Recently, one of our very own Technical Consultants, Luke Murray, was named as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP).

Those awarded a Microsoft MVP status are technology experts who passionately share their knowledge with others and are always keeping up to date with new technology developments. MVP’s have a very deep understanding of Microsoft products and services, with Luke’s field of expertise being Microsoft Azure. There are only 4,000 MVPs around the world, across 90 countries!

Below we have shared more about Luke’s expertise, role at IT Partners, and MVP status.

Luke’s role at IT Partners
Luke is a Technical Consultant responsible for Microsoft Azure technical leadership and subject matter expertise. Providing high-level technical knowledge and strategic advice to our clients.

On a day-to-day basis Luke is involved with:

  • The development of IT Partners technical roadmap and standards.
  • Supporting the IT Partners engineering team with technical expertise, thought leadership, and peer mentoring.
  • Pre-sales recommendations, solution architecture development, and client consulting.
  • The delivery of complex client projects.

Why were you inspired to become a Microsoft MVP?

When asked this question Luke emphasised that he has always had a passion for Microsoft technologies, “The Microsoft Azure ecosystem is one of those passions – Information Technology has evolved, and although I certainly don’t know everything –  it is this constant change and opportunity to learn, challenging myself and others to think differently, that I have a passion and thirst for.”

Being an MVP helps put Luke in a position to grow talent and skills across the global Microsoft community, and locally in New Zealand (with the new Azure New Zealand North region coming soon). With Luke emphasising that “As someone who considers themself a continuous learner, I am constantly eager to try new things, testing the limits of products, and bringing others on the journey! I always get excited when I discover something new or solve a problem, and am eager to share it.”

To Luke, it’s not so much about doing all the work himself, but enabling others as a leader and helping to assist Microsoft in continuing to provide valuable services to clients.

Useful resources Luke creates

  • Luke’s own blog where he shares his thoughts on a range of technical topics, including Azure:
  • An Azure feed Luke curates, designed to help Engineers keep up to date with Azure content and changes:
  • Luke is also very active on LinkedIn, and can be connected with here.

Congratulations Luke, this recognition is very well deserved, you certainly are both a Microsoft and IT Partners MVP!