Thursday, April 1, 2010

Microsoft Silverlight MVP Award

Today, I got an exiting Email from Microsoft:

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 Silverlight technical communities during the past year.

I hope it wasn't an April Fools' joke. ;-)

It's a real honor for me to get the Silverlight MVP award. All the Silverlight MVPs I know are truly outstanding and I can hardly believe I'm considered to be one of them now. It's even more surreal that I'm the first Silverlight MVP from Germany and the second from the DACH region after the excellent Laurent Bugnion.

I would like to thank Microsoft, the great Silverlight community and especially all that nominated me for the MVP award. It's needless to say that I will continue my work with Silverlight to provide more useful content and I hope I'll be able to satisfy the high expectations.

Thank you all!


  1. They're fast :-) I nominated you on 24/3. Congrats, you really deserved the award!

  2. well deserved !

  3. Awesome, Rene...

    Amazingly well-deserved!!

  4. Herzlichen Gl├╝ckwunsch. Wurde auch Zeit.

  5. Congrats! And keep up the great work!

  6. Yes, congratulations! It was high time :)
    I always thought you're an MVP btw.

  7. Thank you all!

    A lot of people thought something like this and I'm glad I got the MVP award now. I appreciate it.

  8. i really love to see him as MVP
    share a lot and help a lot on forums and website
    thank you sir for doing this all what a guy he is