MVP

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.

Microsoft MVP for another year…

Today I received some exciting news: I was re-awarded the Microsoft MVP award for Enterprise Mobility (Identity & Access).

https://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/Overview

Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals, or MVPs, are technology experts who passionately share their knowledge with the community.

It’s my 6th award since 2008 (with a break as Microsoft Employee from 2012 to 2016).

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 

To all who made this possible: thank you very much for supporting me.

Highly appreciated!!

Thank you!

This weekend I’ve received some pretty exciting news that I was awarded the 2016 MVP award (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) for Enterprise Mobility (Identity & Access).

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I’m extremely proud to receive the award, but I never could have achieved this award without your support. So, in the first place I want to thank YOU for supporting me and making it possible. With your help I certainly will continue to support and build the Microsoft and security community with great pride.

A great thanks to Ed Price, Ronen Ariely, Gokan Ozcifci and Jorge de Almeida Pinto for the support and recommendations. (I sincerely hope I haven’t forgotten anyone…) I owe you Belgian beer.

I had the honor to be part of the program earlier, and never have stopped to build and maintain the community with passion for Identity and Access management, but as combining Microsoft FTE with MVP is not possible… I had a break for the years at MS… still it was different.

I’m also extremely thankful that my wife Katrien and my 2 kids can cope with my crazy passion for TechNet Wiki and MS community obsession. This addiction is just so much fun…but I’ll never admit that. (oh ships, just did…)

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!!!