Today, I've had the tremendous honor to be renewed as Microsoft MVP for Enterprise Mobility (Identity & Access).
The award is a recognition to people who passionately share their knowledge with the community.
It is (re-)evaluated again every single year. In essence the award is looking at the last year, with no guarantee for the next year.
Due to the change in the program last 2 years (moving from quarter renewal to 1 per year), the pressure for the existing MVP in the program was quite high. So, this year the turn-over in the program was a bit more (painfully) visible, as lot of people didn't make the renewal for this year. (because this is the first actual renewal in 1,5yr for some of us who have had an 'extended' MVP year...)
For some of the MVP that's a very clear wake-up call, the bar is set high and kept high, no matter what you did last 5, 10, 20 years...
But what is more important: I couldn't achieve this without the help of the Microsoft Community, more specific with the help of the highly motivated TechNet Wiki Ninja's #TNWIKI.
THAT IS YOU!
IT'S AN HONOR WORKING WITH YOU!
And special thanks to (in random order) Peter (aka Pedro) Laker, Ronen Ariely, Ed Price, Edward van Biljon, Kamlesh Kumar, Ken Cenerelli, Naomi Nosonovsky, Richard Mueller, Syed Shanu, Arleta Wanat, Chendrayan Venkatesan, Karen Payne, George Grammatikos, Jaliya Udagedara ,Thuan Soldier … and MANY , MANY MORE...
@all and every one of you, also the ones I have forgotten to list here: thank you very much for supporting me and making this possible. Highly appreciated!!
And for the highly respected MVPs that didn't make it this year: don't stop giving-back, … see you back in the group the next year!
It's never too late for re-entry in next cycle (I've been there, done that... ).
And that's another reason I wanted to call out to the Wiki Ninjas, sharing their knowledge in the MS Community.
Not only on
- MSDN/TechNet Forums, other forums, or
- MSDN/TN blogs, or other blogs, or
- online community events, or
- offline community event, or
- on Facebook, or
- on Twitter
but most important, the valuable articles on TechNet Wiki have provided the step up to the MVP award for many of us.
And whatever will happen to the Wiki, in any new or old format, it's never too late to join and help building community, creating impact.
Because that's what MVP is about, it's not the award, but the mindset to build community.
Passionately share your knowledge with the community.
Start to Wiki.