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!


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