Interview with a Microsoft Project MVP and Wiki Ninja: André Xavier

Hello Wiki community.

Today is Monday, the day of Interview with a Wiki Ninja.

Our interviewee today is André Xavier

He has been a member of the community since 2009.

Author of this blog:

Twitter: @andrereivax

Let's learn a little more about him.

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

Hello! My name is André Xavier, I'm 34 and I'm from Belo Horizonte - Minas Gerais. I was one of the founders of Sotis Consulting, a company that was focused only on the Project Server technology. In 2008, we made the fusion of Sotis with BHS then I went to Sao Paulo to open the office there. Returning to BH in 2011, I became responsible for the entire area of consultancy (SharePoint, Project Server and BI). In two consecutive years, received the award for MVP of Project / Project Server.


How did you become an MVP? Do you have any suggestions for other community members who hope to eventually become a MVP?

The nomination process was very natural, the MVP award is earned by dedication and contribution to the community. I, along with Allan Rocha, had the biggest blog in Portuguese of the Project and Project Server technology. In addition, we participate in all major events of the Project (National and international). I am the creator of the add-in PERT analysis, which is in totally free to download. With this, the team of Brazil and the Microsoft product team responsible for Project who knew and knew my work done evaluating my contributions. After, the entire selection process conducted my nomination was accepted and I was very proud to receive the email confirmation of the award.


How did you get introduced to TechNet WIki? And what was your first collaboration?

I believe it was at the event Community Zone, remember that Yuri Diogenes had spoken of the idea and I really liked it.

I think it was the article: Dicas para a Prova 70-178 – Microsoft Project 2010 (pt-BR)

Besides your work on TechNet Wiki, where do you contribute?

Beyond the Blog:

I Keep a channel on Youtube:

I also did a course in MVA:

And ran the Project Ignite 4 times here in Brazil with the help of Microsoft Brazil.

What are your big projects right now?

For the community:

· Improve Youtube channel with more videos.

· Increase the number of Blog contributors.

· Increase the number of collaborations in the wiki.

· Create a group of people to install Office 365 on without profit (nonprofit) companies

· Create my first app in Office Store.

What do you do with TechNet Wiki, and how does that fit into the rest of your job?

As far as possible, I try to maintain maximum TechNet Wiki and the blog up to date. Increasingly, I see the Wiki as a great source of information shared between people at work. And I cannot forget of course, I also am very proud to help and be part of this great community. In my view, this is the philosophy of TechNet Wiki – help and share.


What is it about TechNet Wiki that interests you?

The collaborative way to share knowledge. I have thought about leaving the blog and stay just contributing on TechNet Wiki.

On what articles have you collaborated with other community members on #TNWiki? What was that experience like?

Guia de Sobrevivência: Project 2010 e Project Server 2010 (pt-BR)

The experience was phenomenal, all collaborating for helping to have more information and always updated.

What are your favorite articles you’ve contributed?

I will mention 3 items that I received notifications that have reached critical importance:

· Dicas para a Prova 70-177 – Microsoft Project Server 2010 (pt-BR)

· Dicas para a Prova 70-178 – Microsoft Project 2010 (pt-BR)

· Add-in de análise PERT>Project 2010 PERT Add-in (pt-BR)

But the last article is one that I developed about an add-in made ??exclusively for the Portuguese language. Soon after I published the article, it was also contemplated for the English language. It not only stopped with these two languages... after several requests and, with the help of several people in the community, I also was able to translate it to the Spanish and Italian languages??.


Who has impressed you in the Wiki community, and why?

I'd rather not name names, the community is special just by contemplating various people and that is why it impress me, not just one person, but the community.

I am impressed to see the community of Brazil gaining importance at Microsoft and in the world.

You’ve done fairly well on the Wiki. Do you have any tips or recommendations about editing or authoring articles?

I always try to find answers to some problems or questions on the Wiki when I find the solution and not have at the TechNet Wiki, I write an article, because more people may have the same problem or questions, so I can help.

 I invite the community to congratulate André Xavier.

Ninja Hezequias Vasconcelos


Comments (16)
  1. Thank you, Andre, for all your contributions to the Wiki! We greatly appreciate it!

  2. I made a light grammar pass on this blog post.

    Andre, can you explain this…?

    “What are your big projects right now? For the community: Increase the number of Blog contributors.”

  3. What do you mean by that? Are you building up multiple authors on your blog site? Thanks!

  4. Sorry I’m doing lots of comments. There’s a bug right now that doesn’t let me do spaces in comments. Are you interested in the TechNet Wiki Advisory Board? We need a representative for Microsoft Project. Your English is good, so you could help with Project articles in English and Portuguese. Here is the explanation of the Advisory Board:

  5. Naomi N says:

    Congratulations, Andre!

  6. Andre, this is a fantastic Community Win (where the community comes together to collaborate): “But the last article is particularly the first that I have developed and then for it to be an add-in made ​​exclusively for the Portuguese language. Soon after I published the article, it was also contemplated for the English language. It not only stopped with these two languages… after several requests and, with the help of several people in the community, I also was able to translate it to the Spanish and Italian languages​​.”

  7. Hi Ed, Yes, my plan is that more people can write on my blog, was build not to be a personal blog, but a community blog. and about the Advisory offer, will be a honor be part of it. How I can start?

  8. Next steps: Please email me. It’s edprice at Microsoft. And please download the Skype app (if you haven’t), search for me (edwardnprice), and send me a Contact Invitation. Thanks!

  9. And thank you to Hezequias for introducing us! =^)

  10. Good to know you André Xavier !!!!!

  11. Thank you for comments Ed. Congrats André.

  12. anonymouscommenter says:

    Ola comunidade Wiki, hoje é o dia de Segunda feira entrevista com o Wiki Ninja.

    Meu nome é

  13. Thanks André for your contribution with PERT analysis add-in. I use since 2010 version and I love it. We are very grateful.

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