Say hello to our new Groove MVPs!

The Groove MVP community expands once again.  Congratulations to our new Groove MVPs who were notified on April 1:

Jean-Michel Davault (France): Jean-Michel has been involved with Groove since 2001 and works for Hommes & Process, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. He is General Secretary for France of the IAMCP partner association which promotes Microsoft technologies and business opportunities. Jean-Michel has delivered presentations about Groove at events in France, Poland, Bulgaria, and Croatia. He blogs regularly and is currently working on French-language book about Groove.

Ashok Hingorani (India): Ashok has 20+ years experience creating complex business solutions and is currently with Computact Software Services. He’s is a longtime member of the Groove partner community and has evangelized Groove throughout India. Askhok was a prolific contributor to the newsgroups, having posted 2,600 entries. He’s a participant in the National Security Panel for Cyber Safety, a member of the Indian Merchants Chamber, and a founding Member of the Bombay Technology Club.

Jeroen Jansen (Netherlands): Jeroen is an IW Principal Technical Consultant at Getronics Consultancy, and has been working in IT since 1994. He was actively involved in helping review and improve the Groove IT Pro deployment content recently released as MOC-certified content along with the new Groove certification exam. Jereon is gearing up for a 12 city road trip through Europe to help train Microsoft partners on how to deploy Groove. He’s delivered presentations about deployment topics at Tech Ed Barcelona and other Microsoft events.

Aaron Saikovski (Australia): Aaron is a Senior Solutions Specialist with Strategic Data Management, and has 16+ years experience consulting for and training developers and IT Pros locally in Australia and internationally. He is an enthusiastic evangelist of Microsoft’s Groove and SharePoint collaboration solutions and an MCT for SharePoint training content. Aaron is a regular speaker on Groove and SharePoint at user groups in Sydney and at Microsoft conferences. He’s also a frequent blogger and active contributor in the SharePoint online community.

Evan Venn (UK): Evan is a co-founder and lead developer at Activity4 Ltd, which focuses on developing and implementing Groove collaborative solutions. He has been a strong advocate of Groove to developers for 5+ years and is a subject matter expert in building forms solutions in Groove. Evan was a key member of a team which created forms training content which Microsoft will make available to developers. He was a regular contributor on forms topics to the newsgroups and now blogs on his own site.

Learn more about our MVPs in their own words from their profiles on by clicking here.

These new Groove MVPs join our first group of MVPs awarded last quarter: Fabrice Barbin (France), Supriyo “SB” Chatterjee (USA) , Mark Smith(UK), and Elisabeth Vanderveldt (Canada) who we profiled in this blog post.

We're going to the MVP Global Summit...

This week the Groove team will participate for the first time at the MVP Global Summit in Seattle and Redmond.  The Summit is an opportunity foe MVPs and Regional Directors to engage directly with Microsoft product teams and exchange ideas.  To learn more about the Summit, click here here.

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