Category Archive for MVP

Microsoft MVP VC++ 2014 Award

Today I got a mail from Microsoft saying that my MVP (Most Valuable Professional) award for Visual C++ is extended for 2014 :)

Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2014 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate your outstanding contributions in Visual C++ technical communities during the past year.

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MVP Global Summit 2013 November Report

I gave a report of the November MVP Global Summit 2013 to software engineers in my company. Obviously, I’m only talking about things that did not fall under NDA.
The slides can be downloaded below:

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MVP Global Summit November 2013

Looking forward to the Microsoft MVP Global Summit November 2013 :)
MVP Global Summit November 2013

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Microsoft MVP VC++ 2013 Award

I got the confirmation email from Microsoft that my MVP (Most Valuable Professional) award for Visual C++ is extended for 2013 :)
I’m already looking forward to the next Summit :)

Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2013 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate your outstanding contributions in Visual C++ technical communities during the past year.

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MVP Global Summit 2013 February Report

On March 25th, I gave a report of the February MVP Global Summit 2013 to software engineers in my company. Obviously, I’m only talking about things that did not fall under NDA.
The slides can be downloaded below:

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TechDays 2013


TechDays 2013 is planned for 5-7 March 2013 in the Kinepolis in Antwerp.
The agenda planning is still in full swing but the first speakers and sessions have already been announced.

There will be two pre-conferences on March 5th:

  • Modern application lifecycle management with Visual Studio 2012 (Brian Keller and other speakers to be announced)
  • SharePoint 2013 Platform and App development (Dan Holme, Lieven Iliano and TBA)

Content on March 6th and 7th: focus is on developing Windows 8, Windows Azure and Windows Phone apps, of course supported by sessions on EF, tools, ASP.NET, identity and more.

There will also be a corner with MEET members and MVPs who can help you with any questions or problems you might have.

You get an early bird discount of 15% if you order tickets before January 1st 2013.

More information on the official TechDays site.

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Microsoft MVP VC++ 2012 Award

I got the confirmation email from Microsoft that my MVP (Most Valuable Professional) award for Visual C++ is extended for 2012 :)

Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2012 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate your outstanding contributions in Visual C++ technical communities during the past year.

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Awarded MVP of the Year

I received an amazing email from the Microsoft Community Program Manager stating the following:

“Congratulations on being awarded MVP of the Year based on your contributions in 2011!”

It goes without saying that it’s a great honor to receive this title :)

This year, there are 29 MVP’s awarded with the MVP of the Year title, out of around 4000 MVP’s.
I would like to congratulate all MVP’s receiving the title.

On the 1st of March there will be an honorary dinner in Bellevue/Seattle sponsored by S. Somasegar, Senior Vice President of the Developer Division at Microsoft together with other executives and community leads in the division. I’m really looking forward to this dinner.

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Microsoft MVP VC++ 2011 Award

I got the confirmation email from Microsoft that my MVP (Most Valuable Professional) award for Visual C++ is extended for 2011 :)

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Exceptions in C++

On the VC++ MVP mailing list an interesting discussion took place on using exceptions in C++. Now, Diego Dagum, the VC++ Community PM, has written an interesting blog post summarizing that discussion. It’s definitely an interesting read if you work with C++.
Read it here.

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Microsoft MVP VC++ 2010 Award

I got the confirmation email from Microsoft that my MVP (Most Valuable Professional) award for Visual C++ is extended for 2010 :)

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Microsoft MVP VC++ 2009 Award

Yesterday I got an email that I was re-awarded the Microsoft Visual C++ MVP (Most Valuable Professional) award for 2009 :)

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Microsoft 2009 MVP Global Summit Intro

The intro that was played on the Microsoft 2009 MVP Global Summit is available online. Click the link below to see it :)

The Microsoft 2009 MVP Global Summit Intro

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Some holidays :)

On wednesday my holidays are starting :)

I’m flying to New York and will stay a few days in New York. After that I’m flying to Seattle to attend the Microsoft Global MVP Summit 2009. After the summit, I’m flying to Miami and will stay around 1 week there. I’m looking forward to my trip :)

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Microsoft MVP Letter of Recognition

I just received my generic “to whom it may concern” letter of recognition from Microsoft concerning my MVP 2008 award. I have attached it after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »

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Microsoft MVP Global Summit 2008 Pictures

I finally found some time to post a few pictures of the Microsoft MVP Global Summit 2008 in Seattle. The summit was great. There were 1753 MVPs from all over the world attending the summit. The sessions given by Microsoft product groups were very interesting. I went to all the Visual C++ sessions and it was great to hear the direction in which they are going with the product. One thing they made perfectly clear is that MFC is not dead :) They are putting interesting new things in upcoming versions of MFC which allow you to create modern user interfaces for your MFC applications. One such thing is the ribon bar which is part of the MFC Feature Pack for Visual Studio 2008. Below you can see some pictures taken during the summit. Read the rest of this entry »

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Microsoft MVP VC++ 2008 Award

Yesterday April 1st (not an april fools ;) ), I got an email from Microsoft saying that I got the Microsoft MVP Visual C++ Award for 2008. MVP stands for Most Valuable Professional.

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On the same topic, I’m also looking forward to the Microsoft Global MVP Summit in Seattle. This is a 4 day gathering of MVPs from all over the world and starts on 14th of April. It will be a great time to get to know some fellow MVPs. :)

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