Microsoft MVP Award

NO! That's not me in the picture! I wasn’t sure at first if it was an April Fools’ day prank, but earlier this evening I’ve got an e-mail from Microsoft congratulating me on my MVP Award. Not that it just fell from the sky—I had been contacted by the nomination team and I knew it might be coming. But still, it’s April the 1st, and the E-mail was sitting in my Junk E-Mail folder, and I was *THIS* close to releasing my finger from the left mouse button over the Empty “Junk E-Mail” Folder option, when I just noticed in a flash the subject of one of the messages. Uh-uh! That ain’t no junk. Phew!

With all the feelings of honor and excitement and gratitude and whatnot, I don’t have much inspiration left to write about MVP, so I’ll just quote Microsoft:

Since the early 1990s, Microsoft has recognized the inspiring activities of MVPs around the world with the MVP Award. MVPs freely share their deep knowledge, real-world experience, and impartial, objective feedback to help people enhance the way they use technology. Of more than 100 million users who participate in technology communities, around 4,000 are recognized as Microsoft MVPs.

MVPs make exceptional contributions to technical communities, sharing their passion, knowledge, and know-how. Meanwhile, because MVPs hear the opinions and needs of many others in the technical community, they are well-placed to share highly focused feedback with Microsoft.

Anyway, now that I’m past the initial excitement, and past the official registering process, and past acknowledging all of the agreements, I’m sitting here at my computer, drinking coke and pondering the effect it will have on me. As honored as I feel about this award, I really hope that I deserved it. Microsoft thought I did, but still I think I might have performed better for the past 12 months, at least here on this blog.

Thank you for supporting me by reading this blog and recognizing my efforts, and I’m looking forward to contributing to Microsoft Dynamics NAV community even more than in the past. Now that I’m an MVP, I have no choice—I just have to!

[Updated]

In all the excitement, I nearly forgot to link to my MVP profile.

14 thoughts on “Microsoft MVP Award”

  1. Congratulations.
    But I really wonder why you did not get the MVP earlier considering your great contributions here

    Keep up the good & fine works from yours

    Best Regards from France
    Tarek Demiati

    Freelance Dynamics NAV Consultant / Developer

    1. @Mark, @Tarek: I’m glad that you both think that my MVP is overdue, however I couldn’t have gotten it any earlier. The problem is that I was a Microsoft employee, and no Microsoft employee can get the MVP award, and no ex-employee can get it unless at least six months have passed since the employment ended. Since I left Microsoft in September, the earliest I could have gotten the award was March, so here it is – just in time 😉 But thank you for expressing this, I really appreciate when my fellow members of the community and my fellow MVPs see me worthy of this award, this really assures me that I do deserve it. I just hope to keep it, now that it’s here 😉

  2. Vjekoslav-
    Congratulations!!! On behalf of all of us that follow your site, adhere to your recommendations, and truly appreciate all the time, effort and humor you put into your posts, well done! 🙂

    Thank you again for your non-stop committment to excellence!
    C

  3. Congratulations Vjeko. Totally deserved. Your efforts in blogging and presenting, particularly around Sure Step, have been much appreciated. And your book was fantastic and people should buy it :-p

    I look forward to more posts in the future.

    Keep up the good work!

    1. @Christina, @Dave: thanks a lot, I thought I might have lost you over the past year of near-inactivity on my blog. Thanks for sticking with me, and supporting me. And Dave, yes, that book is fantastic, you should buy it too 😉

      @Ilija: Congratulations to you too! Your MVP was well-earned, as well, and the least we can do to celebrate it is to drink a beer together on Windays! Looking forward to it 8).

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