MVP Not Renewed for 2018-2019

Microsoft MVPWell, it seems that doing even more in this renewal period than I did to get the MVP award originally or keep it for three renewals, I have not done enough to retain it for the 2018-2019 year.

There seems to have been a mass culling this year, caused by Microsoft assigning more weight to some types of contribution than other types.

As a note, the renewal process is opaque with no guidance on how to get renewed, apart from being told to continue doing what you did to be awarded in the first place. With the apparent change in weightings, doing what you did is no longer enough if those contributions are now weighed less.

The Microsoft Dynamics GP element of the Business Solutions category itself saw five of fifteen MVPs removed; four no longer MVP and one moved to a new category.

Congratulations to all those MVPs who were renewed; for a list of those awarded for Dynamics GP, current MVP Jen Kuntz maintains a list, plus I have a list on my links page.

Neither of us have yet updated the pages, to allow people time to make their own announcements, but check those pages later in the week to see the updated lists.

My MVP Renewed for 2016 And Jen Kuntz Awarded

Microsoft MVPWhile in America on vacation following reIMAGINE 2016, I received the notification email that I had been awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award for the fourth year running. It’s very nice to receive the award as it shows I am still contributing in a meaningful way to the Dynamics GP community.

There was another new MVP for Dynamics GP added to the roster this month as well; Jen Kuntz.

Jen has been a great contributor to the Dynamics GP community for a while now and I’m delighted to see that this has been officially recognised by Microsoft with her MVP award.

My MVP Renewed for 2015 and David Musgrave Awarded

Microsoft MVPWell, I received the notification email yesterday afternoon that I had been awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award for the third year running. It’s really niec to receive the award as it shows I am still contributing in a meaningful way to the Dynamics GP community.

There was another new MVP for Dynamics GP added to the roster this month as well; David Musgrave. Previously David was ineligible for the award as he worked directly for Microsoft, but as of October last year he has been independent again and running Winthrop Development Consultants (the company responsible for GP Power Tools, formerly known as the Support Debugging Tool).

David has always been a great contributor to the Dynamics GP community and I’m delighted to see that this has been officially recognised by Microsoft with his MVP award.

My MVP Has Been Renewed

Microsoft Dynamics GPI received my notification today that I have been awarded the Microsoft® Most Valuable Professional award a second time.

Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2014 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate your outstanding contributions in Dynamics GP technical communities during the past year.

I feel slightly like a fraud as my contributions to the Dynamics Community forums have been almost non-existant recently and blog posts have slowed. However, in large part that was because I was working on my third book which is out and has been published (see links below). So now I plan to get back to new blog posts and contributing to the Community Forum on a more regular basis.

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“Standing on the shoulders of giants” or “A new MVP is awarded”

Many events happen to me around the last two weeks of September and first two weeks of October.

This year is no different. I moved house on the 19th September and today, 1st October I have received an email from the Microsoft Community Engagement team informing me that I have been awarded the 2013 Microsoft® MVP Award.

Woohoo! Go me 🙂

However, by no means does this award mean I can relax; in fact I have a bit of a backlog of posts to get through and a couple of other ideas I’m trying to develop which will hopefully help the community on top of my current activities. I also want to get back to contributing on the Community forum again which has dipped a little due to workload and moving house (lots of boxes to unpack and furniture to assemble/position). So a busy time ahead over the coming months.

Finally, there is no way that I would have won this award without the outstanding contributions made to the online Dynamics GP community by the MVPs and other contributors. So thanks to all who contribute back to the community.

If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.