Congratulations to our new MVP Wiki Ninjas! — Margriet Bruggeman, Horizon Net, and Santosh Bhandarkar

Three of our Wiki Ninjas recently won the Microsoft MVP award (Most Valuable Professional)! We're as proud as parents when our Wiki Ninjas are rewarded for all their fantastic accomplishments! They truly earn their rewards, and we're happy to provide one of many avenues to help make their accomplishments known!

Since this is a Wiki blog, we'll focus on their Wiki achievements, but they likely contribute in a lot of ways, and it's the accumulation of all their accomplishments that have earned them the award (not just their Wiki accomplishments).


Let's start with Margriet Bruggeman! Congratulations, Margriet! It's been a long time coming!

Margriet's Profile

TechNet Wiki stats:

  • 81 Articles
  • 902 Edits

Margriet is best known for her fantastic SharePoint Best Practices. Example: SharePoint 2013 Best Practices: Partitioning. Below is a question from her interview: Interview with Margriet Bruggeman: SharePoint Author, SharePoint TechNet Forum admin, former SharePoint MVP, Maxer creator, and SharePoint 2012 guru  

Who are you, where are you, and what do you do? What are your specialty technologies?

I’m Margriet Bruggeman, live in The Netherlands, and I’m the owner of my own little consulting company Lois & Clark IT Services ( ). I can be hired as a consultant/developer/architect/trainer working with all kinds of .NET technology. My specialty? If I was in a dramatic mood I’d say I live and breathe SharePoint, and have been doing this since the beta version of the first release of this product. At my web site, you can find a list of all my publications as far as books and articles go, and they’re solely related to SharePoint. I’ve been working with other Microsoft technology for a long time as well, and have enjoyed working with stuff like SQL Server, BizTalk, WCF, WPF, Silverlight, C#, ASP.NET, Entity Framework, AppFabric and much more.


Now we're shifting focus to Horizon Net, Jan!

Horizon_Net's Profile

TechNet Wiki stats:

  • 169 Articles
  • 1,479 Edits

Jan has done a lot of German translation for us, and he created a portal for Microsoft certification training! Example German article: ASP.NET MVC Lernkarte (de-DE). Below is a question from his interview: Interview with a Wiki Ninja: Horizon Net, a Microsoft Student Partner, ASP.NET developer, and the winner of our Translation Challenge

Who are you, where are you, and what do you do? What are your specialty technologies?

My name is Jan Hentschel and I’m living in Magdeburg, a city near Berlin, Germany. There I’m studying Business Information Systems in a master course at the university. Most of my free-time I’m working as a Microsoft Student Partner, that means I teach students in workshops and other events on Microsoft technologies. A few years ago I started as an ASP.NET developer, so my favorite technologies are ASP.NET MVC, Windows Azure, and jQuery. Since the first public preview I’m also working on Windows 8.



Next let's look to another ninja and a new author on our blog, Santosh!

 Santosh Bhandarkar's avatar

Santosh's Profile

TechNet Wiki stats:

  • 25 Articles
  • 129 Edits

Here's an example article from Santosh: Best Practices for Page File and Minimum Drive Size for OS Partition on Windows Servers. Below is a question from Santosh's interview: Interview with a Wiki Ninja: Santosh Bhandarkar, Windows Server and Directory's Service Expert

Who are you, where are you, and what do you do? What are your specialty technologies?

I am from India, I am currently working as a Project Lead (Infrastructure Management Services) at iGATE (India). I have hands-on experience on various Microsoft Products and Technologies, various Enterprise Applications, Server Hardware, Storage, Network Infrastructure and VMware Infrastructure technologies.



Congratulations to our three new Wiki Ninja MVPs! This puts our total up to 7 Wiki Ninjas who have been awarded as MVPs after they became Wiki Ninjas! It's great that TechNet Wiki can help in that process, whether it's a little bit or a lot!

- Ninja Ed



Comments (13)

  1. Horizon_Net says:

    Thanks a lot! It's a pleasure to be part of this awesome community!

  2. Congrats!!

    TechNet Wiki is an amazing community!

  3. Patris_70 says:

    congratulations and all the best!

  4. Thanks so much folks ! I am glad to be a part of this amazing community.

  5. Santosh and Horizon Net, you're welcome!

    We're grateful to have you here!

  6. Hezequias Vasconcelos says:

    Congratulations all.

  7. Margriet Bruggeman, Horizon Net, and Santosh Bhandarkar congratulations. Well done and welcome in the program!

  8. MYousufAli says:

    Congrats !!! to all Wiki Ninjas MVPs.

  9. Congratulations to all of the new MVP's. It would be great to meet some of you in November, if you can make the Summit.

  10. Just spotted this.  Well done to all involved.  Good to see a new SharePoint MVP.

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