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.