Awarded for exceptional and lasting contributions to the technology industry that span a lifetime.
A team award recognizing innovative technical achievement that has profoundly transformed the world of software.
Awarded for spearheading a visionary initiative that represents a breakthrough in the technology industry.

2014 Winner

Chuck Thacker

Chuck joined Microsoft in 1997, and his distinguished career, which spans more than four decades, has kept him on the forefront of advanced research, allowing him to contribute to such seminal breakthroughs as the personal computer and the Tablet PC.

2014 Winner

The Microsoft Design Language

Found everywhere from Xbox to Surface, the Microsoft Design Language is much more than an approach to look and feel—it’s become an underlying philosophy that defines the Microsoft user experience.

2014 Winner

Harry Shum

Handpicked by Steve Ballmer in 2007, Harry Shum has had a transformative impact on Search Development at Bing in OSD.

Technical Recognition Award Recipients

All Award Nominees
YEAR
AWARD
HONOREE
2014
Career Achievement
2014
Outstanding Technical Achievement
2014
Outstanding Technical Leadership
2013
Career Achievement
2013
Outstanding Technical Achievement
2013
Outstanding Technical Leadership
2012
Outstanding Technical Achievement
2012
Outstanding Technical Leadership
2011
Career Achievement
2011
Outstanding Technical Achievement
2011
Outstanding Technical Leadership
2010
Career Achievement
2010
Outstanding Technical Achievement
2010
Outstanding Technical Leadership
2009
Career Achievement
2009
Outstanding Technical Achievement
2009
Outstanding Technical Leadership
2008
Career Achievement
2008
Outstanding Technical Achievement
2008
Outstanding Technical Achievement
2008
Outstanding Technical Leadership
2008
Outstanding Technical Leadership
2007
Career Achievement
2007
Outstanding Technical Achievement
2007
Outstanding Technical Leadership