It almost unreal to read this “Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals, or MVPs, are technology experts who passionately share their knowledge with the community. They are always on the “bleeding edge” and have an unstoppable urge to get their hands on new, exciting technologies.” and see myself as one of them. Since the start of this month I’m awarded with the MVP Award for Office Apps and Services. I’m very proud and honored to be part of this global community of over 4,000 technical experts and community leaders across 90 countries.
The Microsoft MVP Award program has been awarding outstanding community leaders for more than two decades. MVP’s contribute to the community by speaking engagements, social media post, writing books, building tools, or help others in online communities. My personal community track record dates back from 2010 with my first blog post. Followed by many more posts, speaking engagements, and community tools. The last couple of years I focused on speaking engagements and the SharePoint Client Browser community tool. And it seems this payed off.
Being a MVP gives me even more access to the Product Groups within Microsoft and expand my network of community leaders. The amount of invites to NDA Product Group Interaction (PGI) since a couple of weeks is huge and surprised me by far. By attending these calls allows me to gather information in a very early stage on new features and future directions (roadmaps) for different products and services of Microsoft. And provides me a unique way of providing valuable feedback to the Product Groups by being an early adapter.
I’m looking forward to get the most out of the MVP Program and looking forward to keep adding value to the community. Hopefully see you soon at one of my speaking engagements or somewhere else. Please reach out and come and say Hi (I won’t bite, I promise).