responsiveX Founder Eric D. Boyd Receives Microsoft MVP Award

Eric D. Boyd Awarded Microsoft’s Prestigious MVP Award for His Contributions and Industry Leadership in Microsoft’s Cloud Platform, Windows Azure.

CHICAGO, IL, July 18, 2012 — responsiveX, a Chicago-based management and technology consultancy, announced today that Eric D. Boyd, Founder and CEO of responsiveX, was awarded Microsoft’s prestigious Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award. Microsoft MVP awards are given to the industry’s top technology professionals who actively share their expert knowledge, real world expertise and technical skills with others. Eric joins 13 other Windows Azure MVPs in the United States, and is currently the only Windows Azure MVP located in Microsoft’s Midwest District, which includes Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana.

MVPs are nominated by fellow technical community members, current and former MVPs, and Microsoft employees who take note of their industry leadership. Nominees undergo a rigorous, formal review process and the review panel considers the quality, quantity and impact of each nominee’s contributions over the past twelve months. When not consulting for some of the world’s largest Fortune 1000 companies and recognized household brands, Eric can often be found giving back to the technical community by speaking at conferences and leading discussions on cloud computing, Windows Azure, mobile and web development, software architecture and entrepreneurship.

“I am truly honored to receive this MVP award. I have been working with Windows Azure since the first announcement at Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference (PDC) in September of 2008,” says Boyd “I am passionate about cloud computing and Windows Azure which is why I spend many evenings and weekends helping others learn about Windows Azure and other Microsoft technologies.”

Eric was part of a select group of 121 new MVPs announced in April. While there are more than 100 million members of the technical community worldwide, only 4,000 of those are awarded Microsoft MVPs each year. MVPs come from more than 90 countries, speak over 40 different languages and are awarded in more than 90 Microsoft technologies. Collectively, Microsoft MVPs answer more than 10 million questions on Microsoft products annually. The exclusive MVP community is invited by Microsoft to collaborate directly with Microsoft product teams and provide feedback from their real world experiences to help shape future Microsoft products and services.

About Eric D. Boyd
Eric D. Boyd is the Founder and CEO of responsiveX, a Windows Azure MVP, and a regular speaker at national conferences, regional code camps and local user groups. He is so passionate about apps and cloud services that he founded responsiveX, a management and technology consultancy that helps customers create great web, mobile and client experiences, often enabled by cloud services. Eric launched his technology career almost two decades ago with a web development startup and has served in multiple roles since including developer, consultant, technology executive and business owner. You can find Eric blogging at and on twitter at