoft personnel may nominate candidates. A panel that includes MVP team members and product group teams evaluate each nominee's technical expertise and voluntary community contributions for the past year. The panel considers the quality, quantity, and level of impact of the MVP nominee's contributions. Active MVPs receive the same level of scrutiny as other candidates each year.

Karl Shifflett has been designing & developing business applications since 1989 and transitioned to .NET, through SetFocus' Master's Program, in March of 2003. In April of 2007 he joined the list of WPF and Microsoft Expression fanatics & evangelists.

Karl's major contributions to the developer community include Mole for Visual Studio, WPF LOB articles & blog and speaking engagements. Karl is a Microsoft .NET MCAD, currently the .NET Architect on emGovPower's new full featured City Government and Utility Billing WPF product. On the weekends he writes Code Project articles, studies, develops WPF & Silverlight applications, and teaches WPF Saturday Seminars for SetFocus.

You can read Karl's articles and see what he is up to here:

About SetFocus

In business since 1997, SetFocus is the global leader in training and placing Microsoft professionals worldwide. Through strategic relationships like these, SetFocus develops and promotes programs that directly source skilled professionals to meet the immediate hiring needs of its partners.

A Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Learning Solutions, SetFocus utilizes a unique combination of services to help organizations grow allowing them to meet marketplace opportunities with speed and agility.

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