January 2, 2016

Another year with the MVP community

Yesterday I received my second MVP Award and it's a great way to start the New Year!
Be in the first quarter (or in the second one due to April Fools' Day) is a bit thrilling but worth the wait. Last October the MVP program made some changes, so my award category is now called Business Solutions and includes MVPs from the Dynamics family (CRM, AX, GP, NAV) and from Microsoft Project.

An anniversary is also a moment to look back and see what was done last year. Personally I contribute to these sites: Dynamics Community, MSDN Forums and StackOverflow.

I start with the last. StackOverflow doesn't have a so good reputation inside the Dynamics CRM community, probably because it's not the right place to ask all the questions, it's a site for developers, it has rules and you can't just drop there and ask: "How do I install the Email router?", but it's a great community with extraordinary members.

MSDN has forums for CRM questions, but I noticed in the last year that the number of questions asked there is lower, there are also some regional CRM forums (like in German or French) but I don't know if this trend I noticed affected also that part.

Dynamics Community had a huge increment of participation: more questions, more active users, more feedback. It's a site for everybody, beginners and experts, a great community, probably THE Dynamics CRM community, you can find everybody there.

Last year I also coded a bit and released two small utilities: a library to handle Moment.js multi language inside Dynamics CRM and a Theme Generator.

The library for Moment.js is a small thing, you can find details here but it got a mention on CRM Tip Of The Day.

The Dynamics CRM Theme Generator had more success, it has daily visitors and was mentioned or reviewed in some CRM articles, in particular this one that I like very much:

My Eyes! How to Create Jarring Themes Using the Theme Generator

2015 was a long and full year and I hope 2016 will be Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger!

ps: I started a new blog (8086.it)


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