Congratulations new and renewed MVP’s

The 1st July will bring forward some renewed CRM MVP’s and some new ones.  Tanguy has just tweeted he is an MVP for another year and I don’t think anyone can argue it’s not deserved.  Jason Lattimer has also been renewed.  For some reason Microsoft don’t release a blog post with all the MVP’s on, so you usually find out via tweets and blog posts.

If you want to learn more about the MVP program click here but basically it’s an award given to people who have made a great contribution to the CRM community.  This blog also has some information.  Jukka has also reached level 2.  Also Dave Berry and Gustaf Westerlund were MVP’s renewed.  Well done everyone.

The Hosk was nominated (which was great) but alas was not successful this time but as a consolation I should get my Microsoft Community Contributor badge (MCC) sometime soon, this is awarded every six months to the top 5 members who have the most verified answers (208 verified answers for the Hosk) on the Microsoft Dynamics forum. Learn more about the Microsoft Community Contributor badge program.  It has been a very useful way to learn using CRM 2013 and understanding some of the common problems people have been experiencing.  I highly recommend getting on the forum and answering a few questions and sharing your knowledge.

A benefit of answering questions on the forum is you will also learn from other peoples answers and there have been many times someone has come up with a solution to a problem I hadn’t considered but is really useful.  CRM MVP’s also answer forum questions and it’s a great way to benefit from their experience and knowledge on areas of CRM you haven’t had a lot of exposure to.

Today I was answering a question on this forum post about Workflows and child records and CRM MVP Scott answered provided a link to a CRM 2011 codeplex solution I had never heard of, awesome.

Why was the Hosk nominated

The main reason is someone nominated me but this was hopefully because I have been creating good CRM content and contributing to the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Community.  An MVP award is not something that can be forced, it’s a by product of creating great content.  I view it as being called up by the your country’s football team, you focus on having a great season and doing well for you club (The mighty Ipswich Town) and then if you do really well you might get called up for the national team, which in this case is team CRM MVP.

I was looking at some of the stuff I have done so far this year and with CRM 2013 really kicking off I have learnt loads this year and my view is you learn a lot by doing things in CRM 2013 and you get a deeper knowledge by explaining functionality to other people in blog posts and youtube videos.

Created the Hosk CRM Dev Youtube channel

Although the channel was created to help people learn CRM development, I have been blown off course a bit but there is still some great videos on creating plugins and other CRM 2013 development.  Below are the useful playlists

CRM Development Foundation (6 videos)

CRM 2013 Plugins (5 Videos)

CRM 2013 – Workflows and Dialogs (3 Videos)

CRM 2013 JavaScript (2 Videos)

Hosk Dev Tips (3 videos)

CRM 2013 Quick Tips (2 videos)


Created and still working on the Guide to help people pass the MB2-703 – CRM 2013 Customization and configuration certification (see all all the content below)


Created the CRM MVP questionnaire and then emailed (numerous times) to the CRM MVP’s to beg for their participation, you can see all those Q&A’s on the link below


Reviewed lots of CRM 2013 tools and created a useful list


I also created my first tool on Codeplex – Hosk’s CRM 2013 Guid Getter

I had always wanted to create a tool to get the guid for records, so I’m glad I finally got round to creating it.  It was also interesting because it was the first time I had really used the CRM 2013 Ribbon workbench is a fantastic tool.


I’m not going to go through all the blog posts because there is too many.

I also tweet a lot of great CRM articles @BenHosk if are interested in, although the best articles are put into the my Friday Top picks blog post.


Keep on keeping on

So I will just have to get going and creating even better CRM 2013 content for the second half of the year and then hope that someone nominates me🙂 , I will just place the link below to save you going to find it.  Of course only if you think the Hosk is worthy of a nomination.

The good news for me they consider your contribution for a whole year, so I will be added to all the content I have created above and hope to make a more compelling argument for the award.  My plan is to keep getting nominated until they finally give in.

 Don’t forget CRM MVP Q&A

I would like to remind the new CRM MVP’s to please fill out my CRM MVP Q&A if you have time.  Luckily for me the newly created CRM MVP’s are often great at responding and answering the questions


Once again congratulations all the CRM MVP’s created and renewed today, I’m very glad you are creating lots of great stuff for the CRM community.



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