John Noel Llywelyn Burgess
MVP Categories2014 - 2016 Windows Consumer Apps MVP2016 - present Windows Insider MVP
Products/TechnologiesWindows Essentials, Outlook.com, OneDrive
LanguagesEnglish, Icelandic, Danish
BiographyNoel was born in England and educated at Cambridge University and the University of Dundee, graduating as a mechanical engineer in 1970. His chequered career started as an army officer and progressed through periods as a consulting engineer, a diplomat and an educator in three different countries. He retired as principal of an adult education institute and returned to England in 2006. His interest in computing was kindled at Cambridge, and he acquired his first PC - an Acorn BBC Micro B - in 1982. He became involved in development while working as a school administrator, starting with Excel VBA to construct a study management system, to create a financial reporting scheme and to build an interactive website with online booking for his evening institute. It was while 'learning by doing' Excel that he became active in the Microsoft public newsgroups, first as enquirer and later as answerer. He now spends his time helping users primarily in the Microsoft Community forums.