New MVPs for Belgium & Lux announced (full list attached)

Each quarter Microsoft awards passionate technical community leaders  with the Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award recognizing they are top-tier technology influencers and outstanding community contributors.  Microsoft began the MVP Awards many years ago as a way to recognize members of the general public who devoted their time and technical expertise to helping users in various online technical forums. Over time, the program evolved, and awards are given to members of technical communities worldwide for their contributions to communities including third-party Web sites, user groups, blogs and wikis. MVP Awards are given directly by Microsoft Corp.

Below is the list of all 38 new and existing MVP’s for Belgium & Luxembourg cross a wealth of technologies from Dynamics CRM and ERP, over Exchange, SQL and Azure, and consumer security and homeserver. Congratulations to all the new ones!!!

Award Category Technical Expertise
Wim Coorevits Business Management Dynamics CRM
Eric Wauters Business Management Dynamics NAV
Luc Van Dyck Business Management Dynamics NAV
Luc Sanders Business Productivity PowerPoint
Hans Hoet Business Productivity Project
Jan De Messemaeker Business Productivity Project
Didier Stevens Client Operating System Consumer Security
Marc Van Nooten Client Operating System Consumer Security
Mieke Verburgh Client Operating System Consumer Security
Hans Le Roy Client Operating System Internet Explorer
Tonino Bruno Comm. & Collaboration Exchange Server
Johan Delimon Comm. & Collaboration Lync
Kurt Roggen Comm. & Collaboration Management Infrastructure
Joris Poelmans Comm. & Collaboration SharePoint Server
Karine Bosch Comm. & Collaboration SharePoint Server
Michel Bintener Consumer Solutions Macintosh
Frederik Vandeputte Data & Storage SQL Server
Hengel Guy Data & Storage SQL Server
Mike Resseler Data & Storage Syst. Ctr. Data Protection Mgr.
Kenny Buntinx Data Center Management Syst. Ctr. Config.Manager
Kim Oppalfens Data Center Management Syst. Ctr. Config.Manager
Alexandre Verkinderen Data Center Management Syst. Ctr. Operations Manager
Kris van der Mast Development Platforms ASP.NET
Maarten Balliauw Development Platforms ASP.NET
Simone Chiaretta Development Platforms ASP.NET
Gill Cleeren Development Platforms Silverlight
Pieter Gheysens Development Platforms Visual Studio ALM
Panagiotis Kefalidis Development Platforms Windows Azure
Yves Goeleven Development Platforms Windows Azure
Marc Gregoire Development Tools Visual C++
Frederik De Breuck Entertainment Xbox
Brecht Kets Entertainment XNA/DirectX
Riemer Grootjans Entertainment XNA/DirectX
Tom Decaluwe Identity & Access Forefront
Paul Loonen Identity & Access Identity Lifecycle Manager
Peter Geelen Identity & Access Identity Lifecycle Manager
Wilfried Mestdagh Online Services Windows Live Platform
Nick Asseloos Server Solutions Windows Home Server

To become an MVP, candidates are nominated by Microsoft, other community individuals, or in some cases themselves. Candidates are rigorously evaluated for their technical expertise, community leadership, and voluntary community contributions for the previous year.
Are you interested in hearing more about the MVP Award from some of our leadership team? Check out this recent video created by Visual C# MVP David Giard about what the MVP Award means to the technical community, what it means to Microsoft, and how MVPs are selected. Please visit the nomination page to nominate a community leader to be considered for an MVP Award.