Thursday, March 14, 2013

Active Directory MVPs on Twitter

I've become a big fan of twitter over the last few years; it is one of the best sources for information and news in my opinion.  I still like RSS feeds for checking blogs and new entries but I'm using twitter more these days.  It is also much easier to interact using twitter.   With the impending closure of Google Reader I'll probably be a bigger twitter user.  

I've started compiling a list of Active Directory/Directory Services MVPs on twitter.   Tweet frequency ranges from multiple daily tweets to rarely.  I will try and keep this list up to date.  I'm sure there are folks that I missed.  Please send me an email or leave a comment if any entry needs updating.   I don't want to leave anyone out.

I'll try to update and go through this list every quarter (MVPs are selected every quarter Jan/April/July/October)

Microsoft MVPs - Directory Services  Twitter Name and Profile
Mesut Aladag@mesutaladag
Zubair Alexander @ZubairAlexander
Jimmy Andersson
Brian Arkills @barkills
Hank Arnold
Alexandre  Augagneur
Edoardo Benussi @ebenussi
Paul  Bergson @pbbergs
Sander Berkouwer @SanderBerkouwer
Xiaolong Cai
Paul  Clement
Ragael Correa
Eugene Delprato
Brian Desmond @brdesmond
Olivier Detilleux @olivierdx
Sean Deuby @shorinsean
Freddy Elmaleh
Marius Ene
Salman Farizy
Ace Fekay @AceFekay
Liang Feng
Lee Flight
Tamas Gai
Ermanno Goletto @ermannog
Guido Grillenmeier
Chunlong Han
LiGang Han
Junxian Huang
Nils Kaczenski @Kaczenski
Joe  Kaplan
Sainath KEV
Gil  Kirkpatrick @gkirkpatrick
Jyrki Kivimaki @jykivima
Mike Kline @mekline
Michinari Kobuna
Suguru Kunii
Roberto Di Lello @RaDiansBlog
Guangji Liang
Qiang Liu
Fernando Lopez
Thiago Cardosa Luiz @t_cardoso
Ahmed  Malek
Tadayoshi Manabe
Mark  Minasi @mminasi
Richard Mueller
Tony Murray @MrTweetTastic
Gary  Olsen
Niyi Omotoyinbo
Mark  Parris @markparris
Suttipan Passorn @passorn
Jorge de Almeida Pinto
Pawel Plawiak
John Policelli @JohnPolicelli
Marcin Policht
Leonardo  Ponti @PontiLeo
Bobby  Primasta
Yuwei Qi
Shengrong Qu
Slamet Raharjo
Leone Randazzo @LeoneRandazzo
Joe  Richards @joewaredotnet
Llya Rud
Marc Salvador
Mario Serra @Marioserra72
Morgan Simonsen @msimonsen
Ulf Simon-Weidner @DSGeek
Santhosh Sivarajan @Santhosh_Sivara
Chris Spanougakis @spanougakis
Jacek Swiatowiak
Yanyang Tian
Hakan Uzuner @hakanuzuner
Awinish Vishwakarma @Awinish
Gabrizio Volpe @fabriziovlp
Meinolf  Weber @mei_web
Ralf Wigand @ralfwigand
Haidong Wu
Chenggang Xiang
Haji Yakub
Shuyong Yan
Bobby  Zulkarnain @bobbyiz

Honorary MVP

Laura Hunter                                                    @adfskitteh
**Laura was a long time MVP and now a blue badger.  Microsoft employees can't be MVPs.

Gil dasdfsadf

Thursday, March 7, 2013

My Friend Wrote a Book - Part 2

In 2009 I wrote a blog about my friend Kevin writing a book.  Friend is really not a good word here. Kevin and I have been like brothers for 30 years now.  I've always said that I have two brothers, my biological brother Andy, and Kevin.

In 2009 Kevin's book was mentioned in the local county paper.  Since that book was released Kevin has been working on his second book that tells the important story of blacks in Loudoun County, VA during the Civil War.

The book is called  From Loudoun To Glory

This is Kevin Grigsby's second book, which highlights Loudoun County's African-American heritage. From Loudoun To Glory is about the important role that African-Americans from Loudoun County, Virginia played in the Civil War. They would serve as soldiers, sailors, nurses, spies, and scouts. Over two hundred and fifty African-American soldiers and a dozen sailors from Loudoun served in the Union military during the Civil War.

The same things I said in my first blog about Kevin's book goes for this one.  This book  has made a bigger initial splash.  When I woke up on Sunday morning and saw the Washington Post I saw that Kevin's book was featured on the front page of the paper on A1, above the fold.  WOW!!!

The full Washington Post article can be found in the link below.  I've also included some screenshots from the paper.

Sunday, March 3, 2013  Washington Post front page, I put the red box around the book mention

A mention on the front page of one of the biggest papers on the planet.  It doesn't get much bigger than that.  It is cool to be on the same page with President Obama.  I thought that I'd see the book story in the Loudoun weekly section (small weekly insert).  I was wrong on that!  The book was prominently featured on the front page of the Washington Post Metro section. 

Sunday, March 3, 2013  Washington Post Metro Section 

This is one of the proudest moment's in Kevin's life (his kids are  #1 and #2 by a long shot) .  I couldn't imagine being happier for someone.  Years of hard work and dedication will keep this important story alive for many generations to come.  

Today - mentioned on the same page with President Obama...tomorrow a picture and meeting with President Obama where you present him with a signed is the limit :)