I am very happy to report that today I received the following email from Microsoft:
Dear Toni Frankola,
Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2010 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 SharePoint Services technical communities during the past year.
Q: So what’s this MVP award Toni?
Well according to Microsoft MVP web site:
We seek to recognize the best and brightest from technology communities around the world with the Microsoft® Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award.
So anybody who loves particular Microsoft technology and actively participates in communities is a potential candidate for an MVP award.
Q: Toni what’s your contribution to the SharePoint community?
In my case there are few things I did in last 12 months to get it: organizing and running Croatian SharePoint User Group, speaking about SharePoint at various community and other conferences, organizing SharePoint events, running a blog, actively participating in online forums and discussion boards, contributing to some open source projects etc.
I would like to thank some people that helped and inspired me for this one, so here we go (in random order):
- Thanks to my fellow Central & Easter Europe SharePoint MVPs: Agnes Molnar, Claudio Brotto and Zlatan Dzinic for nominating me for this award
- Thanks to Nevena Krajcar, Sanja Grcic Plecko, Roman Miler and Zvonimir Mavretic co-founders of the Croatian SharePoint User Group
- Special thanks to all speakers and participants of our SPUG
- Thanks to Jose Antonio Morales for organizing wonderful SharePoint conferences in Slovenia and Peru and inviting me as a speaker
- Thanks to Joel Oleson, Michael Noel and Paul Swider my travelling buddies that traveled with me across Balkans peninsula, Peru, Denmark…
- Thanks to Mark Miller for inviting me to write for End User SharePoint
- Thank you dear reader! Without you this would not be possible…
The past year has been very interesting for me and I plan to be even more active in the next period. Stay tuned!