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Microsoft's MVP Program Names Three New, Twenty Returning Dynamics MVPs

by Jason Gumpert
April 11 2012

Microsoft kicked off April with, among other things, its quarterly Most Valuable Professional (MVP) awards for experts in the company's products and "make exceptional contributions to technical communities, sharing their passion, knowledge, and know-how".

Matt TraxingerThis round saw twenty three Microsoft Dynamics awardees, but only three new MVPs.  Among the new MVPs, Matt Traxinger of ArcherPoint is the most well known to us for his variety of community contributions including a Dynamics NAV programmer's cookbook, presentations on various development and design topics at events including our Decisions virtual conferences, and his constant presence on the NAV forums. 

Dynamics CRM added one new MVP in Tiago Michelini Carodoso, a CRM professional and blogger based in Brazil and a Microsoft Community Contributor award winner for 2011 for his participation on MSDN and TechNet.

And the final new MVP is Kent Carstens, a Dynamics AX application developer at DuBois Chemicals whose role is to "develop, manage and maintain code for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 ERP systems" at DuBois, according to his LinkedIn profile.  Carstens has been an active contributor on the Dynamics Community forums for quite a while, but there is not too much additional public information visible about him.

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Prior to co-founding, Jason was a Principal Software Consultant at Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), where he implemented solutions, trained customers, managed software development, and spent some time in the pre-sales engineering organization. He has also held consulting positions at CSC Consulting and Monitor Group.

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