Last week the MVP summit November 2013 was held in Redmond/Bellevue. The date of this annual event was changed bringing the MVP summit to November. Microsoft geeks from all over the world with professions on several products and technologies came to learn and meet each other.  As a rookie MVP on Microsoft Dynamics AX it was my first MVP summit.

The program related to Microsoft Dynamics AX was intensive. We have looked at the product and related tools on the current version as well as the future. We learned a lot but we were also able to provide feedback. Feedback which will help to make it a better product. I’m very excited about the future directions. Unfortunately I can’t share the information, being under NDA. Microsoft gave us the feeling to be part of their family. They were really interested in our opinions and experience with real life implementations.

It was great to meet other MVP’s. Each person has his own specialties and interests. Depending on the type of track (technical or functional) different persons gave feedback or asked questions. So I learned from them as well.


On this picture you will see from left to right: Lyle Curry (Product Manager at Microsoft and our great host for this week), Martin Dráb, Manel Querol, Joel Leichty, Antonio Gilabert, Joris de Gruyter, André Arnaud de Calavon (me), Tommy Skaue, Murray Fife and José Antonio Estefan.

Also very special is that Tommy and I met one of the first and still active MVP’s on our way back to the airport. Bob Umlas has been an MVP on Excel since 1994 consecutively. This inspires me try to achieve this number of awards as well.

That’s all for now. Till next time!