Loveparade drama

For those of you who do know me a bit, you'll know that I'm a fan of the Love Parade. Every year I'm there. This year was no different in that regards, a friend, my girlfriend and myself have attend this event this years Love Parade as well. As you might have heard, there has been a dramatic incident at the party this year which caused 19 people to die and hunderds of people to get insured. I'm glad to mention that we are fine, but we are terribly sad for the people who are not.

I have no words for what has happened.


MVP reawarded

I’d like to share with you that Microsoft has awarded me for the fifth time in a row the MVP award. This award is given by Microsoft to the people who are considered to be community leaders in a specific technology. This year some of my community activities include

- Giving presentations on the Convergence in Frankfurt en Rotterdam to +/- 200 Dynamics CRM customers
- Sharing insight about how to position Dynamics CRM and SharePoint for 50 Microsoft partners
- Keeping up to date a blog with about 12.000 page views each month[1]
- Supporting a student with her final thesis around “CRM in a museum”
- Membership of the Microsoft driven Dynamics CRM Content Advisory Board

I'd also like to use this opportunity to share my greatest respect for two of the MVP's who are leaving the group. I've always looked at these guys as thought leaders. These guys have helped me out so many times and I'm sure they will stay my mentors. Thanks Matt Parks! Thanks Guy Riddle! I'm sure we'll meet again.