Microsoft MVP Renewal 2022/23

July, that time of the year where Microsoft MVPs are impatiently waiting on the outcome of the annual Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) renewal process. This year we all received a notification on the 1st of July, but not the one we were all expecting. The notification was communication of a delay to the Microsoft MVP Renewal 2022/23 renewal announcement.

That incited some humor of a pseudo award disc for the 5-day extension due to the delay of renewal announcement.

Microsoft MVP Renewal 2022/23 delay

And some next level trolling from Loryan Strant.

Microsoft MVP Renewal 2022/23 delay trolling

All joking aside, it is satisfying and humbling to receive the award email notification this morning. Notification informing me that I’d received MVP Renewal for the 2022/23 year in the Enterprise Mobility – Identity and Access Management category. This is my fifth renewal after being first awarded in 2017.

In last year’s post commemorating being re-awarded I mentioned the advancements in identity and access management. Especially around passwordless and decentralized identity. In the last twelve months I certainly have expended a lot of effort in those areas.

Two hackathon submissions associated with decentralized identity that I’m particularly proud of being a part of this year are the:

I look forward to being an active contributor of the MVP family for the 2022/23 renewal cycle with a lot of my global MVP colleagues who have also been renewed. Fingers crossed the MVP Summit will finally return to an in-person event in 2023.