Last wednesday I was a happy man. Around 4:30 CET I got an email from Microsoft saying that I got awarded as MVP. And this was the 10th time I got that email.
In those 10 years I had periods where I did not even notice that email because it went to spam until a few days later, or until my MSDN subscription (one of the cool benefits of the award) was discontinued because I did not renew it.
But this one is special. Being part of this journey for a decade now. A lot has happened in those 10 years that are a direct result of the award. Traveling to cool places, meeting interesting people, making friends and last but not least, learning how Microsoft works.
I am not easy to work with. After I finished my last book I apologised for being me to the project manager since I gave her a hard time, and I know I did. I am very strong in my opinions and it takes some serious effort to change those opinions.
The community has evolved tremendously in the last 10 years as has Microsoft in dealing with it. Most changes are great changes. Some are not.
Please keep a close eye on my blog or MSDynamicsWord. I am working on an article of how the community around Dynamics NAV evolved in the last 10 years and hopefully giving people a few tips and tricks in how to keep standing in the ecosystem that we know today.
Thank you for everyone that reads my blog, asks questions on the forums and visits my presentations at events all accross the globe.