August 19, 2019
Saurav Dhyani Named Microsoft Most Valuable Professional 5 Consecutive Years
Here we go again…ArcherPoint’s Saurav Dhyani, an Upgrade Technical Futurist, has once more been named by Microsoft as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP)….and we couldn’t be happier. MVPs are Microsoft technology experts who share their knowledge and experience with the community. They strive to stay on the bleeding edge of Microsoft and supporting technologies…but they push even harder to share everything they know and learn with the community through blogs, speaking, forums—whatever it takes to reach people who need it. For more than 20 years, Microsoft has been awarding MVP status to these outstanding leaders for their contributions. Today, there are more than 4,000 MVPs around the world. ArcherPoint’s Saurav Dhyani has been given this honor for the last 5 years, which is well deserved. Saurav has been working with Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Business Central, as well as related technologies, since 2010. This was a critical time in the evolution of NAV, when it was moving to a new architecture. It was also the right time to be a developer and to learn as much as possible about NAV, which is what Saurav set out to do. He has never looked back. But for Saurav, the desire to help others started long before 2010. In fact, Saurav has been somewhat of an “MVP in training” most of his life. When he was a boy in school, he tutored other students on weekends. As a technical professional, he continued to help others in any way he could, subscribing and contributing to forums and eventually writing his own blog (he posts 10-12 every month on average). He began speaking and presenting at local Microsoft events and now speaks at national and worldwide events. And to this day, he still spends 1-2 hours every day checking social media channels—his YouTube channel has more than 1,000 subscribers. Of course, he is also very appreciative of the benefits given to MVPs, like having early access to new releases, close relationships with local Microsoft teams, and a direct communication line to channels with the various Microsoft product teams. MVPs have significant influence on the development paths of Microsoft’s products because they are very well respected not only in the community, but by Microsoft as well. Ultimately, however, it’s about helping people. “I have an eagerness to share the information I have,” says Saurav. “If you know something that can help someone, why not share it?” That pretty much sums him up. Saurav will be speaking and teaching at the User Group Summit North America 2019, October 15-18 in Orlando. He will be conducting a full-day NAVUG Academy Pre-Conference session (Getting Started with Visual Studio Code and AL for Dynamics 365 BC/NAV) on October 14 and will also be presenting a conference session, AL and VS Code: The Good, The Bad, and The Fine Print. Do you know someone who should become an MVP? Nominate them! If you are interested in getting more involved in the Dynamics NAV and Dynamics 365 Business Central community, check out our Community Page for a list of sites and organizations dedicated to Dynamics Business Central and NAV.
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