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Dynamics Profile: Surprise, You Really Are a Microsoft Dynamics CRM MVP

by Linda Rosencrance
Contributing Writer, MSDW

Rami MounlaBeing named a Microsoft Dynamics MVP is typically a huge surprise to candidates, despite the fact that the candidates know that they've been nominated.

Although Rami Mounla knew he had been nominated by another Microsoft MVP (Visual Studio ALM), he never received the typical email letting him know that he had been awarded the title of Microsoft Dynamics CRM MVP, which happened last summer.

"I only received a generic email congratulating all the MVPs," he says. "Then I got a follow-up email saying that there was a package coming my way. So I wondered if that was a package telling me I didn't get it and I have to work a little harder to get it, or if it was a package that actually had the award."

Mounla wasn't certain until he actually received the package and opened it. "I was over the moon to see that it actually had the award in it," he says.

Originally from Lebanon, Mounla now lives in New Zealand where he has worked for nearly four years as a technical consultant and now solution architect at Microsoft partner Datacom Group Ltd., an IT services firm.

After receiving a bachelor of science degree in computer science from American University of Beirut, Mounla decided to continue his studies at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. He received his masters degree in computer science from that institution in 2008, at which time he went to work at Fujitsu as a senior Microsoft consultant.

"I began working with Dynamics CRM about eight years ago when I ...

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About Linda Rosencrance

Linda Rosencrance is a freelance writer/editor in the Boston area. Rosencrance has over 25 years experience as an reporter/investigative reporter, writing for many newspapers in the metropolitan Boston area. Rosencrance has been writing about information technology for the past 16 years.

She has covered a variety of IT subjects, including Microsoft Dynamics, mobile security issues such as data loss prevention, network management, secure mobile app development, privacy, cloud computing, BI, big data, analytics, HR, CRM, ERP, and enterprise IT.

Rosencrance is the author of six true crime books for Kensington Publishing Corp.