Andrew Connell

Honored to be Highlighed by Mary Jo Foley As Community Champ

I’m generally not one to make a big deal about being recognized for something, but yesterday something took me by quite a surprise.

Heads down working on my new course, I had been off social media for most of the day… something I do frequently so I can focus as social media makes me too ADD during the work day. At any rate, a friend messaged me with “congrats on the news!” Uh… what news? Nothing new in my life.

“MJF tweeted you!”


If you’re a techy dialed into the Microsoft world I bet you have heard of Mary Jo Foley. MJF is the reporter that covers Microsoft and has written for ZDNet, the author of Microsoft 2.0 and co-host of the popular podcast Windows Weekly .

She started a series on behalf of ITUnity called Community Champs that highlights a different person in the community. I’m flattered she chose to cover me this week .

As I’m working on the first course in my new training business, Voitanos , this is especially welcomed:

“When your title is “Chief Course Artisan,” you better be good at crafting courses. Connell, a frequent conference speaker, co-host of the “Microsoft Cloud Show” podcast, and founder of a training and education company focused on Office 365, Azure and SharePoint, definitely fills the bill.”

Thanks Mary Jo!

Andrew Connell
Developer & Chief Course Artisan, Voitanos LLC. | Microsoft MVP
Written by Andrew Connell

Andrew Connell is a web developer with a focus on Microsoft Azure & Microsoft 365. He’s received Microsoft’s MVP award every year since 2005 and has helped thousands of developers through the various courses he’s authored & taught. Andrew’s the founder of Voitanos and is dedicated to delivering industry-leading on-demand video training to professional developers. He lives with his wife & two kids in Florida.