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Microsoft MVP Award – April 2011 Awards !

Everytime is a challenge, everytime is a “working hard” to make sure all the valuable members of the Communities are Awarded. It’s a process that never ends…

And it’s not that easy, monitoring all the Communities in CEE & Italy (the Region I represent, excluding Russia & CIS Countries), and find the “best of the best” inside those entities.

But I’m helped, of course: thanks to the continuous commitment of the Microsoft local Subsidiaries, and the help of the MVPs themselves, we get new outstanding nominations throughout the Region every Quarter.

So what can I say, apart from CONGRATULATING the new and re-awarded MVPs?

I never experienced that but, if I would be a technical expert in the IT Industry, getting the MVP Award e-mail should be really satisfying, from a personal and professional standpoint.

I always feel the excitement from the new MVPs, but also from the ones who are renewed, it’s still a very emotional part of their jobs and careers.

And this is thanks to what you do, on a voluntarily basis, that makes you a Microsoft MVP, even if you are not “MVP-branded” yet :). Doing communities activities, being available to the local subsidiaries when it comes to do technical presentations or articles or whatever it is, you’re part of the Community Ecosystem as an “Influencer”. People listen to you, listen to your advice, and take actions on your technical feedback. And this is definitely TRUST, something you gain year over year with your continuous effort in helping the communities grow from a technical perspective. So this is just to say THANK YOU, again, for what you do.


Back to the April Award Cycle, I’m very happy to announce the new MVPs (sorted by name):


Influencer Country/Region Technical Expertise
Alberto Ferrari Italy SQL Server
Anton Staykov Bulgaria Windows Azure
Bahrudin Hrnjica Bosnia-Herzegovina Visual C#
Daniel Stefaniak Poland Management Infrastructure
Dimitris Papadimitriou Greece Connected System Developer
Francesco Sodano Italy SharePoint Server
Igor Pavlekovic Croatia Exchange Server
Jevgeni Tsaikin Estonia Device Application Development
Marcin Dembowski Poland Internet Explorer
Marcin Iwanowski Poland Expression Blend
Mirko Mainetti Italy Dynamics NAV
Nicola Ferrini Italy App-V
Toomas Ruus Estonia Exchange Server


(as soon as you’ll publish the news on your blogs and/or on your MVP Profiles, I will add the links to your name so anyone can see who you are :)).

I won’t put the list of all the re-awarded MVPs as it’s very long but, if you ask me to do it, I’ll do it !

Of course we had some declined MVPs. And this is natural: sometimes people don’t have time to dedicate to the communities anymore, some others changed jobs so this make it difficult for them to be active again: any other reason in between I don’t want to lose connections with these guys because I’m sure, sooner or later, they’ll come back again !

BTW, If you don’t know nothing about the MVP Award Program, why don’t you subscribe to our blog? You’ll definitely find some good interesting stories to read about !


That said, Enjoy your Award and talk to you soon !


  1. 30/11/1999 at 02:00

    Congrats to all new and re-awarded MVPs!

  2. 30/11/1999 at 02:00

    Congratulations to the new MVPs and the ones that were renewed. I guess the April cycle is the toughest, since you cannot be sure if it’s for real or just a Microsoft April 1st prank (especially for the new MVPs). 🙂

  3. 30/11/1999 at 02:00

    really? I didn’t get my email. if it were a joke, it would be a cruel one…

  4. 30/11/1999 at 02:00

    oh. just got it 😀

  5. 30/11/1999 at 02:00

    Congrats to all colleagues and espec to my fellow countryman Igor Pavlekovic and my Blend colleague from Poland, Marcin!

  6. 30/11/1999 at 02:00

    Congratulations to all new and renewed MVPs!

  7. 30/11/1999 at 02:00

    Congrats to all awarded and re-awarded MVPs!

    BTW, just got my another renewal 🙂

  8. 30/11/1999 at 02:00

    It’s nice to see another awarded Bulgarian! Congratulations to all new and re-awarded MVPs! 🙂

  9. 30/11/1999 at 02:00

    Thanks all for this great step in my professional life!

    Congratz to all the others.. I know how can be difficult to be a MVP!

  10. 30/11/1999 at 02:00

    I am very pleased and honored to become one of the MVPs. Thank you very much!

  11. Mirko Mainetti
    30/11/1999 at 02:00

    wooo, i can’t believe it!
    I’m not already “mvp-branded” in front of you, other MVPs, but i’ll do my better to deserve this title!

  12. 30/11/1999 at 02:00

    Really a big surprise 🙂

  13. 30/11/1999 at 02:00


    All the best,

  14. 30/11/1999 at 02:00

    Congrats to all new MVPs, and also all re-awarded! 😉

  15. 30/11/1999 at 02:00

    Alessandro, I noticed you have an MVPBuzz twitter list. Is this for any MVP who tweets? The reason I ask is that I’m a CRM MVP who tweets (@leontribe) 😉

    Leon Tribe

    • 30/11/1999 at 02:00

      of course I will, @leontribe ! 🙂

  16. Marcin Iwanowski
    30/11/1999 at 02:00

    Too late, but… Many thanks 🙂
    Especially for Vibor Ciphan 🙂

  17. 02/04/2011 at 07:54

    Congratulations to all the new and re-awarded MVPs!

    I got my renewal as well 🙂

    It is an honor to be part of the team!

  18. 02/04/2011 at 13:15

    Congratulations, to new and renewed MVPs!

  19. 07/04/2011 at 20:03

    Congratulations MVPs!!!


  20. 01/04/2011 at 23:24

    thank you Marcin, I do my best 🙂

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