Microsoft MVP Award – January 2013 !

After Christmas, holidays (for the lucky ones who had them) and the New Year, I really hope you enjoyed them as mush I did.

This post is something a lot of people are waiting for: this is about the new Microsoft MVP Awardees @ the 1st of January.

As you may know, the Microsoft MVP Program is an Award given to exceptional people who voluntarily shared their knowledge on Microsoft products. Whether it’s an online forum or a technical speech, the Microsoft MVPs are independent people who gained the trust of their peers by facts. It’s about communities, it’s about sharing the personal/professional experience they acquired on the field. It’s about giving feedback, providing guidance to their online and offline peers. It’s about sharing.

And every 3 months, we evaluate old and new potential and current MVPs to get the best and brightest and I hope we’re doing a good job !


Finding the right people is the #1 goal and, as said, sometimes it’s not easy. But I can tell you I’m helped by a lot of people in this process. So now please join me in Congratulating the following awarded people as Microsoft MVPs (sorted by name), living in Central, Eastern Europe (excluding Russia and CIS Countries) and Italy:

Influencer Technical Expertise Country/Region
Bill  Stavroulakis ASP.NET/IIS Greece
Boriana  Petrova Excel Bulgaria
Darko  Jovišić Dynamics CRM Croatia
Grzegorz  Gałęzowski PowerShell Poland
Jovan  Popovic ASP.NET/IIS Serbia
Robert  Voncina SharePoint Server Slovenia
Vlatko  Ivanovski Visual Studio ALM Macedonia F.Y.R.O

A BIG CONGRATS to the Microsoft MVPs who have been renewed this Award cycle: the list is long so I apologize in advance if I don’t post the whole list but I still want to congratulate them for their community involvement. Being renewed is as tough as being awarded for the first time and being involved in the online and offline community environments is a challenge. Think about it: do you have time to dedicate to the others? Do you have time to travel to another City or Country to make a speech or participate as an Ask The Expert during a Microsoft and/or a Community event? Do you have time to write articles and technical blog posts? Yes, the list is long and I can go on and on… But the driver is not the MVP Award, the driver is the Passion these people have, Passion to organize User Group events in their spare time, Passion to support users in troubleshooting their technical problems, Passion to write about the products they love more, Passion to share their experience on the field so others can benefit from that. Easy, eh? :)

And for the ones who didn’t make it, don’t lose hope: I’m sure if you put a little extra effort you’ll be able to get the Award !

BTW, If you want to know more about the MVP Award Program, do subscribe our blog as you’ll find some interesting stories to read…

Enjoy your Award and Congratulations again !!


  1. 01/10/2012 at 16:55

    I’m MVP for the 5th year! Thanks Microsoft and thanks Alead!!
    Congrats to all the new and renewed MVPs!

  2. 01/10/2012 at 16:57

    Congrats to all!!!

  3. 01/10/2012 at 17:12

    Congrats everyone! Finally new ASP.NET/IIS MVP in our region! 🙂

  4. 01/10/2012 at 17:21

    Congratulations to all, new and renewed!!

  5. 01/10/2012 at 18:30

    Really I’m honored that I’m in the list of the MVPs, Thank you Microsoft, thank you Alessandro!

  6. 01/10/2012 at 18:31

    Congratulations to all!

  7. 01/10/2012 at 19:49

    Congratulation guys! to all Renewed and the New ones.
    …I’m really honored to be MVP for 5th year…see you soon!

  8. Romeo Mlinar
    01/10/2012 at 21:08

    Congrats to all new and renewed MVPs. I’m proud to be a your member. Thank you Ale and thanks to Microsoft.

  9. 01/10/2012 at 21:54

    Congratulations to all !!!

  10. 01/10/2012 at 22:10

    Congratulation to all new MVP’s, especially to Adem, Dubravko, Romeo, Spaso and my colleague SQL Server MVP Dukagjin Maloku 🙂

    Also congratulation to all renewed old MVP friends!

  11. Daniel Potyrala
    01/10/2012 at 22:31

    Congratulations to all new and re-awarded MVP’s!

  12. 01/10/2012 at 22:39

    Congratulations to my friends Romeo Mlinar, Dubravko Marak and Adem Šabić as new MVP and to all new MVP and renewed MVP too.

  13. 01/10/2012 at 23:15

    Congrats to all, new and renewed!

  14. 04/10/2012 at 23:12

    Congratulations to my friends Romeo Mlinar and Spaso Lazarevic to MVP award, and congratulations also to renewed MVPs.

  15. 01/01/2013 at 16:34

    Congrats to all renewed today and welcome to the family new MVPs!!

  16. 01/01/2013 at 17:26

    Thanks Alessandro and congrats to all new and renewed MVP’s. It’s a pleasure and an honor to be included in this selected group.

    All the best & happy new 2013!!!

  17. Jose Luis Latorre Millas
    01/01/2013 at 17:34

    Congratulations to all the new and renewed MVP’s, it’s a pleasure and an honor to be part of this amazing group of people.

    And happy new 2013!!

  18. 01/01/2013 at 17:35

    Congrats to all especially to my colleague from Poland.

  19. 01/01/2013 at 17:35

    Congrats to all! 🙂

  20. 01/01/2013 at 17:37

    Congrats! 🙂

  21. 01/01/2013 at 18:14

    I’m glad to see my name on a list for MVP awards for the first time. Thank you Microsoft !!! Now I can start preparing for the MVP summit 2013 :):)

  22. 01/01/2013 at 19:14

    This is my 6th year as Microsoft MVP and it’s a brilliant day! 🙂
    Congrats to all the new MVPs and also to the renewed ones!

  23. 01/01/2013 at 19:52

    Congrats to all new MVPs and welcome to the club. Also big congratulations to old one. Best wishes

  24. 02/01/2013 at 00:33

    Congratulations for all awarded and re-awarded! 🙂 I’m glad to see another MVP from my country, this time the ALM Ranger, Vlatko Ivanovski! Congratulations!

  25. Alberto De Luca
    02/01/2013 at 10:38

    My best congrats to all new and renewed MVPs. Happy New year everybody!

  26. Daniel Potyrala
    03/01/2013 at 16:58

    Congratulations to all new and re-awarded MVPs!

  27. Darko Jovisic
    07/01/2013 at 12:38

    Very proud to be a part of such a great community. Congrats to all other awardees!

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