Award

This award is for you, because YOU are my most valuable professional who made this possible.

I’m honored and humbled that I’m part of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) community award for another year.


As explained on the program page “MVPs, are technology experts who passionately share their knowledge with the community.” It’s an award for your Microsoft community work of the past year… you can find more details on the MVP website mentioned earlier.

But building community is not a one-person activity, not a job, …

It’s a passion, it’s fun, sharing knowledge and best practices with many people over the world, all eager to build community.

And last year (or longer) has been very challenging to keep the community running without face-2-face events, shifting to online only. It was hard work. And the MVP award renewal cycle has been very special this year, taking into account the Corona conditions.

But nevertheless, I can’t keep up this work without support of you, my dearest colleagues, partners, technology experts, community fellows, my audience, …
I won’t list any specific person, because I would not do honor to all the rest… too many to list.

Therefor a big shout out of gratitude for your support.

Thank YOU for supporting me, making this possible.

I dedicate this award to you, to your support. This is your award.


In the world of security, cyber- and cloud security, sharing knowledge is one of the most important principles to win the battle against cybercrime. Learn from the mistakes others have made.

I’m doing my best to keep up the work and to meet the bar of excellence, to be an community lead, to build community and to share knowledge.

This award and your appreciation gives me the extra motivation to keep going and do better next year!

Thank you!




Microsoft MVP for another year: Thank you!

Just a few hours ago, I got the confirmation that I was awarded the 2019-2020 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award.

It’s a yearly award granted by Microsoft to community leaders and influencers who passionately share their knowledge and drive the MS community.

For some it’s the ultimate goal to get in the MVP program, but as the reward is granted year after year again, based on your impact of last year, it’s never sure you’re in for the next round.
It’s not about the award, but about the drive and mindset to build community. You can’t simply keep up if you don’t have the drive.

But more important, you simply can’t keep up without support.

So I’m proud to receive this award.

And I’m utterly grateful that lots of people around support me in this, very close and very far.

Thank you, my dearest wife and kids to keep me alive.

Thank you, dearest Microsoft TechNet Wiki Geeks (TOO MANY to list here), you keep me going.

Thank you, Ed Price, the greatest Wiki Wizz Kid,

Thank you Tina for supporting the MVP BeNelux and Nordic Community manager.

And many many others, … without you I could not do this!
I dedicate this award to you.

Thank you.

Happy New Year! MVP Identity Lifecycle Manager 2011

MVP award notification
 
Just got the confirmation that I’ve been re-awarded the Microsoft MVP award on Identity Lifecycle Manager, already the 4th year. It’s really a great honor and it’s very much appreciated.
 
First of all I wish to thank all people that supported me to keep up the good work the last year:  the community, the MS Product Group, the Winsec companions, fellow MVPs, my colleagues, William Jansen, Gaby/Jacqueline, … all of you!
 
Special thanks to Markus, Eric Battalio, Ed Price,  for their continued support on the ILM/FIM Forums and Wiki!
Let’s rock for another year!
 
Thank you, Paul, it’s always a pleasure to work with you running the Winsec User Group.
I really appreciate your continued support.
 
And last but not least my wife Katrien: it’s not always easy to live with an IT Security/Community freak like me.  
 
You all made it possible to keep up the good work!
 
READY for ANOTHER YEAR of good work!
 
Thank you!!!