Re-awarded MVP

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Being a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) is a one-year gig. My first year as a Directory Services MVP started January 1, 2009. Since then I proudly displayed the MVP logo on the left hand side of my blog. From the Least Amount of Administrative Effort point of view, I was curious to find out whether I could keep the logo there.

With great pleasure I received the following e-mail today:


Congratulations 2010 Microsoft MVP!

Dear Sander Berkouwer,

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 Directory Services technical communities during the past year.

The Microsoft MVP Award provides us the unique opportunity to celebrate and honor your significant contributions and say "Thank you for your technical leadership."
Toby Richards
General Manager
Community & Online Support


What a great way to start 2010! 🙂

Author: Sander Berkouwer

Sander Berkouwer is the author of the Active Directory Administration Cookbook, speaker and blogger at and He is awarded Microsoft MVP, Veeam Vanguard and VMware vExpert. Since 2009, Microsoft has awarded Sander with the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award. Since 2016, Veeam has awarded Sander with the Veeam Vanguard award.