Sunday, August 22, 2021

Awarded the Microsoft MVP in Office Development - 2021/2022

The doorbell rang and someone from my family opened it. I knew the postman was supposed to deliver something special for me on that day but I wasn't sure whether he/she was at the door. I started thinking, "Maybe it is a friendly neighbor or a postman who isn't delivering the package I’ve been waiting for." Although I was keen to go and see what was going on, I couldn't because I was in the middle of a meeting.

Finally, the meeting was over; and I walked downstairs like a kid in a candy shop. The package was for me and the sender was Microsoft. Together with my family I opened the package and a beautiful “THANK YOU” appeared. The MVP award for 2021-2022 has just arrived!

I’m delighted to receive the MVP award also this year. 2020 was definitely exceptional and I hope the near future will allow us more and more to get back to what we used to call normal 😊 I’m also looking forward to meeting the community in person at events again. This is something I miss most about our awesome community!

This blog post represents an opportunity for me to say thank you to people who keep inspiring and motivating me:

  • Chris O’Brien: You’ve been an MVP for 14 consecutive years. Congratulation 🥳 Thanks for all the content you've been sharing with us via your blog, events, social media, and so on. You've been a source of inspiration to me.
  • Jeremy Thake: Although you aren't an MVP anymore, you keep contributing to our community with the awesome Microsoft 365 Developer Podcast. Thank you and Paul Schaeflein for the content you share and the speakers you invite. Also, thank you for the great work you’ve done on the Microsoft Graph docs.
  • Vesa Juvonen and Waldek Mastykarz: The Microsoft 365 PnP Weekly is a success and you guys have been playing a very important role in impacting our community.
  • A huge thanks to all of you who has been sharing your knowledge with us. As Vesa Juvonen says, "YOU ARE AWESOME".
I also want to say thanks to the Valo Teamwork team for the peer programming, the brainstorming, and innovation sessions we have. It’s been a pleasure to work with you and to be part of Valo. Thanks also to the Microsoft Graph docs team for the tireless and amazing work you do and for the huge impact you have in our community. Very special thanks to my wife and kids for everything 😊 I loved each and every second we spend together ❤


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